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 98,681 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Johann Maria Farina is the 95th most popular inventor (down from 86th in 2019), the 1,065th most popular biography from Italy (down from 994th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Inventor.

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

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Among inventors, Johann Maria Farina ranks 95 out of 354Before him are Cornelis Drebbel, Daniel Swarovski, Abraham-Louis Breguet, Étienne-Jules Marey, Elisha Otis, and Leo Fender. After him are Wolfgang von Kempelen, Bob Kahn, Charles-Émile Reynaud, Edmund Cartwright, Léon Theremin, and Henri Coandă.

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Among people born in 1685, Johann Maria Farina ranks 8Before him are George Frideric Handel, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, George Berkeley, Domenico Scarlatti, Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, and Brook Taylor. After him are Jean-Marc Nattier, Edward England, John Gay, Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Farrukhsiyar, and Sophia Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Among people deceased in 1766, Johann Maria Farina ranks 5Before him are Stanisław Leszczyński, Elisabeth Farnese, Frederick V of Denmark, and James Francis Edward Stuart. After him are Giuseppe Castiglione, Leopold Joseph von Daun, Jean-Marc Nattier, Thomas Abbt, Johann Christoph Gottsched, Marie Victoire de Noailles, and Jean Astruc.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Johann Maria Farina ranks 1,065 out of 4,668Before him are Patrizia Reggiani (1948), Paolo Conte (1937), Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723), Beniamino Gigli (1890), Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691), and Tigellinus (10). After him are Barbara Strozzi (1619), Maria Theresa of Savoy (1756), Sandro Mazzola (1942), Daniele da Volterra (1509), Gemma Galgani (1878), and Giacomo Carissimi (1605).

Among INVENTORS In Italy

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