Johann Nepomuk Maelzel

1772 - 1838

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Johann Nepomuk Maelzel (or Mälzel; August 15, 1772 – July 21, 1838) was a German inventor, engineer, and showman, best known for manufacturing a metronome and several music-playing automatons, and displaying a fraudulent chess machine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Nepomuk Maelzel has received more than 60,349 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Nepomuk Maelzel is the 137th most popular inventor (up from 143rd in 2019), the 1,532nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,427th in 2019) and the 17th most popular German Inventor.

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Among inventors, Johann Nepomuk Maelzel ranks 137 out of 355Before him are Heinrich Göbel, Josef Ressel, Christopher Latham Sholes, John Kay, Viktor Schauberger, and Jethro Tull. After him are Georg Luger, Fausto Veranzio, Robert Adler, Josiah Warren, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, and Lagâri Hasan Çelebi.

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Among people born in 1772, Johann Nepomuk Maelzel ranks 15Before him are Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Nachman of Breslov, Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien, Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol, and Henri de la Rochejaquelein. After him are Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut, Géraud Duroc, Horace François Bastien Sébastiani de La Porta, Archduke Alexander Leopold of Austria, and Tarrare. Among people deceased in 1838, Johann Nepomuk Maelzel ranks 10Before him are Jean Marc Gaspard Itard, Pierre Louis Dulong, Ferdinand Ries, Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony, Bernard Courtois, and Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy. After him are Bernhard Crusell, Johanna Schopenhauer, Ivan Kotliarevsky, Charles Percier, Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest, and José Bonifácio de Andrada.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Nepomuk Maelzel ranks 1,532 out of 5,289Before him are Karl Eberhard Schöngarth (1903), William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1602), Albert III, Duke of Bavaria (1401), Christoph Scheiner (1575), Carl Loewe (1796), and Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736). After him are Wolf Biermann (1936), George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1484), Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg (1744), William Dieterle (1893), John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg (1455), and Princess Elisabeth of Prussia (1815).

Among INVENTORS In Germany

Among inventors born in Germany, Johann Nepomuk Maelzel ranks 17Before him are Hans Lippershey (1570), Joseph Pilates (1883), Theobald Boehm (1794), Johann Philipp Reis (1834), Hugo Schmeisser (1884), and Heinrich Göbel (1818). After him are Johann Jacob Schweppe (1740), Max Skladanowsky (1863), Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse (1787), Siegfried Marcus (1831), Oskar Barnack (1879), and Johann Christoph Denner (1655).