Leo Fender

1909 - 1991

Leo Fender

Clarence Leonidas “Leo” Fender (August 10, 1909 – March 21, 1991) was an American inventor, who founded Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, or "Fender" for short. In January 1965, he sold the company to CBS and later founded two other musical instrument companies, Music Man and G&L Musical Instruments. The guitars, bass guitars, and amplifiers he designed from the 1940s on are still widely used: the Fender Telecaster (1950) was the first mass-produced solid-body electric guitar; the Fender Stratocaster (1954) is among the world's most iconic electric guitars; the Fender Precision Bass (1951) set the standard for electric bass guitars, and the Fender Bassman amplifier, popular enough in its own right, became the basis for later amplifiers (notably by Marshall and Mesa Boogie) that dominated rock and roll music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leo Fender has received more than 670,122 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 81st most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Leo Fender ranks 81 out of 323Before him are Ray Tomlinson, John Harrison, Alois Senefelder, Jacques Piccard, Vladimir K. Zworykin, and Cornelis Drebbel. After him are Richard Arkwright, Daniel Swarovski, William Webb Ellis, Hans Lippershey, Johann Maria Farina, and Jacque Fresco.

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Among people born in 1909, Leo Fender ranks 32Before him are Marinus van der Lubbe, John Fante, Matt Busby, Aleksandar Ranković, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and Edward Tatum. After him are Jessica Tandy, Hélder Câmara, Souphanouvong, Norberto Bobbio, Oldřich Nejedlý, and László Rajk. Among people deceased in 1991, Leo Fender ranks 33Before him are Rajiv Gandhi, Tom of Finland, Oona O'Neill, Henri Lefebvre, Jean Tinguely, and Stan Getz. After him are Gunnar Gren, Claudio Arrau, Arno Breker, Wilhelm Kempff, Natalia Ginzburg, and Don Siegel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leo Fender ranks 918 out of 12,171Before him are John Gotti (1940), Raquel Welch (1940), Adam Sandler (1966), David Scott (1932), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), and Philip Warren Anderson (1923). After him are Adam West (1928), Douglas Fairbanks (1883), George Minot (1885), Charlie Sheen (1965), Harry Dean Stanton (1926), and James Jones (1921).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Leo Fender ranks 22Before him are George Eastman (1854), John Browning (1855), Jimmy Wales (1966), John Deere (1804), Percy Spencer (1894), and Ray Tomlinson (1941). After him are Jacque Fresco (1916), Bob Kahn (1938), Robert Noyce (1927), Elisha Otis (1811), Elisha Gray (1835), and Hiram Maxim (1840).