John Lombe

1693 - 1722

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John Lombe (1693 in Norwich – November 20, 1722 in Derby) was a silk spinner in the 18th century Derby, England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Lombe has received more than 41,609 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). John Lombe is the 274th most popular engineer (down from 263rd in 2019), the 3,830th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,724th in 2019) and the 31st most popular British Engineer.

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Among engineers, John Lombe ranks 274 out of 325Before him are Da-Wen Sun, William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong, Yaakov Ziv, Frances Spence, K. Eric Drexler, and Peter Chen. After him are Robert Moses, Mario Theissen, Willy Ley, Robert Esnault-Pelterie, Aldo Costa, and Butler Lampson.

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Among people born in 1693, John Lombe ranks 12Before him are Louise Élisabeth de Bourbon, Countess Palatine Elisabeth Auguste Sofie of Neuburg, Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, Georg Rafael Donner, Abul Khair Khan, and Alexey Bestuzhev-Ryumin.  Among people deceased in 1722, John Lombe ranks 16Before him are Claude Gillot, Adriaen van der Werff, Countess Palatine Hedwig Elisabeth of Neuburg, Johann Jacob Bach, Sébastien Vaillant, and Christoph Dientzenhofer.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Lombe ranks 3,830 out of 6,924Before him are Michael Morpurgo (1943), Tim McInnerny (1956), Mark Haddon (1962), Dorothy Tyler-Odam (1920), Anthony Harvey (1930), and Toby Kebbell (1982). After him are Ewen Bremner (1972), Catherine Booth (1829), Phil Mogg (1948), Jack Rowley (1920), Joe Wright (1972), and Matt Bellamy (1978).

Among ENGINEERS In United Kingdom

Among engineers born in United Kingdom, John Lombe ranks 31Before him are Robert W. Paul (1869), Ove Arup (1895), James B. Francis (1815), Mal Evans (1935), Geoffrey de Havilland (1882), and William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong (1810). After him are Christopher Cockerell (1910), R. J. Mitchell (1895), Pat Symonds (1953), Tommy Flowers (1905), Bob Bell (1958), and James Allison (1968).