Lester Allan Pelton

1829 - 1908

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Lester Allan Pelton (September 5, 1829 – March 14, 1908) was an American inventor who contributed significantly to the development of hydroelectricity and hydropower in the American Old West as well as world-wide. In the late 1870s, he invented the Pelton water wheel, at that time the most efficient design of the impulse water turbine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lester Allan Pelton has received more than 78,699 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Lester Allan Pelton is the 267th most popular inventor (up from 273rd in 2019), the 4,627th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,811th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular American Inventor.

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Among inventors, Lester Allan Pelton ranks 267 out of 355Before him are Walter Hunt, Ralph Hartley, Arthur Wynne, Harry Ferguson, Raymond Damadian, and John Wilkinson. After him are David Bushnell, Walter Bruch, Kirkpatrick Macmillan, Štefan Banič, Paul von Jankó, and Victor Hasselblad.

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Among people born in 1829, Lester Allan Pelton ranks 46Before him are Allan Octavian Hume, Mikayel Nalbandian, Carl Schurz, Graziadio Isaia Ascoli, Alfred Newton, and Moritz Cantor. After him are August Malmström, Ludwig Adolph Timotheus Radlkofer, Charles Walter De Vis, William Michael Rossetti, Théodore Aubanel, and José López Domínguez. Among people deceased in 1908, Lester Allan Pelton ranks 62Before him are Ouida, William Edward Ayrton, Charles Barbier de Meynard, Gustav Karl Wilhelm Hermann Karsten, Heinrich Hübschmann, and Rūdolfs Blaumanis. After him are Lorenz Frølich, Carl Friedrich Schmidt, Simo Matavulj, Milovan Glišić, Svatopluk Čech, and Manuel Curros Enríquez.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lester Allan Pelton ranks 4,627 out of 15,968Before him are Tyler, the Creator (1991), Benny Urquidez (1952), XXXTentacion (1998), Timothée Chalamet (1995), William J. Donovan (1883), and Chuck Connors (1921). After him are Glenn Danzig (1955), Brent Scowcroft (1925), Mary Beth Peil (1940), Lou Henry Hoover (1874), Oliver North (1943), and Bill Medley (1940).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Lester Allan Pelton ranks 63Before him are Theodore Maiman (1927), Cyrus McCormick (1809), Wilson Greatbatch (1919), Walter Hunt (1796), Ralph Hartley (1888), and Raymond Damadian (1936). After him are David Bushnell (1742), Jack Northrop (1895), Robert Metcalfe (1946), Edward Lawry Norton (1898), Jay Miner (1932), and Henry M. Leland (1843).