Karl Rapp

1882 - 1962

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Karl Friedrich Rapp (24 September 1882 in Ehingen (Danube) – 26 May 1962 in Locarno) was a German founder and owner of the Rapp Motorenwerke GmbH in Munich. In time this company became BMW AG. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Rapp has received more than 253,102 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Karl Rapp is the 263rd most popular businessperson, the 2,519th most popular biography from Germany and the 29th most popular Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Karl Rapp ranks 263 out of 601Before him are Eugène Schueller, Eiji Toyoda, Adriano Galliani, Albert Kahn, Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten, and Douglas Tompkins. After him are Dhirubhai Ambani, Arthur Guinness, Eduardo Saverin, Henry E. Steinway, Theo Albrecht, and Arthur D. Levinson.

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Among people born in 1882, Karl Rapp ranks 112Before him are Vilém Mathesius, Kâzım Karabekir, Walther Meissner, Otto Weddigen, James F. Byrnes, and Joseph Cardijn. After him are Shigenori Tōgō, Kamo, Emma Jung, Halil Kut, Douglas Mawson, and Arnold Rothstein. Among people deceased in 1962, Karl Rapp ranks 79Before him are Richard Aldington, Enrico Mattei, Mouloud Feraoun, Wilhelm Ohnesorge, Sükhbaataryn Yanjmaa, and Candido Portinari. After him are Max Fabiani, Juan Belmonte, Milan Vidmar, Erik Scavenius, Diego Martínez Barrio, and Francisco Bru.

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Among people born in Germany, Karl Rapp ranks 2,519 out of 6,142Before him are Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner (1834), Princess Eleonore Erdmuthe of Saxe-Eisenach (1662), Judith of Schweinfurt (1003), Hermann Esser (1900), Bernhard I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (1649), and Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Crown Princess of Prussia (1746). After him are Sebastian Koch (1962), Adolf Ziegler (1892), Princess Marie of Hesse-Kassel (1796), Walter Krüger (1892), Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm (1723), and Christoph Amberger (1505).


Among businesspeople born in Germany, Karl Rapp ranks 29Before him are Friedrich Alfred Krupp (1854), Carl Laemmle (1867), Hans Wilsdorf (1881), Friedrich Bayer (1825), John Jacob Astor (1763), and Hans Riegel (1923). After him are Henry E. Steinway (1797), Theo Albrecht (1922), Bertha Krupp (1886), Martin Winterkorn (1947), Peter Thiel (1967), and Herbert Hainer (1954).