Leo Fender

1909 - 1991

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Clarence Leonidas Fender (August 10, 1909 – March 21, 1991) was an American inventor known for designing the Fender Stratocaster. He also founded the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leo Fender has received more than 883,998 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Leo Fender is the 90th most popular inventor (down from 81st in 2019), the 992nd most popular biography from United States (down from 918th 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 90 out of 355Before him are Bi Sheng, Momofuku Ando, Johann Maria Farina, Charles K. Kao, Mary the Jewess, and William Webb Ellis. After him are Jacque Fresco, Léon Theremin, Robert Noyce, James Hargreaves, Abraham-Louis Breguet, and Cornelis Drebbel.

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Among people born in 1909, Leo Fender ranks 32Before him are Marinus van der Lubbe, Magda Schneider, Souphanouvong, Miep Gies, Jessica Tandy, and Aleksandar Ranković. After him are Hélder Câmara, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Oldřich Nejedlý, Vicente Feola, Matt Busby, and Yiannis Ritsos. Among people deceased in 1991, Leo Fender ranks 35Before him are Ragnar Granit, Claudio Arrau, Stan Getz, Gunnar Gren, Arno Breker, and Jean Tinguely. After him are Don Siegel, Wilhelm Kempff, Natalia Ginzburg, Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, Tom of Finland, and W. Arthur Lewis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leo Fender ranks 992 out of 15,968Before him are Frances McDormand (1957), Dred Scott (1795), Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921), Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), H. L. Mencken (1880), and William Randolph Hearst (1863). After him are Don Siegel (1912), Joanne Woodward (1930), Cole Porter (1891), John Forsythe (1918), William Fichtner (1956), and Jonathan Demme (1944).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Leo Fender ranks 22Before him are Les Paul (1915), John Deere (1804), George Eastman (1854), John Browning (1855), Ray Tomlinson (1941), and Percy Spencer (1894). After him are Jacque Fresco (1916), Robert Noyce (1927), Hiram Maxim (1840), Elisha Otis (1811), Robert Moog (1934), and Bob Kahn (1938).