John Boyd Dunlop

1840 - 1921

John Boyd Dunlop

John Boyd Dunlop (5 February 1840 – 23 October 1921) was a Scottish inventor and veterinary surgeon who spent most of his career in Ireland. Familiar with making rubber devices, he re-invented pneumatic tyres for his child's tricycle and developed them for use in cycle racing. He sold his rights to the pneumatic tyres to a company he formed with the president of the Irish Cyclists' Association, Harvey Du Cros, for a small cash sum and a small shareholding in their pneumatic tyre business. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Boyd Dunlop has received more than 365,791 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 39th most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, John Boyd Dunlop ranks 39 out of 323Before him are Ernő Rubik, Richard Trevithick, John Herschel, Ismail al-Jazari, Steve Wozniak, and László Bíró. After him are Herman Hollerith, Abbas ibn Firnas, Douglas Engelbart, William G. Morgan, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, and Adam Opel.

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Among people born in 1840, John Boyd Dunlop ranks 9Before him are Émile Zola, Auguste Rodin, Murad V, Victoria, Princess Royal, Alphonse Daudet, and Odilon Redon. After him are Crazy Horse, Ernst Abbe, Edward Drinker Cope, Carlota of Mexico, Carl Menger, and Father Damien. Among people deceased in 1921, John Boyd Dunlop ranks 6Before him are Camille Saint-Saëns, Enrico Caruso, Peter Kropotkin, Gabriel Lippmann, and Peter I of Serbia. After him are Ludwig III of Bavaria, Talaat Pasha, Carl Menger, Antoni Grabowski, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, and Nicholas I of Montenegro.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Boyd Dunlop ranks 284 out of 5,347Before him are Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660), Harold Pinter (1930), Saint Walpurga (710), Lemmy (1945), Maurice Gibb (1949), and Frederick Sanger (1918). After him are John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650), John Hurt (1940), Joseph Merrick (1862), Jane Birkin (1946), John Galsworthy (1867), and Jackie Stewart (1939).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, John Boyd Dunlop ranks 9Before him are Charles Babbage (1791), George Stephenson (1781), John Logie Baird (1888), Thomas Newcomen (1663), Richard Trevithick (1771), and John Herschel (1792). After him are Henry Fox Talbot (1800), Henry Bessemer (1813), Frank Whittle (1907), Thomas Savery (1650), John Harrison (1693), and Richard Arkwright (1732).