Sakichi Toyoda

1867 - 1930

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Sakichi Toyoda (豊田 佐吉, Toyoda Sakichi, February 14, 1867 – October 30, 1930) was a Japanese inventor and industrialist. He was born in Kosai, Shizuoka. The son of a farmer and sought-after carpenter, he started the Toyoda family companies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sakichi Toyoda has received more than 473,443 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Sakichi Toyoda is the 83rd most popular inventor (up from 97th in 2019), the 132nd most popular biography from Japan (up from 146th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Inventor.

Sakichi Toyoda was most famous for inventing the Toyoda Automatic Loom.

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Among inventors, Sakichi Toyoda ranks 83 out of 354Before him are James Hargreaves, André-Jacques Garnerin, Claude Chappe, Henry Bessemer, Momofuku Ando, and Ray Tomlinson. After him are Bi Sheng, Franz Reichelt, Alois Senefelder, John Harrison, Alphonse Bertillon, and Cornelis Drebbel.

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Among people born in 1867, Sakichi Toyoda ranks 28Before him are Irving Fisher, Władysław Reymont, Hector Guimard, Margaret Brown, Umberto Giordano, and Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony. After him are Joseph Maria Olbrich, Rubén Darío, Madam C. J. Walker, Kurt Eisner, Edward B. Titchener, and Ignacy Mościcki. Among people deceased in 1930, Sakichi Toyoda ranks 23Before him are Lon Chaney, Horst Wessel, Prince Leopold of Bavaria, Arthur Balfour, Siegfried Wagner, and Ahmad Shah Qajar. After him are Wilfrid Voynich, Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, Adolf von Harnack, Silvio Gesell, Luigi Facta, and Leopold Auer.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Sakichi Toyoda ranks 132 out of 6,048Before him are Iwane Matsui (1878), Sanada Yukimura (1567), Shoichi Yokoi (1915), Momofuku Ando (1910), Yamagata Aritomo (1838), and Issei Sagawa (1949). After him are Emperor Suinin (-69), Junko Tabei (1939), Shin'ichirō Tomonaga (1906), Taira no Kiyomori (1118), Kunishige Kamamoto (1944), and Emperor Go-Daigo (1288).

Among INVENTORS In Japan

Among inventors born in Japan, Sakichi Toyoda ranks 3Before him are Kōnosuke Matsushita (1894) and Momofuku Ando (1910). After him are Shigeo Shingo (1909) and Yoshiro Nakamatsu (1928).