Karl Ferdinand Braun

1850 - 1918

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Karl Ferdinand Braun (German pronunciation: [ˈfɛʁdinant ˈbʁaʊ̯n] (listen); 6 June 1850 – 20 April 1918) was a German electrical engineer, inventor, physicist and Nobel laureate in physics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Ferdinand Braun has received more than 265,893 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Karl Ferdinand Braun is the 23rd most popular inventor (down from 18th in 2019), the 181st most popular biography from Germany (down from 154th in 2019) and the 5th most popular German Inventor.

Karl Ferdinand Braun was a German physicist and inventor who is most famous for being the first person to invent the cathode-ray tube.

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Among inventors, Karl Ferdinand Braun ranks 23 out of 355Before him are Cai Lun, Nicéphore Niépce, Samuel Colt, Thomas Newcomen, Werner von Siemens, and Antonio Meucci. After him are Denis Papin, George Westinghouse, Bartolomeo Cristofori, James Naismith, John Logie Baird, and Robert Fulton.

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Among people born in 1850, Karl Ferdinand Braun ranks 5Before him are Jack the Ripper, Guy de Maupassant, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Edward Smith. After him are Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Eduard Bernstein, Hermann Ebbinghaus, Charles Richet, Mihai Eminescu, and Pierre Loti. Among people deceased in 1918, Karl Ferdinand Braun ranks 15Before him are Guillaume Apollinaire, Manfred von Richthofen, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Georg Cantor, Georg Simmel, and Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia. After him are Otto Wagner, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Alexandra Feodorovna, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, and Louis Renault.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karl Ferdinand Braun ranks 181 out of 5,289Before him are Werner von Siemens (1816), Levi Strauss (1829), Emmy Noether (1882), Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729), Jacob Grimm (1785), and Edith Stein (1891). After him are Conrad III of Germany (1093), Wilhelm Canaris (1887), Adolf Dassler (1900), Karl Liebknecht (1871), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880), and Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776).

Among INVENTORS In Germany

Among inventors born in Germany, Karl Ferdinand Braun ranks 5Before him are Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Karl Benz (1844), Nikolaus Otto (1832), and Werner von Siemens (1816). After him are Konrad Zuse (1910), Wilhelm Maybach (1846), Karl Drais (1785), Emile Berliner (1851), Adam Opel (1837), Hans Lippershey (1570), and Joseph Pilates (1883).