Richard Jordan Gatling

1818 - 1903

Richard Jordan Gatling

Richard Jordan Gatling (September 12, 1818 – February 26, 1903) was an American inventor best known for his invention of the Gatling gun, which is considered to be the first successful machine gun. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Jordan Gatling has received more than 291,087 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 144th most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Richard Jordan Gatling ranks 144 out of 323Before him are Edwin Howard Armstrong, David Edward Hughes, John Ericsson, John Kay, Georg Luger, and Johann Nepomuk Maelzel. After him are Georges Hébert, Robert Adler, Gunther von Hagens, Fausto Veranzio, Paul Baran, and Ottaviano Petrucci.

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Among people born in 1818, Richard Jordan Gatling ranks 36Before him are Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, Amalia of Oldenburg, Francesco Crispi, Charles Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Infante Carlos, Count of Montemolin, and Emil du Bois-Reymond. After him are Max Joseph von Pettenkofer, Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, Maria Mitchell, Antonio Bazzini, and Gustave Aimard. Among people deceased in 1903, Richard Jordan Gatling ranks 24Before him are Draga Mašin, Vasily Dokuchaev, Marcel Renault, Calamity Jane, Sabino Arana, and Sophie Gengembre Anderson. After him are Gaston Paris, Rudolf Lipschitz, Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov, William Ernest Henley, Hans Gude, and Émile Baudot.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Jordan Gatling ranks 1,855 out of 12,171Before him are Asa Griggs Candler (1851), James Bowie (1796), John Cena (1977), Art Tatum (1909), John Barrymore (1882), and James Spader (1960). After him are Bruce Nauman (1941), Danny Elfman (1953), Robert F. Engle (1942), Michael Emerson (1954), Alben W. Barkley (1877), and Serena Williams (1981).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Richard Jordan Gatling ranks 34Before him are Hiram Maxim (1840), Robert Moog (1934), Lee de Forest (1873), Mary Anderson (1862), Sequoyah (1770), and Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890). After him are Elias Howe (1819), Christopher Latham Sholes (1819), Melvil Dewey (1851), Philo Farnsworth (1906), Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834), and George Pullman (1831).