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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 294,980 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. John Loudon McAdam is the 155th most popular engineer (down from 113th in 2019), the 1,941st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,548th in 2019) and the 17th most popular British Engineer.

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Among engineers, John Loudon McAdam ranks 155 out of 323Before him are Li Kui, Kerim Kerimov, Jorge Chávez, Mstislav Keldysh, Hellmuth Walter, and Menno van Coehoorn. After him are Alexander Mozhaysky, Georges Leclanché, Ivan Yarkovsky, Alec Issigonis, Giuseppe Colombo, and Marc Seguin.

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Among people born in 1756, John Loudon McAdam ranks 23Before him are Thomas Rowlandson, Jérôme Pétion de Villeneuve, James Gillray, Paul Wranitzky, Federico Gravina, and Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc. After him are Abbé Faria, Guillaume-Antoine Olivier, Jean-Antoine Chaptal, Christian Frederik Hansen, Karl Philipp Moritz, and Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. Among people deceased in 1836, John Loudon McAdam ranks 30Before him are James Bowie, Betsy Ross, Carle Vernet, Andrey Razumovsky, Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel, and Karel Hynek Mácha. After him are Norbert Burgmüller, Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland, Orest Kiprensky, Ferdinand Raimund, Christian Dietrich Grabbe, and Heinrich Schrader.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Loudon McAdam ranks 1,941 out of 7,765Before him are Robert Fortune (1812), Adele (1988), John Chadwick (1920), James Ferguson (1797), Bobby Sands (1954), and Sylvester McCoy (1943). After him are K. K. Downing (1951), Bob Peck (1945), Captain Tom (1920), Benedict Wong (1971), Michelle Fairley (1964), and Kay Parker (1944).

Among ENGINEERS In United Kingdom

Among engineers born in United Kingdom, John Loudon McAdam ranks 17Before him are George Cayley (1773), Patrick Head (1946), Adrian Newey (1958), Alexander Cunningham (1814), Robert Stephenson (1803), and Hertha Ayrton (1854). After him are John Bagot Glubb (1897), John Smeaton (1724), William Playfair (1759), Sir William Congreve, 2nd Baronet (1772), W. Ross Ashby (1903), and André Waterkeyn (1917).