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Karl von Terzaghi

1883 - 1963

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Karl von Terzaghi (October 2, 1883 – October 25, 1963) was an Austrian mechanical engineer, geotechnical engineer, and geologist known as the "father of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl von Terzaghi has received more than 251,303 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Karl von Terzaghi is the 93rd most popular engineer (down from 82nd in 2019), the 212th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 185th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Czech Engineer.

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Among ENGINEERS

Among engineers, Karl von Terzaghi ranks 93 out of 389Before him are Viktor Bryukhanov, Nicola Romeo, Fedor Tokarev, Yuri Kondratyuk, Charles Rolls, and Alexander Cunningham. After him are Valdemar Poulsen, Ivan Sechenov, Hans Ledwinka, George Cayley, Vasily Degtyaryov, and Hertha Ayrton.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1883, Karl von Terzaghi ranks 75Before him are Lauri Kristian Relander, Bogdan Filov, Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, Ernest Ansermet, Augustinas Voldemaras, and Ahmed Nihad. After him are William Carlos Williams, Louis Lavelle, Prince Konrad of Bavaria, Katia Mann, Eurico Gaspar Dutra, and Walter Buch. Among people deceased in 1963, Karl von Terzaghi ranks 46Before him are Eduard Spranger, Sylvanus Olympio, Gustave Garrigou, Alois Hudal, Remedios Varo, and William Beveridge. After him are Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, Ferenc Fricsay, William Carlos Williams, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Fritz Reiner, and Alexander Marinesko.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Karl von Terzaghi ranks 212 out of 1,200Before him are Vilém Flusser (1920), Egon Kisch (1885), Franz Bardon (1909), Otfried Preußler (1923), Otto Kittel (1917), and Jan Kodeš (1946). After him are Oldřich, Duke of Bohemia (970), Julius von Payer (1841), Maria of Austria, Duchess of Jülich-Cleves-Berg (1531), Hans-Adam I, Prince of Liechtenstein (1662), Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830), and Vítězslav Novák (1870).

Among ENGINEERS In Czechia

Among engineers born in Czechia, Karl von Terzaghi ranks 2Before him are Emil Škoda (1839). After him are Alfred Neubauer (1891), Eugen Sänger (1905), Franciszek Rychnowski (1850), and Pavel Pavel (1957).