Joseph Strauss

1870 - 1938

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Joseph Baermann Strauss (January 9, 1870 – May 16, 1938) was an American structural engineer who revolutionized the design of bascule bridges. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Strauss has received more than 18,982 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Joseph Strauss is the 162nd most popular engineer (down from 139th in 2019), the 3,334th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,783rd in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Engineer.

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Among engineers, Joseph Strauss ranks 162 out of 325Before him are Rory Byrne, Gotthilf Hagen, Alexei Tupolev, Walter Hohmann, Pierre Charles L'Enfant, and Menno van Coehoorn. After him are Jorge Chávez, Pierre-Paul Riquet, Konstantin Petrovich von Kaufmann, Louis Charles Breguet, Pierre-Émile Martin, and Vitaly Abalakov.

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Among people born in 1870, Joseph Strauss ranks 79Before him are Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann, Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria, Conrad Böcker, Enric Prat de la Riba, Peter Struve, and Osachi Hamaguchi. After him are Dadasaheb Phalke, John Paine, Charles Tournemire, Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Motobu Chōki, and Ada Negri. Among people deceased in 1938, Joseph Strauss ranks 99Before him are Ahn Changho, Otto Warburg, Hovhannes Kajaznuni, George Ellery Hale, Fayzulla Khodzhayev, and Andrei Bubnov. After him are Ernest William Brown, Samuel Alexander, William Wallace Campbell, Boris Pilnyak, Miguel Cabanellas, and Abdurauf Fitrat.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph Strauss ranks 3,334 out of 15,968Before him are Elizabeth Wilson (1921), Alan Perlis (1922), Neil Simon (1927), Samuel Wilson (1766), Jackie Gleason (1916), and Don Bluth (1937). After him are Thomas R. Marshall (1854), Lois McMaster Bujold (1949), Afrika Bambaataa (1957), Adolphe Menjou (1890), The Miz (1980), and Cyrus Vance (1917).

Among ENGINEERS In United States

Among engineers born in United States, Joseph Strauss ranks 13Before him are Leslie Groves (1896), Vannevar Bush (1890), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), Preston Tucker (1903), J. Walter Christie (1865), and Eugene Stoner (1922). After him are Leo Frank (1884), Seymour Cray (1925), Kelly Johnson (1910), Gene Kranz (1933), Charles F. Brush (1849), and Jon Postel (1943).