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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 170,489 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Karl von Terzaghi is the 67th most popular engineer (up from 73rd in 2019), the 137th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 107th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Czech Engineer.

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Among ENGINEERS

Among engineers, Karl von Terzaghi ranks 67 out of 325Before him are Nikolay Zhukovsky, Loránd Eötvös, Masaru Ibuka, Borys Paton, Valentin Glushko, and Henry Royce. After him are Charles George Gordon, Leslie Groves, Hans Kammler, Kurt Tank, Marcel Renault, and Józef Bem.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1883, Karl von Terzaghi ranks 59Before him are Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia, Richard von Mises, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Ida Rubinstein, Alexandros Papagos, and Bernhard Rust. After him are Mauritz Stiller, Nikolay Krestinsky, José Clemente Orozco, Edgard Varèse, Kenji Doihara, and Gusztáv Jány. Among people deceased in 1963, Karl von Terzaghi ranks 40Before him are Oleg Penkovsky, Józef Gosławski, Pedro Armendáriz, William Carlos Williams, Karl Bühler, and William Beveridge. After him are Eduard Spranger, Sylvanus Olympio, Jacob Gade, Alois Hudal, Remedios Varo, and Michael Rockefeller.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Karl von Terzaghi ranks 137 out of 839Before him are Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1840), Josef Mysliveček (1737), František Plánička (1904), Carl von Rokitansky (1804), Vladislaus II, Duke of Bohemia (1110), and Julius Fučík (1872). After him are Franz Benda (1709), Boleslaus II, Duke of Bohemia (932), Wenceslaus I, Duke of Luxembourg (1337), Věra Chytilová (1929), Cosmas of Prague (1045), and Antonín Zápotocký (1884).

Among ENGINEERS In Czechia

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