Ransom E. Olds

1864 - 1950

Ransom E. Olds

Ransom Eli Olds (June 3, 1864 – August 26, 1950) was a pioneer of the American automotive industry, after whom the Oldsmobile and REO brands were named. He claimed to have built his first steam car as early as 1887 and his first gasoline-powered car in 1896. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ransom E. Olds has received more than 338,049 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 229th most popular engineer.

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Among engineers, Ransom E. Olds ranks 228 out of 287Before him are Essam Sharaf, Robert W. Paul, Rudy Van Gelder, Burt Rutan, Peter Chen, and Hideo Itokawa. After him are Fulgence Bienvenüe, Eugene Polley, Percy Hobart, Friedrich L. Bauer, Da-Wen Sun, and Verghese Kurien.

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Among people born in 1864, Ransom E. Olds ranks 107Before him are Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, F. C. S. Schiller, José Pardo y Barreda, Aleksey Shakhmatov, Charles Dawson, and Toros Toramanian. After him are Alfred John Keene, George Hillyard, William S. Hart, Arthur Smith Woodward, Frank Chapman, and Antonín Sova. Among people deceased in 1950, Ransom E. Olds ranks 109Before him are Alexander Tairov, Álvaro de Figueroa, 1st Count of Romanones, Edwin Foster Coddington, Frederick Keeping, Ivan Shmelyov, and Alexandros Diomidis. After him are Dezső Földes, Rex Ingram, Joe Fry, Maurice Costello, John M. Stahl, and Bainbridge Colby.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ransom E. Olds ranks 5,285 out of 12,171Before him are Caleb Deschanel (1944), Anne Revere (1903), Lucius Shepard (1943), James L. Elliot (1943), George Sidney (1916), and Charles Mackerras (1925). After him are Jack Benny (1894), Henry Augustus Rowland (1848), David Ellefson (1964), Kelly LeBrock (1960), Michael J. Pollard (1939), and Letitia Christian Tyler (1790).