Larry Sanger

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Lawrence Mark Sanger (; born July 16, 1968) is an American Internet project developer and philosopher who co-founded the online encyclopedia Wikipedia along with Jimmy Wales, for which Sanger coined the name and wrote much of its original governing policy. Sanger has worked on other online projects, including Nupedia, Encyclopedia of Earth, Citizendium, WatchKnowLearn, Reading Bear, Infobitt and Everipedia. He has also advised blockchain company Phunware and the nonprofit online American political encyclopedia Ballotpedia.While studying at college, Sanger developed an interest in using the Internet for educational purposes and joined the online encyclopedia Nupedia as editor-in-chief in 2000. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Larry Sanger has received more than 1,500,260 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Larry Sanger is the 207th most popular inventor (down from 198th in 2019), the 3,092nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,710th in 2019) and the 49th most popular American Inventor.

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Among inventors, Larry Sanger ranks 207 out of 355Before him are George Pullman, Alphonse Beau de Rochas, Carl Wilhelm Siemens, Fritz von Opel, Ray Dolby, and William Murdoch. After him are Charles Xavier Thomas, Oliver Lodge, Joseph Whitworth, Ottomar Anschütz, Frederick Scott Archer, and David Schwarz.

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Among people born in 1968, Larry Sanger ranks 52Before him are DJ BoBo, Toni Kukoč, Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, Stefan Effenberg, Chris McCandless, and Aidan Gillen. After him are Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau, Gary Coleman, Helena Christensen, Euronymous, Tracy Morgan, and César Sampaio.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Larry Sanger ranks 3,092 out of 15,968Before him are Ronny Cox (1938), Deborah Lipstadt (1947), Robert Anton Wilson (1932), Basil Poledouris (1945), Tate Donovan (1963), and Carmen Electra (1972). After him are Grandma Moses (1860), Orson Bean (1928), Mary Baker Eddy (1821), Harry Hammond Hess (1906), Alfred P. Sloan (1875), and Jack Williamson (1908).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Larry Sanger ranks 49Before him are Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834), John Wesley Hyatt (1837), Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878), Glenn Curtiss (1878), George Pullman (1831), and Ray Dolby (1933). After him are Philo Farnsworth (1906), Marcian Hoff (1937), Michael S. Hart (1947), Laurens Hammond (1895), L. L. Langstroth (1810), and Frank Zamboni (1901).

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