Rowland Hill

1795 - 1879

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Sir Rowland Hill, KCB, FRS (3 December 1795 – 27 August 1879) was an English teacher, inventor and social reformer. He campaigned for a comprehensive reform of the postal system, based on the concept of Uniform Penny Post and his solution of pre-payment, facilitating the safe, speedy and cheap transfer of letters. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rowland Hill has received more than 166,564 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Rowland Hill is the 279th most popular inventor (down from 263rd in 2019), the 2,751st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,506th in 2019) and the 49th most popular British Inventor.

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Among inventors, Rowland Hill ranks 279 out of 355Before him are Victor Hasselblad, Rostislav Alexeyev, Thomas Wedgwood, John Shepherd-Barron, Harry Brearley, and James Nasmyth. After him are George Graham, Ivan Kulibin, André Blondel, John Barnard, Jack Northrop, and Joseph Bramah.

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Among people born in 1795, Rowland Hill ranks 42Before him are Dingane kaSenzangakhona, Arthur Morin, Kondraty Ryleyev, Carl Anton von Meyer, Heinrich Rose, and Joseph Bienaimé Caventou. After him are José Gregorio Monagas, Joseph Böhm, George Peabody, José Miguel de Velasco Franco, Benjamin Morrell, and Josep Bonaplata i Corriol. Among people deceased in 1879, Rowland Hill ranks 41Before him are Joseph Hooker, Miguel Grau Seminario, Nikolai Zaremba, Begum Hazrat Mahal, Jakob Dubs, and Johann von Lamont. After him are Aleksandr Baryatinsky, Lyuben Karavelov, William Lloyd Garrison, Jean Baptiste Boisduval, Jakob Stämpfli, and Emma Smith.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Rowland Hill ranks 2,751 out of 6,924Before him are Cynegils (575), R. M. Hare (1919), David Wilkie (1785), Ceol of Wessex (600), James Nasmyth (1808), and Sergey Kapitsa (1928). After him are Tom Finney (1922), Bryan Robson (1957), Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March (1374), Ashley Young (1985), David Octavius Hill (1802), and Carole Pateman (1940).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, Rowland Hill ranks 49Before him are Arthur Wynne (1871), John Wilkinson (1728), Kirkpatrick Macmillan (1835), Thomas Wedgwood (1771), Harry Brearley (1871), and James Nasmyth (1808). After him are George Graham (1673), John Barnard (1946), Joseph Bramah (1748), David Dunbar Buick (1854), Isaac Pitman (1813), and Henry Shrapnel (1761).