Rudolf Dassler

1898 - 1974

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Rudolf "Rudi" Dassler (26 March 1898 – 27 October 1974) was a German cobbler, inventor, member of the Nazi party, businessman and founder of sportswear company Puma. He was the older brother of Adidas founder, Adolf "Adi" Dassler. The brothers were partners in a shoe company Adolf started, "Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik" (German for 'Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory'). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Dassler has received more than 1,972,294 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Rudolf Dassler is the 54th most popular businessperson (down from 51st in 2019), the 461st most popular biography from Germany (up from 467th in 2019) and the 6th most popular German Businessperson.

Rudolf Dassler is most famous for being the founder of Adidas.

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Over the past year Rudolf Dassler has had the most page views in the with 290,037 views, followed by German (140,917), and Spanish (59,135). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Danish (3,457.69%), Hebrew (993.75%), and Japanese (371.34%)


Among businesspeople, Rudolf Dassler ranks 54 out of 847Before him are Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Robert Kiyosaki, Dietrich Mateschitz, Otto Frank, Ray Kroc, and Giovanni Agnelli. After him are Jakob Fugger, Henri Nestlé, Robert Bosch, Martin Cooper, Sergei Diaghilev, and Roman Abramovich.

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Among people born in 1898, Rudolf Dassler ranks 25Before him are Leo Szilard, Tamara de Lempicka, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Julius Evola, Hans Krebs, and Rodion Malinovsky. After him are Henry Moore, Ahmad Shah Qajar, Karl Ziegler, René Clair, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, and Willy Messerschmitt. Among people deceased in 1974, Rudolf Dassler ranks 18Before him are Baldur von Schirach, Duke Ellington, Virginia Apgar, Imre Lakatos, Julius Evola, and Miguel Ángel Asturias. After him are David Oistrakh, Jacob L. Moreno, Darius Milhaud, Erich Kästner, Zalman Shazar, and Satyendra Nath Bose.

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Among people born in Germany, Rudolf Dassler ranks 461 out of 7,253Before him are Roland Freisler (1893), Adam of Bremen (1100), Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), George Paget Thomson (1892), Ernst Lubitsch (1892), and Julius Lothar Meyer (1830). After him are Friedrich Fromm (1888), Maria Anna of Neuburg (1667), Anselm Kiefer (1945), Pyotr Stolypin (1862), Oliver Kahn (1969), and Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1817).


Among businesspeople born in Germany, Rudolf Dassler ranks 6Before him are Levi Strauss (1829), Ludwig Erhard (1897), Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838), Adolf Dassler (1900), and Otto Frank (1889). After him are Jakob Fugger (1459), Henri Nestlé (1814), Robert Bosch (1861), Paul Reuter (1816), Bertha Benz (1849), and Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777).