Lillian Moller Gilbreth

1878 - 1972

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Lillian Evelyn Gilbreth (née Moller; 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 526,500 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Lillian Moller Gilbreth is the 227th most popular inventor (down from 197th in 2019), the 3,447th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,849th in 2019) and the 54th most popular Inventor.

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Among inventors, Lillian Moller Gilbreth ranks 227 out of 354Before her are Frederick Scott Archer, Raymond Damadian, Laurens Hammond, Marcian Hoff, Ruth Handler, and Ricardo Wolf. After her are Ottomar Anschütz, Elihu Thomson, Lucien Olivier, Artur Fischer, Genrich Altshuller, and Carl Wilhelm Siemens.

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Among people born in 1878, Lillian Moller Gilbreth ranks 95Before her are Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Tullio Serafin, Kurt Goldstein, Mirra Alfassa, Mikhail Artsybashev, and Sadri Maksudi Arsal. After her are Otto Freundlich, Louis Camille Maillard, Georgios Kondylis, Frank Jarvis, Nikolaos Andriakopoulos, and Walther Ritz. Among people deceased in 1972, Lillian Moller Gilbreth ranks 99Before her are Dan Blocker, Joseph Paul-Boncour, Milton L. Humason, Robert Casadesus, Max Fleischer, and René Mayer. After her are Jessie Royce Landis, Thomas C. Kinkaid, František Čáp, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Roberto Clemente, and Bruce Cabot.

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Among people born in United States, Lillian Moller Gilbreth ranks 3,447 out of 18,182Before her are Alexander Vandegrift (1887), Dana Andrews (1909), Jon Krakauer (1954), Jill Clayburgh (1944), Farley Granger (1925), and Bob Seger (1945). After her are Ross Perot (1930), Heather Graham (1970), Zeppo Marx (1901), Jim Kelly (1946), Mark Lanegan (1964), and Bessie Coleman (1892).

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Among inventors born in United States, Lillian Moller Gilbreth ranks 54Before her are Eli Whitney (1765), Larry Sanger (1968), Raymond Damadian (1936), Laurens Hammond (1895), Marcian Hoff (1937), and Ruth Handler (1916). After her are Theodore Maiman (1927), Glenn Curtiss (1878), Ray Dolby (1933), Frank Zamboni (1901), Walter Hunt (1796), and Eunice Newton Foote (1819).