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 1,192,493 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Jiro Horikoshi is the 16th most popular engineer (up from 53rd in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Japan (up from 223rd in 2019) and the 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 16 out of 325Before him are Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Anatoly Dyatlov, Otto Lilienthal, André Citroën, Umberto Nobile, and Alexei Kosygin. After him are Jack Kilby, Fritz Todt, Willy Messerschmitt, John Demjanjuk, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, and Hans Albert Einstein.

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Among people born in 1903, Jiro Horikoshi ranks 20Before him are Galeazzo Ciano, Fernandel, Yasujirō Ozu, C. F. Powell, John Dillinger, and Alec Douglas-Home. After him are Anaïs Nin, Rudolf Abel, Jan Tinbergen, Adolf Butenandt, Hans Jonas, and Bing Crosby. Among people deceased in 1982, Jiro Horikoshi ranks 23Before him are Khalid of Saudi Arabia, Jacques Tati, Karl von Frisch, Glenn Gould, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Louis Aragon. After him are Gala Dalí, Georges Perec, Gilles Villeneuve, Hans Selye, Hugh Everett III, and Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Jiro Horikoshi ranks 54 out of 5,560Before him are Yasujirō Ozu (1903), Emperor Kōmei (1831), Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147), Itō Hirobumi (1841), Liv Ullmann (1938), and Shinzō Abe (1954). After him are Takeshi Kitano (1947), Emperor Ninkō (1800), Emperor Kōkaku (1771), Uesugi Kenshin (1530), Date Masamune (1567), and Utamaro (1753).

Among ENGINEERS In Japan

Among engineers born in Japan, Jiro Horikoshi ranks 1After him are Tsutomu Yamaguchi (1916), Masaru Ibuka (1908), Hidetsugu Yagi (1886), and Naoki Hattori (1966).