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Jiro Horikoshi

1903 - 1982

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Jiro Horikoshi (堀越 二郎, Horikoshi Jirō, 22 June 1903 – 11 January 1982) was the chief engineer of many Japanese fighter designs of World War II, including the Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jiro Horikoshi has received more than 1,524,122 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Jiro Horikoshi is the 33rd most popular engineer (down from 16th in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from Japan (down from 54th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Japanese Engineer.

Jiro Horikoshi is most famous for designing the Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane.

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Among engineers, Jiro Horikoshi ranks 33 out of 323Before him are Albert Göring, August Horch, José Echegaray, Hugo Junkers, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, and Lennart Torstensson. After him are Theodore von Kármán, Oliver Heaviside, Villard de Honnecourt, Felix Wankel, Pavel Sukhoi, and Howard H. Aiken.

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Among people born in 1903, Jiro Horikoshi ranks 46Before him are George Beadle, Georg Elser, Julius Fučík, Lars Onsager, Empress Kōjun, and Andrei Grechko. After him are Claudio Arrau, Tamam Shud case, John Eccles, Bruno Bettelheim, John Vincent Atanasoff, and Claudette Colbert. Among people deceased in 1982, Jiro Horikoshi ranks 39Before him are Curd Jürgens, Cevdet Sunay, John Belushi, Stanford Moore, Władysław Gomułka, and Thelonious Monk. After him are Walther Wenck, Lee Strasberg, Peter Weiss, E. H. Carr, William Giauque, and Varlam Shalamov.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Jiro Horikoshi ranks 125 out of 6,048Before him are Kūkai (774), Empress Kōjun (1903), Emperor Nintoku (290), Emperor Kōrei (-341), Ken Watanabe (1959), and Isamu Akasaki (1929). After him are Iwane Matsui (1878), Sanada Yukimura (1567), Shoichi Yokoi (1915), Momofuku Ando (1910), Yamagata Aritomo (1838), and Issei Sagawa (1949).

Among ENGINEERS In Japan

Among engineers born in Japan, Jiro Horikoshi ranks 2Before him are Tsutomu Yamaguchi (1916). After him are Masaru Ibuka (1908), Hidetsugu Yagi (1886), and Naoki Hattori (1966).