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Momofuku Ando

1910 - 2007

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Momofuku Ando (Japanese: 安藤 百福, Hepburn: Andō Momofuku, March 5, 1910 – January 5, 2007), born Go Pek-Hok (Chinese: 吳百福; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Gô͘ Pek-hok), 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 918,866 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Momofuku Ando is the 81st most popular inventor (up from 85th in 2019), the 129th most popular biography from Japan (down from 124th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Japanese Inventor.

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

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Among inventors, Momofuku Ando ranks 81 out of 354Before him are Kōnosuke Matsushita, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, James Hargreaves, André-Jacques Garnerin, Claude Chappe, and Henry Bessemer. After him are Ray Tomlinson, Sakichi Toyoda, Bi Sheng, Franz Reichelt, Alois Senefelder, and John Harrison.

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Among people born in 1910, Momofuku Ando ranks 31Before him are William Hanna, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Ludwig Stumpfegger, Nathuram Godse, Helenio Herrera, and Samuel Barber. After him are Jean Anouilh, August Landmesser, Jean-Louis Barrault, Erich Kempka, Paul Flory, and Robert van Gulik. Among people deceased in 2007, Momofuku Ando ranks 25Before him are Deborah Kerr, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Ryszard Kapuściński, Ike Turner, Barry Nelson, and Ernst Otto Fischer. After him are Kai Siegbahn, Nils Liedholm, Richard Rorty, Abdul Rahman Arif, Paul Lauterbur, and Stanley Miller.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Momofuku Ando ranks 129 out of 6,048Before him are Ken Watanabe (1959), Isamu Akasaki (1929), Jiro Horikoshi (1903), Iwane Matsui (1878), Sanada Yukimura (1567), and Shoichi Yokoi (1915). After him are Yamagata Aritomo (1838), Issei Sagawa (1949), Sakichi Toyoda (1867), Emperor Suinin (-69), Junko Tabei (1939), and Shin'ichirō Tomonaga (1906).

Among INVENTORS In Japan

Among inventors born in Japan, Momofuku Ando ranks 2Before him are Kōnosuke Matsushita (1894). After him are Sakichi Toyoda (1867), Shigeo Shingo (1909), and Yoshiro Nakamatsu (1928).