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Leo Fender

1909 - 1991

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Clarence Leonidas Fender (August 10, 1909 – March 21, 1991) was an American inventor and founder of the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Fender designed the company's iconic early instruments: the Fender Telecaster, the first mass-produced solid-body electric guitar; the Fender Stratocaster, among the most iconic electric guitars; and the Fender Precision Bass, which set the standard for electric basses. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leo Fender has received more than 1,113,679 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Leo Fender is the 94th most popular inventor (down from 90th in 2019), the 1,081st most popular biography from United States (down from 991st in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Inventor.

Leo Fender is most famous for his contributions to the electric guitar. He created the Telecaster, Stratocaster, and Precision Bass guitars.

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Among inventors, Leo Fender ranks 94 out of 354Before him are Alphonse Bertillon, Cornelis Drebbel, Daniel Swarovski, Abraham-Louis Breguet, Étienne-Jules Marey, and Elisha Otis. After him are Johann Maria Farina, Wolfgang von Kempelen, Bob Kahn, Charles-Émile Reynaud, Edmund Cartwright, and Léon Theremin.

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Among people born in 1909, Leo Fender ranks 34Before him are Magda Schneider, Souphanouvong, Virginia Apgar, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Jessica Tandy, and Aleksandar Ranković. After him are Stanislaw Ulam, Ernst vom Rath, Matt Busby, Hélder Câmara, László Rajk, and Oldřich Nejedlý. Among people deceased in 1991, Leo Fender ranks 37Before him are Henri Lefebvre, Claudio Arrau, Stan Getz, Jean Tinguely, Wilhelm Kempff, and Arno Breker. After him are Don Siegel, Gunnar Gren, Richard Stone, Ivan Kozhedub, Tony Richardson, and Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leo Fender ranks 1,081 out of 18,182Before him are Alicia Keys (1981), Ben E. King (1938), William Friedkin (1935), Jody Williams (1950), Burton Richter (1931), and Cordell Hull (1871). After him are Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932), Dick Van Dyke (1925), Mark Felt (1913), Ernie Hudson (1945), William H. Macy (1950), and Muddy Waters (1913).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Leo Fender ranks 22Before him are Jimmy Wales (1966), Josephine Cochrane (1839), Les Paul (1915), George Eastman (1854), Ray Tomlinson (1941), and Elisha Otis (1811). After him are Bob Kahn (1938), Robert Noyce (1927), Jacque Fresco (1916), Percy Spencer (1894), Elias Howe (1819), and Richard Jordan Gatling (1818).