Johann Maria Farina

1685 - 1766

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Giovanni Maria Farina (born 8 December 1685, Santa Maria Maggiore; Germanized name: Johann Maria Farina, Francized: Jean Marie Farina – 25 November 1766, Cologne) was an Italian-born perfumier in Germany who created the first Eau de Cologne. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Maria Farina has received more than 119,331 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Maria Farina is the 98th most popular inventor (down from 95th in 2019), the 1,162nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,062nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Italian Inventor.

Johann Maria Farina is most famous for inventing a hair pomade called "Pomade Divine."

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    Languages Editions (L)

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Over the past year Johann Maria Farina has had the most page views in the with 14,012 views, followed by German (12,202), and Spanish (6,227). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (138.92%), Belarusian (64.25%), and Ukrainian (56.84%)


Among inventors, Johann Maria Farina ranks 98 out of 426Before him are Étienne-Jules Marey, André-Jacques Garnerin, Daniel Swarovski, Elisha Otis, Franz Reichelt, and Alphonse Bertillon. After him are Leo Fender, Momofuku Ando, Robert Noyce, Louis Le Prince, Jacque Fresco, and John Harrison.

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Among people born in 1685, Johann Maria Farina ranks 9Before him are Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, George Berkeley, Domenico Scarlatti, Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, Brook Taylor, and Jean-Marc Nattier. After him are Edward England, John Gay, Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve, Farrukhsiyar, Bartolomeu de Gusmão, and Sophia Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Among people deceased in 1766, Johann Maria Farina ranks 6Before him are Stanisław Leszczyński, Frederick V of Denmark, Elisabeth Farnese, James Francis Edward Stuart, and Jean-Marc Nattier. After him are Giuseppe Castiglione, Leopold Joseph von Daun, Thomas Abbt, Johann Christoph Gottsched, Marie Victoire de Noailles, and François-Jean de la Barre.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Johann Maria Farina ranks 1,162 out of 5,161Before him are Maria Theresa of Austria (1767), Giovanni Leone (1908), Brunetto Latini (1220), Drusus Julius Caesar (-13), Andrea Amati (1505), and Elisabetta Sirani (1638). After him are Antipope Clement III (1025), Antipope Boniface VII (1000), Guido Cavalcanti (1258), Trota of Salerno (1001), Ildibad (450), and Persius (34).

Among INVENTORS In Italy

Among inventors born in Italy, Johann Maria Farina ranks 5Before him are Leonardo da Vinci (1452), Guglielmo Marconi (1874), Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655), and Antonio Meucci (1808). After him are Angelo Moriondo (1851), Ottaviano Petrucci (1466), Max Valier (1895), Giovanni Caselli (1815), and Andrew Viterbi (1935).