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Johann Philipp Reis

1834 - 1874

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Johann Philipp Reis (German: [ʁaɪs]; 7 January 1834 – 14 January 1874) was a self-taught German scientist and inventor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Philipp Reis has received more than 349,308 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Johann Philipp Reis is the 114th most popular inventor (up from 115th in 2019), the 1,145th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,079th in 2019) and the 13th most popular German Inventor.

Johann Philipp Reis is most famous for being the first person to fly an airplane in 1853.

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Among inventors, Johann Philipp Reis ranks 114 out of 354Before him are Vladimir K. Zworykin, Zacharias Janssen, Mary the Jewess, André Michelin, Samuel Crompton, and Percy Spencer. After him are Theobald Boehm, Elias Howe, Alfred Krupp, Clément Ader, Clive Sinclair, and John Kay.

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Among people born in 1834, Johann Philipp Reis ranks 18Before him are James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Charles Spurgeon, Vasily Perov, Kawakami Gensai, Norodom of Cambodia, and Jan Neruda. After him are Julia Pastrana, Aleksis Kivi, Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska, Carl Bloch, Gaston Planté, and John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton. Among people deceased in 1874, Johann Philipp Reis ranks 8Before him are Anders Jonas Ångström, Jules Michelet, Adolphe Quetelet, François Guizot, David Strauss, and Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria. After him are Maria Teresa, Princess of Beira, Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller, Cochise, August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, Marià Fortuny, and Josiah Warren.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Philipp Reis ranks 1,145 out of 6,142Before him are Robert Siodmak (1900), Arthur Scherbius (1878), Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1641), Feodor Lynen (1911), William, Duke of Nassau (1792), and John Casimir, Count Palatine of Kleeburg (1589). After him are Gisela of Swabia (990), Charles De Coster (1827), Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1757), Walter Dornberger (1895), Georg von Hertling (1843), and Franz Rosenzweig (1886).

Among INVENTORS In Germany

Among inventors born in Germany, Johann Philipp Reis ranks 13Before him are Karl Drais (1785), Hans Lippershey (1570), Emile Berliner (1851), Wilhelm Maybach (1846), Adam Opel (1837), and Joseph Pilates (1883). After him are Theobald Boehm (1794), Alfred Krupp (1812), Hugo Schmeisser (1884), Johann Jacob Schweppe (1740), Heinrich Göbel (1818), and Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse (1787).