King C. Gillette

1855 - 1932

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King Camp Gillette (January 5, 1855 – July 9, 1932) was an American businessman. He invented a best-selling version of the safety razor. Gillette's innovation was the thin, inexpensive, disposable blade of stamped steel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of King C. Gillette has received more than 517,926 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). King C. Gillette is the 181st most popular businessperson (down from 167th in 2019), the 2,261st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,101st in 2019) and the 63rd most popular American Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, King C. Gillette ranks 181 out of 604Before him are Paul Elvstrøm, Chris Gardner, John Jacob Astor, George Gallup, Peter Sauber, and Joe Weider. After him are Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Steve Fossett, Josep Lluís Núñez, Andrew Grove, Lakshmi Mittal, and Aurelio Peccei.

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Among people born in 1855, King C. Gillette ranks 26Before him are Paul-Jacques Curie, Georges Rodenbach, Živojin Mišić, Axel Paulsen, Edwin Hall, and Eduard Meyer. After him are Evelyn De Morgan, Guido Adler, David Bruce, Vsevolod Garshin, Narayana Guru, and Giovanni Pascoli. Among people deceased in 1932, King C. Gillette ranks 41Before him are Guillaume Bigourdan, Émile Friant, Ahmed Shawqi, Ovide Decroly, Tomáš Baťa, and Johannes Schober. After him are Louis Anquetin, Peg Entwistle, Patrick Geddes, Ivar Kreuger, Kenneth Grahame, and Emil Orlík.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, King C. Gillette ranks 2,261 out of 15,968Before him are Tom Ford (1961), Damon Wayans (1960), Tito Puente (1923), Frank Zane (1942), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), and Bill Conti (1942). After him are Freddie King (1934), Chris Noth (1954), Dean Cain (1966), Lisa Marie Presley (1968), Oliver Winchester (1810), and Joan Allen (1956).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, King C. Gillette ranks 63Before him are John DeLorean (1925), Larry Silverstein (1931), David Packard (1912), Henry J. Heinz (1844), Chris Gardner (1954), and George Gallup (1901). After him are Steve Fossett (1944), Malcolm Glazer (1928), Rex Tillerson (1952), Hetty Green (1834), Mike Markkula (1942), and Bill Hewlett (1913).