László Bíró

1899 - 1985

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László József Bíró (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈlaːsloː ˈjoːʒɛf ˈbiːroː]; born László József Schweiger; 29 September 1899 – 24 October 1985), Hispanicized as Ladislao José Biro, was a Hungarian-Argentine inventor who patented the first commercially successful modern ballpoint pen. The first ballpoint pen had been invented roughly 50 years earlier by John J. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of László Bíró has received more than 1,187,236 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). László Bíró is the 43rd most popular inventor (down from 38th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Hungary (up from 36th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Hungarian Inventor.

László bíró is most famous for being the inventor of the modern football.

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Among inventors, László Bíró ranks 43 out of 355Before him are Ernő Rubik, Herman Hollerith, Igor Sikorsky, Ismail al-Jazari, Abbas ibn Firnas, and Isaac Singer. After him are Elon Musk, Richard Trevithick, Charles Goodyear, Willis Carrier, Wilhelm Maybach, and Douglas Engelbart.

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Among people born in 1899, László Bíró ranks 15Before him are Yasunari Kawabata, Humphrey Bogart, Lavrentiy Beria, Fred Astaire, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, and Francis Poulenc. After him are Duke Ellington, Erich Kästner, Paul-Henri Spaak, Béla Guttmann, Adnan Menderes, and Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski. Among people deceased in 1985, László Bíró ranks 13Before him are Fernand Braudel, Carl Schmitt, Charles Francis Richter, Italo Calvino, Rock Hudson, and Simone Signoret. After him are Dian Fossey, Simon Kuznets, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Philip Larkin, Lon Nol, and Jean Dubuffet.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, László Bíró ranks 30 out of 696Before him are Jadwiga of Poland (1374), Ernő Rubik (1944), Andrew II of Hungary (1175), Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria (1868), Edward Teller (1908), and Dennis Gabor (1900). After him are László Kubala (1927), Joseph Pulitzer (1847), Sándor Kocsis (1929), Elizabeth of Luxembourg (1409), Emmerich Kálmán (1882), and Zoltán Kodály (1882).

Among INVENTORS In Hungary

Among inventors born in Hungary, László Bíró ranks 2Before him are Ernő Rubik (1944). After him are Wolfgang von Kempelen (1734), David Schwarz (1850), Ottó Bláthy (1860), Tivadar Puskás (1844), Paul von Jankó (1856), and Kálmán Kandó (1869).