1404 - 1453

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Orban, also known as Urban (Hungarian: Orbán; died 1453), was an iron founder and engineer from Brassó, Transylvania, in the Kingdom of Hungary (today Brașov, Romania), who cast large-calibre artillery for the Ottoman siege of Constantinople in 1453. Orban was Hungarian, according to most modern authors, while some scholars also mention his potential German ancestry. Alternative theories suggest he had Wallachian roots. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Orban has received more than 457,591 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Orban is the 182nd most popular inventor, the 130th most popular biography from Romania and the 2nd most popular Romanian Inventor.

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Among inventors, Orban ranks 182 out of 355Before him are Shigeo Shingo, Peter Henlein, George de Mestral, Juan de la Cierva, 1st Count of la Cierva, Traian Vuia, and Colin Archer. After him are Heinrich Daniel Ruhmkorff, Ruth Handler, John Kemp Starley, Narcís Monturiol, Eli Whitney, and Samuel Pierpont Langley.

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Among people born in 1404, Orban ranks 7Before him are Murad II, Leon Battista Alberti, Constantine XI Palaiologos, Marie of Anjou, Stjepan Vukčić Kosača, and John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset. After him is Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scots. Among people deceased in 1453, Orban ranks 8Before him are Giovanni Giustiniani, John Dunstaple, Çandarlı Halil Pasha the Younger, Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine, Sophia of Lithuania, and John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury. After him is Álvaro de Luna, 1st Duke of Trujillo.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Orban ranks 130 out of 572Before him are Petru Rareș (1487), Hermann Kövess von Kövessháza (1854), Constantin Brâncoveanu (1654), Countess Claudine Rhédey von Kis-Rhéde (1812), Lucian Blaga (1895), and János Arany (1817). After him are Vasile Alecsandri (1821), Tudor Vladimirescu (1780), Abraham Wald (1902), Serge Klarsfeld (1935), Victor Stănculescu (1928), and Marthe Bibesco (1886).

Among INVENTORS In Romania

Among inventors born in Romania, Orban ranks 2Before him are Henri Coandă (1886).