Momofuku Ando

1910 - 2007

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Momofuku Ando (Japanese: 安藤 百福, Hepburn: Andō Momofuku), born Go Pek-Hok (Chinese: 吳百福; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Gô͘ Pek-hok); March 5, 1910 – January 5, 2007), was an inventor and businessman who founded Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Momofuku Ando has received more than 803,241 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Momofuku Ando is the 85th most popular inventor (up from 107th in 2019), the 124th most popular biography from Japan (down from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Inventor.

Momofuku Ando is most famous for inventing instant noodles in 1958.

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Among inventors, Momofuku Ando ranks 85 out of 355Before him are John Harrison, Alphonse Bertillon, Ray Tomlinson, Étienne-Jules Marey, Percy Spencer, and Bi Sheng. After him are Johann Maria Farina, Charles K. Kao, Mary the Jewess, William Webb Ellis, Leo Fender, and Jacque Fresco.

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Among people born in 1910, Momofuku Ando ranks 34Before him are Nathuram Godse, Dominique Pire, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, Jean Anouilh, Eero Saarinen, and Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. After him are Robert van Gulik, Ludwig Stumpfegger, Pierre Schaeffer, Galina Ulanova, Michel Aflaq, and August Landmesser. Among people deceased in 2007, Momofuku Ando ranks 26Before him are Benazir Bhutto, Ève Curie, Nils Liedholm, Ernst Otto Fischer, Oscar Peterson, and Richard Rorty. After him are Kai Siegbahn, Lois Maxwell, Henri Troyat, Paul Watzlawick, Ian Smith, and Vladimir Kryuchkov.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Momofuku Ando ranks 124 out of 5,560Before him are Kobayashi Issa (1763), Isamu Akasaki (1929), Empress Kōjun (1903), Tokugawa Hidetada (1579), Kuniaki Koiso (1880), and Arata Isozaki (1931). After him are Toyotomi Hideyori (1593), Emperor Nintoku (290), Masanobu Fukuoka (1913), Shoichi Yokoi (1915), Emperor Kōrei (-341), and Junichiro Koizumi (1942).

Among INVENTORS In Japan

Among inventors born in Japan, Momofuku Ando ranks 1After him are Sakichi Toyoda (1867), Kōnosuke Matsushita (1894), Shigeo Shingo (1909), and Yoshiro Nakamatsu (1928).