Otto Lilienthal

1848 - 1896

Otto Lilienthal

Karl Wilhelm Otto Lilienthal (23 May 1848 – 10 August 1896) was a German pioneer of aviation who became known as the "flying man". He was the first person to make well-documented, repeated, successful flights with gliders. Newspapers and magazines published photographs of Lilienthal gliding, favourably influencing public and scientific opinion about the possibility of flying machines becoming practical. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto Lilienthal has received more than 451,854 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12th most popular engineer.

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Among engineers, Otto Lilienthal ranks 12 out of 287Before him are Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, Anatoly Dyatlov, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Sergei Korolev, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, and Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban. After him are Umberto Nobile, Alexei Kosygin, André Citroën, Fritz Todt, Hermann Oberth, and José Echegaray.

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Among people born in 1848, Otto Lilienthal ranks 5Before him are Paul Gauguin, Octave Mirbeau, Vilfredo Pareto, and Gottlob Frege. After him are Joris-Karl Huysmans, Otto of Bavaria, Gustave Caillebotte, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Johann Palisa, Arthur Balfour, and Tōgō Heihachirō. Among people deceased in 1896, Otto Lilienthal ranks 8Before him are Paul Verlaine, Anton Bruckner, Clara Schumann, William Morris, Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, and August Kekulé. After him are Hippolyte Fizeau, John Everett Millais, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, José Rizal, and John Langdon Down.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Otto Lilienthal ranks 301 out of 3,763Before him are Anton Drexler (1884), Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791), Gustav Stresemann (1878), Eckhart Tolle (1948), Michael Haneke (1942), and Alexandra Feodorovna (1798). After him are Traudl Junge (1920), Heinrich Müller (1900), Valdemar I of Denmark (1131), Einhard (770), Sophie Scholl (1921), and Rudolf Dassler (1898).

Among ENGINEERS In Germany

Among engineers born in Germany, Otto Lilienthal ranks 2Before him are Gottlieb Daimler (1834). After him are Willy Messerschmitt (1898), Hugo Junkers (1859), Felix Wankel (1902), Kurt Gerstein (1905), August Horch (1868), Albert Göring (1895), Walter Dornberger (1895), Ernst Heinkel (1888), Arthur Scherbius (1878), and Christian Otto Mohr (1835).

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