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Ken Olsen

1926 - 2011

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Kenneth Harry "Ken" Olsen (February 20, 1926 – February 6, 2011) was an American engineer who co-founded Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in 1957 with colleague Harlan Anderson and his brother Stan Olsen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ken Olsen has received more than 250,424 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Ken Olsen is the 328th most popular inventor (down from 312th in 2019), the 7,009th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,655th in 2019) and the 84th most popular American Inventor.

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Among inventors, Ken Olsen ranks 328 out of 354Before him are Marion Donovan, Norman Joseph Woodland, Roland Moreno, Per Georg Scheutz, Barnes Wallis, and Margaret E. Knight. After him are Joseph Engelberger, John Philip Holland, Frank Piasecki, Amar Bose, George Graham, and George Stibitz.

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Among people born in 1926, Ken Olsen ranks 329Before him are Joseíto, Metaksia Simonyan, John Gardner, Giancarlo Bergamini, K. D. Jadhav, and Pedro Dellacha. After him are David Malet Armstrong, Heikki Hasu, Clifford Husbands, José Manuel Caballero, Fred Ramdat Misier, and William Wakefield Baum. Among people deceased in 2011, Ken Olsen ranks 300Before him are Mario Echandi Jiménez, Ferenc Szojka, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Shrilal Shukla, Leonid Abalkin, and Ilmar Kullam. After him are Grete Waitz, Milton Babbitt, Juan Tuñas, George Cadle Price, Szeto Wah, and Nat Lofthouse.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ken Olsen ranks 7,009 out of 18,182Before him are Tom Robbins (1932), Richard Portnow (1947), Joseph Bologna (1934), Jason Kidd (1973), Walter Block (1941), and Robert T. Bakker (1945). After him are Walter M. Miller Jr. (1923), William T. Anderson (1839), Joseph Engelberger (1925), Maury Chaykin (1949), Skeeter Davis (1931), and Skeet Ulrich (1970).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Ken Olsen ranks 84Before him are John Fitch (1743), Jay Miner (1932), Robert S. Langer (1948), Marion Donovan (1917), Norman Joseph Woodland (1921), and Margaret E. Knight (1838). After him are Joseph Engelberger (1925), Frank Piasecki (1919), Amar Bose (1929), George Stibitz (1904), Dan Bricklin (1951), and Patricia Bath (1942).