John Deere

1804 - 1886

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John Deere (February 7, 1804 – May 17, 1886) was an American blacksmith and manufacturer who founded Deere & Company, one of the largest and leading agricultural and construction-equipment manufacturers in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Deere has received more than 5,135,688 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. John Deere is the 67th most popular inventor (down from 57th in 2019), the 711th most popular biography from United States (down from 580th in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Inventor.

John Deere is a company that manufactures agricultural equipment, including tractors and harvesters.

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Among inventors, John Deere ranks 67 out of 426Before him are Adam Opel, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Isaac Singer, Cornelis Drebbel, John Browning, and Étienne Lenoir. After him are Jacques Piccard, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Oleg Antonov, Josephine Cochrane, Les Paul, and George Eastman.

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Among people born in 1804, John Deere ranks 18Before him are Mikhail Glinka, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Richard Owen, Marie Taglioni, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, and Eugène Sue. After him are Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora, Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Carl von Rokitansky, Eduard Mörike, and Ludwig von Benedek. Among people deceased in 1886, John Deere ranks 7Before him are Franz Liszt, Ramakrishna, Ludwig II of Bavaria, Leopold von Ranke, Emily Dickinson, and Chester A. Arthur. After him are Amilcare Ponchielli, Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich, Alexander Ostrovsky, Ilya Ulyanov, Pierre-Jules Hetzel, and Alexander Butlerov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Deere ranks 711 out of 20,380Before him are Harold Urey (1893), Billie Jean King (1943), John McCarthy (1927), Nat King Cole (1919), Lee Marvin (1924), and Kenny Rogers (1938). After him are Benjamin Thompson (1753), Jared Diamond (1937), Robert H. Goddard (1882), Haldan Keffer Hartline (1903), Montgomery Clift (1920), and Edwin Booth (1833).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, John Deere ranks 18Before him are Herman Hollerith (1860), William G. Morgan (1870), Douglas Engelbart (1925), Charles Goodyear (1800), Isaac Singer (1811), and John Browning (1855). After him are Josephine Cochrane (1839), Les Paul (1915), George Eastman (1854), Ray Tomlinson (1941), Elisha Otis (1811), and Leo Fender (1909).