Jacob W. Davis

1831 - 1908

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Jacob William Davis (born Jacob Youphes; 1831–1908) was a Latvian-born American tailor who is credited with inventing modern jeans. Growing up in Latvia, he emigrated to the United States as a young man and spent some time in Canada as well. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacob W. Davis has received more than 301,521 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Jacob W. Davis is the 254th most popular inventor, the 83rd most popular biography from Latvia and the 2nd most popular Latvian Inventor.

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Among inventors, Jacob W. Davis ranks 254 out of 355Before him are Robert Watson-Watt, Alexander P. de Seversky, Theodore Maiman, Joseph Aspdin, Cyrus McCormick, and Ernst Alexanderson. After him are Wilson Greatbatch, Tivadar Puskás, Leonardo Torres y Quevedo, Clive Sinclair, Joseph-Armand Bombardier, and Max Valier.

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Among people born in 1831, Jacob W. Davis ranks 60Before him are Hendrik Willem Mesdag, Gaston, Marquis de Galliffet, Paolo Mantegazza, Konstantin Leontiev, Arsenio Martínez Campos, and Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton. After him are Theodor Aman, Johann von Herbeck, Jovan Ristić, Wojciech Gerson, Archibald Scott Couper, and José Evaristo Uriburu. Among people deceased in 1908, Jacob W. Davis ranks 52Before him are Georgy Voronoy, Nicolás Salmerón y Alonso, Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg, Edward MacDowell, Mustafa Kamil Pasha, and Walery Antoni Wróblewski. After him are Holger Drachmann, Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Altenburg, Antonio Starabba, Marchese di Rudinì, Ouida, William Edward Ayrton, and Charles Barbier de Meynard.

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In Latvia

Among people born in Latvia, Jacob W. Davis ranks 83 out of 242Before him are Elya Baskin (1950), Yeshayahu Leibowitz (1903), Vitas (1979), Johann Anton Güldenstädt (1745), Juris Hartmanis (1928), and Lina Stern (1878). After him are Jānis Balodis (1881), Ernst Rudolf von Trautvetter (1809), Vilhelms Purvītis (1872), Vija Artmane (1929), Janis Rozentāls (1866), and Anatoly Solovyev (1948).

Among INVENTORS In Latvia

Among inventors born in Latvia, Jacob W. Davis ranks 2Before him are Friedrich Zander (1887).