Ruth Handler

1916 - 2002

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Ruth Marianna Handler (née Mosko; November 4, 1916 – April 27, 2002) was an American businesswoman and inventor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ruth Handler has received more than 901,924 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Ruth Handler is the 225th most popular inventor (down from 184th in 2019), the 3,392nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,610th in 2019) and the 53rd most popular Inventor.

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Among inventors, Ruth Handler ranks 225 out of 354Before her are Robert Watson-Watt, Thonmi Sambhota, Frederick Scott Archer, Raymond Damadian, Laurens Hammond, and Marcian Hoff. After her are Ricardo Wolf, Lillian Moller Gilbreth, Ottomar Anschütz, Elihu Thomson, Lucien Olivier, and Artur Fischer.

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Among people born in 1916, Ruth Handler ranks 118Before her are Julian Rotter, Arno Peters, Zail Singh, Walter Cronkite, Harold Robbins, and Sangoulé Lamizana. After her are Ramón José Velásquez, Morris West, Halil İnalcık, Jackie Gleason, Iosif Shklovsky, and Ingrid Vang Nyman. Among people deceased in 2002, Ruth Handler ranks 114Before her are Arno Peters, Michel Henry, Eugene Odum, Nguyễn Văn Thuận, Dida, and Rosemary Clooney. After her are Daniel Gélin, Dudley Moore, Mamo Wolde, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Inge Morath, and Branko Stanković.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ruth Handler ranks 3,392 out of 18,182Before her are Gustave Gilbert (1911), Vinnie Vincent (1952), Dermot Mulroney (1963), Laurens Hammond (1895), Marcian Hoff (1937), and Joe Walsh (1947). After her are James Taylor (1948), George Ellery Hale (1868), Jon Cryer (1965), Carla Bley (1936), Fred Quimby (1886), and Richard Bright (1937).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Ruth Handler ranks 53Before her are John Wesley Hyatt (1837), Eli Whitney (1765), Larry Sanger (1968), Raymond Damadian (1936), Laurens Hammond (1895), and Marcian Hoff (1937). After her are Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878), Theodore Maiman (1927), Glenn Curtiss (1878), Ray Dolby (1933), Frank Zamboni (1901), and Walter Hunt (1796).