Mary Anderson

1862 - 1953

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Mary Elizabeth Anderson (February 19, 1866 – June 27, 1953) was an American real estate developer, rancher, viticulturist and inventor of the windshield wiper blade. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Anderson has received more than 29,963 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Mary Anderson is the 129th most popular inventor (up from 132nd in 2019), the 1,655th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,514th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular American Inventor.

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Among inventors, Mary Anderson ranks 129 out of 355Before her are W. O. Bentley, Kōnosuke Matsushita, Lee de Forest, Paul Otlet, Robert Stirling, and John Ericsson. After her are Richard Jordan Gatling, Heinrich Göbel, Josef Ressel, Christopher Latham Sholes, John Kay, and Viktor Schauberger.

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Among people born in 1862, Mary Anderson ranks 38Before her are Prince Henry of Prussia, Mary Kingsley, Aurel Stein, Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal, Maurice Barrès, and Ugyen Wangchuck. After her are Georges Feydeau, Théo van Rysselberghe, Henry McMahon, Leonid Pasternak, Adolphe Appia, and Anton Ažbe. Among people deceased in 1953, Mary Anderson ranks 38Before her are Vsevolod Pudovkin, Lionel Logue, Tazio Nuvolari, Nobuyuki Abe, Hans Reichenbach, and Jean Epstein. After her are Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine, Wilhelm Stuckart, Hank Williams, Sergei Winogradsky, Moïse Kisling, and Otto Meissner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mary Anderson ranks 1,655 out of 15,968Before her are Mary Jackson (1921), Benedict Arnold (1741), Helen Hunt (1963), James Patterson (1947), (1975), and Patch Adams (1945). After her are Anthony Fauci (1940), Larry King (1933), Fredric March (1897), Thomas Mitchell (1892), Kim Peek (1951), and Neil Patrick Harris (1973).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Mary Anderson ranks 32Before her are Elisha Otis (1811), Robert Moog (1934), Bob Kahn (1938), Sequoyah (1770), Elisha Gray (1835), and Lee de Forest (1873). After her are Richard Jordan Gatling (1818), Christopher Latham Sholes (1819), Josiah Warren (1798), Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890), Elias Howe (1819), and Melvil Dewey (1851).