Jacque Fresco

1916 - 2017

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Jacque Fresco (March 13, 1916 – May 18, 2017) was an American futurist and self-described social engineer. Self-taught, he worked in a variety of positions related to industrial design. Fresco wrote and lectured his views on sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural-resource management, cybernetic technology, automation, and the role of science in society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacque Fresco has received more than 1,152,941 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Jacque Fresco is the 91st most popular inventor (down from 87th in 2019), the 1,004th most popular biography from United States (down from 954th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Inventor.

Jacque Fresco is most famous for his "Venus Project" which is a plan to create a sustainable society.

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Among inventors, Jacque Fresco ranks 91 out of 355Before him are Momofuku Ando, Johann Maria Farina, Charles K. Kao, Mary the Jewess, William Webb Ellis, and Leo Fender. After him are Léon Theremin, Robert Noyce, James Hargreaves, Abraham-Louis Breguet, Cornelis Drebbel, and Sakichi Toyoda.

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Among people born in 1916, Jacque Fresco ranks 38Before him are Marcel Cerdan, Bernard Lewis, Sune Bergström, Christian B. Anfinsen, Edward Heath, and Emil Gilels. After him are Dương Văn Minh, Raf Vallone, Jean Dausset, Natalia Ginzburg, Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, and Ephraim Katzir. Among people deceased in 2017, Jacque Fresco ranks 50Before him are Nicolaas Bloembergen, Danielle Darrieux, John Surtees, Adnan Khashoggi, Jonathan Demme, and Jean Rochefort. After him are George Andrew Olah, Jake LaMotta, Derek Walcott, Adam West, Chester Bennington, and Mauno Koivisto.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jacque Fresco ranks 1,004 out of 15,968Before him are Jonathan Demme (1944), John Holmes (1944), Steve Reeves (1926), Ray Liotta (1954), William Hurt (1950), and Carl Weathers (1948). After him are Peter Eisenman (1932), Billy Joel (1949), Scott Wilson (1942), Frederick Cook (1865), Kathryn Bigelow (1951), and Irving Stone (1903).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Jacque Fresco ranks 23Before him are John Deere (1804), George Eastman (1854), John Browning (1855), Ray Tomlinson (1941), Percy Spencer (1894), and Leo Fender (1909). After him are Robert Noyce (1927), Hiram Maxim (1840), Elisha Otis (1811), Robert Moog (1934), Bob Kahn (1938), and Sequoyah (1770).