Lillian Moller Gilbreth

1878 - 1972

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Lillian Evelyn Moller Gilbreth (May 24, 1878 – January 2, 1972) was an American psychologist, industrial engineer, consultant, and educator who was an early pioneer in applying psychology to time-and-motion studies. She was described in the 1940s as "a genius in the art of living." Gilbreth, one of the first female engineers to earn a Ph.D., is considered to be the first industrial/organizational psychologist. She and her husband, Frank Bunker Gilbreth, were efficiency experts who contributed to the study of industrial engineering, especially in the areas of motion study and human factors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lillian Moller Gilbreth has received more than 481,193 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Lillian Moller Gilbreth is the 197th most popular inventor (up from 220th in 2019), the 2,850th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,316th in 2019) and the 45th most popular American Inventor.

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Among inventors, Lillian Moller Gilbreth ranks 197 out of 355Before her are John Wesley Hyatt, Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky, Reginald Fessenden, Paul Baran, Georges Claude, and Henrich Focke. After her are Glenn Curtiss, Genrich Altshuller, Helmut Gröttrup, George Pullman, Alphonse Beau de Rochas, and Carl Wilhelm Siemens.

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Among people born in 1878, Lillian Moller Gilbreth ranks 76Before her are Paul Hazard, Zabel Yesayan, Walter Heitz, Maurice René Fréchet, Kurt Goldstein, and Alfréd Hajós. After her are Glenn Curtiss, Ernest King, C. Rajagopalachari, Manuel L. Quezon, Michel Théato, and Erich Mühsam. Among people deceased in 1972, Lillian Moller Gilbreth ranks 79Before her are Miriam Hopkins, Ernst von Salomon, C. W. Ceram, Richard Courant, Edgar Snow, and Jo Bonnier. After her are C. Rajagopalachari, Nikolay Krylov, Max Fleischer, Milton L. Humason, Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen, and Ivan Yefremov.

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Among people born in United States, Lillian Moller Gilbreth ranks 2,850 out of 15,968Before her are Charles Jencks (1939), Terry Goodkind (1948), Julie Harris (1925), Ronald Inglehart (1934), Adrian Smith (1944), and Michelle Monaghan (1976). After her are Nicholas Negroponte (1943), Allen Newell (1927), Bea Arthur (1922), Chuck Lorre (1952), Ralph Waite (1928), and Miley Cyrus (1992).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Lillian Moller Gilbreth ranks 45Before her are Charles Martin Hall (1863), J. Presper Eckert (1919), Ruth Handler (1916), Eli Whitney (1765), Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834), and John Wesley Hyatt (1837). After her are Glenn Curtiss (1878), George Pullman (1831), Ray Dolby (1933), Larry Sanger (1968), Philo Farnsworth (1906), and Marcian Hoff (1937).