John Kemp Starley

1854 - 1901

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John Kemp Starley (24 December 1855 – 29 October 1901) was an English inventor and industrialist who is widely considered the inventor of the modern bicycle, and also originator of the name Rover. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Kemp Starley has received more than 108,119 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). John Kemp Starley is the 185th most popular inventor (down from 184th in 2019), the 1,615th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,544th in 2019) and the 29th most popular British Inventor.

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Among inventors, John Kemp Starley ranks 185 out of 355Before him are Juan de la Cierva, 1st Count of la Cierva, Traian Vuia, Colin Archer, Orban, Heinrich Daniel Ruhmkorff, and Ruth Handler. After him are Narcís Monturiol, Eli Whitney, Samuel Pierpont Langley, Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Uziel Gal, and John Wesley Hyatt.

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Among people born in 1854, John Kemp Starley ranks 44Before him are Grand Duchess Vera Konstantinovna of Russia, Lady Randolph Churchill, Hermann Kövess von Kövessháza, Patrick Geddes, Zhang Xun, and Friedrich Alfred Krupp. After him are Aletta Jacobs, Viktor Dankl von Krasnik, Sergei Korsakoff, Isidor Gunsberg, Konstantin Jireček, and Victor Babeș. Among people deceased in 1901, John Kemp Starley ranks 29Before him are Nikolaos Gyzis, Adolf Eugen Fick, George Francis FitzGerald, François-Marie Raoult, Shō Tai, and Archduchess Maria Isabella of Austria. After him are Prince Henri of Orléans, Leopoldo Alas, Leon Czolgosz, Iosif Gurko, Henry Peach Robinson, and Arvid Posse.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Kemp Starley ranks 1,615 out of 6,924Before him are Lord Guildford Dudley (1536), Jimmy Savile (1926), Mike Leigh (1943), Algernon Blackwood (1869), Raymond Williams (1921), and Eddie the Eagle (1963). After him are Alan Sillitoe (1928), William Kent (1685), James Gillray (1756), Terry Eagleton (1943), William Renshaw (1861), and James Connolly (1868).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, John Kemp Starley ranks 29Before him are Jethro Tull (1674), Charles Algernon Parsons (1854), David Edward Hughes (1831), Sandford Fleming (1827), Matthew Boulton (1728), and Hubert Cecil Booth (1871). After him are William Murdoch (1754), Oliver Lodge (1851), Joseph Whitworth (1803), Frederick Scott Archer (1813), Henry Maudslay (1771), and Samuel Morland (1625).