Samuel Pierpont Langley

1834 - 1906

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Samuel Pierpont Langley (August 22, 1834 – February 27, 1906) was an American aviation pioneer, astronomer and physicist who invented the bolometer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Pierpont Langley has received more than 350,311 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Samuel Pierpont Langley is the 188th most popular inventor (down from 175th in 2019), the 2,654th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,321st in 2019) and the 43rd most popular American Inventor.

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Among inventors, Samuel Pierpont Langley ranks 188 out of 355Before him are Orban, Heinrich Daniel Ruhmkorff, Ruth Handler, John Kemp Starley, Narcís Monturiol, and Eli Whitney. After him are Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Uziel Gal, John Wesley Hyatt, Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky, Reginald Fessenden, and Paul Baran.

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Among people born in 1834, Samuel Pierpont Langley ranks 31Before him are Gaston Planté, Infanta Amalia of Spain, Hetty Green, Archduchess Maria Isabella of Austria, John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury, and William Chester Minor. After him are Gustav Nachtigal, Heinrich von Treitschke, Ewald Hering, Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner, Kamehameha IV, and José Hernández. Among people deceased in 1906, Samuel Pierpont Langley ranks 22Before him are Bartolomé Mitre, Paul Drude, Eugène Carrière, Joseph Monier, Princess Louise of Denmark, and Prince Albert of Prussia. After him are Raja Ravi Varma, Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau, Frits Thaulow, Vladimir Stasov, Friedrich Konrad Beilstein, and Harry Nelson Pillsbury.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Samuel Pierpont Langley ranks 2,654 out of 15,968Before him are Ted Nelson (1937), Carl Wieman (1951), Chris Rock (1965), Winston Groom (1943), Dick Dale (1937), and Don Cheadle (1964). After him are Erle Stanley Gardner (1889), John Bates Clark (1847), Lynne Cheney (1941), Jeb Bush (1953), Howlin' Wolf (1910), and Robert Jordan (1948).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Samuel Pierpont Langley ranks 43Before him are Elias Howe (1819), Melvil Dewey (1851), Charles Martin Hall (1863), J. Presper Eckert (1919), Ruth Handler (1916), and Eli Whitney (1765). After him are John Wesley Hyatt (1837), Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878), Glenn Curtiss (1878), George Pullman (1831), Ray Dolby (1933), and Larry Sanger (1968).