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Theobald Boehm

1794 - 1881

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Theobald Böhm (or Boehm) (9 April 1794 – 25 November 1881) was a German inventor and musician, who greatly improved the modern Western concert flute and its fingering system (now known as the "Boehm system"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theobald Boehm has received more than 137,973 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Theobald Boehm is the 115th most popular inventor (down from 111th in 2019), the 1,170th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,049th in 2019) and the 14th most popular German Inventor.

Theobald Boehm was a German flute maker who is most famous for inventing the Boehm system flute in 1847.

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Among inventors, Theobald Boehm ranks 115 out of 354Before him are Zacharias Janssen, Mary the Jewess, André Michelin, Samuel Crompton, Percy Spencer, and Johann Philipp Reis. After him are Elias Howe, Alfred Krupp, Clément Ader, Clive Sinclair, John Kay, and Richard Jordan Gatling.

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Among people born in 1794, Theobald Boehm ranks 5Before him are Antonio López de Santa Anna, Matthew C. Perry, Elias Magnus Fries, and Cornelius Vanderbilt. After him are Infante Francisco de Paula, Duke of Cádiz, Ignaz Moscheles, William Whewell, Wilhelm Müller, Józef Bem, Aimable Pélissier, and Ami Boué. Among people deceased in 1881, Theobald Boehm ranks 18Before him are Jenny von Westphalen, Henri Vieuxtemps, Nikolay Pirogov, Nikolai Rubinstein, Empress Dowager Ci'an, and Henri-Frédéric Amiel. After him are Archduchess Clementina of Austria, Caroline Amalie of Augustenburg, Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis, Prince Frederick of the Netherlands, Ludwig von Benedek, and Eduard Heine.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Theobald Boehm ranks 1,170 out of 6,142Before him are Maria Reiche (1903), Anne Catherine of Brandenburg (1575), Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt (1751), Albert of Riga (1165), Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach (1724), and Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912). After him are Werner Haase (1900), Maximilian Anton, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis (1831), Helmut Rahn (1929), Theodor Storm (1817), Henry IV, Duke of Saxony (1473), and Hans-Dieter Flick (1965).

Among INVENTORS In Germany

Among inventors born in Germany, Theobald Boehm ranks 14Before him are Hans Lippershey (1570), Emile Berliner (1851), Wilhelm Maybach (1846), Adam Opel (1837), Joseph Pilates (1883), and Johann Philipp Reis (1834). After him are Alfred Krupp (1812), Hugo Schmeisser (1884), Johann Jacob Schweppe (1740), Heinrich Göbel (1818), Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse (1787), and Johann Nepomuk Maelzel (1772).