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 584,571 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Robert Bosch is the 32nd most popular businessperson (up from 35th in 2019), the 321st most popular biography from Germany (up from 326th in 2019) and the 5th most popular German Businessperson.

Robert Bosch is most famous for inventing the spark plug.

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Among businesspeople, Robert Bosch ranks 32 out of 604Before him are Tim Cook, Jules Rimet, J. P. Morgan, J. Paul Getty, Florentino Pérez, and P. T. Barnum. After him are Ettore Bugatti, Steve Ballmer, Ferruccio Lamborghini, Soichiro Honda, Rudolf Dassler, and Bernard Arnault.

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

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Among people born in Germany, Robert Bosch ranks 321 out of 5,289Before him are Fritz Sauckel (1894), Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486), Emil Kraepelin (1856), Peter Behrens (1868), Sophie Scholl (1921), and Valdemar I of Denmark (1131). After him are Alexandra Feodorovna (1798), Karl Haushofer (1869), Samuel Hahnemann (1755), Gustav Stresemann (1878), Rudolf Carnap (1891), and Simone Signoret (1921).


Among businesspeople born in Germany, Robert Bosch ranks 5Before him are Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838), Levi Strauss (1829), Adolf Dassler (1900), and Ludwig Erhard (1897). After him are Rudolf Dassler (1898), Henri Nestlé (1814), Otto Frank (1889), Bertha Benz (1849), Jakob Fugger (1459), Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777), and Dietmar Hopp (1940).