László Bíró

1899 - 1985

László Bíró

László József Bíró (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈlaːsloː ˈjoːʒɛf ˈbiːroː]) or Ladislao José Biro (born as László József Schweiger, 29 September 1899 – 24 October 1985) 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 1,055,950 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 38th most popular inventor.

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among inventors, László Bíró ranks 38 out of 323Before him are Konrad Zuse, Ernő Rubik, Richard Trevithick, John Herschel, Ismail al-Jazari, and Steve Wozniak. After him are John Boyd Dunlop, Herman Hollerith, Abbas ibn Firnas, Douglas Engelbart, William G. Morgan, and Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot.

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

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, László Bíró ranks 36 out of 500Before him are Mary, Queen of Hungary (1371), Ernő Rubik (1944), Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria (1868), Béla III of Hungary (1148), Eugene Wigner (1902), and Sándor Kocsis (1929). After him are László Kubala (1927), Emeric, King of Hungary (1174), Elizabeth of Luxembourg (1409), Coloman, King of Hungary (1070), Joseph Pulitzer (1847), and Ferenc Szálasi (1897).