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John Whitehurst

1713 - 1788

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John Whitehurst FRS (10 April 1713 – 18 February 1788), born in Cheshire, England, was a clockmaker and scientist, and made significant early contributions to geology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Whitehurst has received more than 39,812 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. John Whitehurst is the 358th most popular inventor (down from 321st in 2019), the 4,525th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,881st in 2019) and the 59th most popular British Inventor.

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Among inventors, John Whitehurst ranks 358 out of 354Before him are Elizabeth Holmes, Georgy Babakin, Charles Darrow, George Beauchamp, Arunachalam Muruganantham, and Andy Bechtolsheim. After him are Elmer Ambrose Sperry, Lewis Howard Latimer, Bette Nesmith Graham, Frank J. Sprague, Roger C. Field, and Christopher C. Kraft Jr..

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Among people born in 1713, John Whitehurst ranks 17Before him are John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, John Needham, Johann Ludwig Krebs, Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Princess Caroline of Great Britain, and Allan Ramsay.  Among people deceased in 1788, John Whitehurst ranks 26Before him are Infanta Mariana Victoria of Portugal, Charles Wesley, Salomon Gessner, Emmanuel-Armand de Richelieu, duc d'Aiguillon, Francesco Zuccarelli, and Benjamin Wilson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Whitehurst ranks 4,525 out of 7,765Before him are Piers Morgan (1965), Yvonne Blake (1940), Chris Dreja (1945), Skin (1967), Jackie Blanchflower (1933), and Peter Hill-Wood (1936). After him are Tommy Steele (1936), Ed Stafford (1975), Iolo Morganwg (1747), Anna Popplewell (1988), Bryan Johnson (1926), and Kenneth Williams (1926).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, John Whitehurst ranks 59Before him are Harry Brearley (1871), Kirkpatrick Macmillan (1835), Henry Shrapnel (1761), Barnes Wallis (1887), George Graham (1673), and Arthur Wynne (1871). After him are Roger C. Field (1945) and Lawrence Hargrave (1850).