Robert Bosch

1861 - 1942

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Robert Bosch (23 September 1861 – 12 March 1942) was a German industrialist, engineer and inventor, founder of Robert Bosch GmbH. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Bosch has received more than 641,889 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Robert Bosch is the 37th most popular businessperson (down from 32nd in 2019), the 350th most popular biography from Germany (down from 321st in 2019) and the 6th most popular Businessperson.

Robert Bosch is most famous for inventing the spark plug.

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Among businesspeople, Robert Bosch ranks 37 out of 601Before him are Steve Ballmer, Hugh Hefner, J. P. Morgan, Guccio Gucci, Otto Frank, and João Havelange. After him are J. Paul Getty, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Ettore Bugatti, Ferruccio Lamborghini, Soichiro Honda, and Robert Kiyosaki.

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Among people born in 1861, Robert Bosch ranks 13Before him are Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, James Naismith, Victor Horta, Erich von Falkenhayn, Charles Édouard Guillaume, and Alfred North Whitehead. After him are Halford Mackinder, Georgy Lvov, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Aristide Maillol, Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, and H. H. Holmes. Among people deceased in 1942, Robert Bosch ranks 12Before him are Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anton Drexler, José Raúl Capablanca, Robert Musil, Jean Baptiste Perrin, and William Henry Bragg. After him are William G. Morgan, Walther von Reichenau, Fritz Todt, Franz Boas, Richard Willstätter, and Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia.

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Among people born in Germany, Robert Bosch ranks 350 out of 6,142Before him are Katharina von Bora (1498), Theodor Schwann (1810), Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1776), Isabeau of Bavaria (1370), Karl Drais (1785), and Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845). After him are Sepp Maier (1944), Henry the Lion (1129), Georgy Lvov (1861), Martin Waldseemüller (1470), Franz Halder (1884), and Friedrich Olbricht (1888).


Among businesspeople born in Germany, Robert Bosch ranks 6Before him are Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838), Levi Strauss (1829), Ludwig Erhard (1897), Adolf Dassler (1900), and Otto Frank (1889). After him are Rudolf Dassler (1898), Henri Nestlé (1814), Jakob Fugger (1459), Paul Reuter (1816), Bertha Benz (1849), and Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777).