John Loudon McAdam

1756 - 1836

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John Loudon McAdam (23 September 1756 – 26 November 1836) was a Scottish civil engineer and road-builder. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Loudon McAdam has received more than 217,023 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). John Loudon McAdam is the 113th most popular engineer (up from 130th in 2019), the 1,550th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,608th in 2019) and the 13th most popular British Engineer.

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Among engineers, John Loudon McAdam ranks 113 out of 325. Before him are Nicola Romeo, Viktor Kaplan, Álvaro del Portillo, Flaminio Bertoni, Vasily Degtyaryov, and François Laurent d'Arlandes. After him are Christian Otto Mohr, Mikhail Mil, J. Walter Christie, Eupalinos, John A. Roebling, and Gustave Whitehead.

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Among people born in 1756, John Loudon McAdam ranks 17Before him are Ernst Chladni, Louis Henri, Prince of Condé, Wojciech Żywny, Jean-Baptiste Carrier, Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne, and Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc. After him are James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, Jérôme Pétion de Villeneuve, Federico Gravina, Paul Wranitzky, and Duke Louis of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1836, John Loudon McAdam ranks 25Before him are Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein, Maria Cristina of Savoy, Aaron Burr, William Henry, James Bowie, and Betsy Ross. After him are Carle Vernet, Karel Hynek Mácha, Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel, Norbert Burgmüller, Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, and Orest Kiprensky.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Loudon McAdam ranks 1,550 out of 6,924. Before him are Max Mallowan (1904), George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen (1784), Rafael Merry del Val (1865), Rosamund Pike (1979), Michael Halliday (1925), and Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon (1862). After him are Louis Wain (1860), Anne Perry (1938), Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk (1473), Michael Sheen (1969), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806), and Edward Vernon (1684).

Among ENGINEERS In United Kingdom

Among engineers born in United Kingdom, John Loudon McAdam ranks 13Before him are Henry Royce (1863), Charles George Gordon (1833), Ross Brawn (1954), George Cayley (1773), Robert Stephenson (1803), and Charles Rolls (1877). After him are Patrick Head (1946), Adrian Newey (1958), John Smeaton (1724), John Bagot Glubb (1897), Alexander Cunningham (1814), and Hertha Ayrton (1854).