Theodore von Kármán

1881 - 1963

Theodore von Kármán

Theodore von Kármán (Hungarian: (szőlőskislaki) Kármán Tódor [(søːløːʃkiʃlɒki) ˈkaːrmaːn ˈtoːdor]; 11 May 1881 – 6 May 1963) was a Hungarian-American mathematician, aerospace engineer, and physicist who was active primarily in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics. He is responsible for many key advances in aerodynamics, notably his work on supersonic and hypersonic airflow characterization. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodore von Kármán has received more than 368,072 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 31st most popular engineer.

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Among engineers, Theodore von Kármán ranks 31 out of 287Before him are Hans Albert Einstein, Artem Mikoyan, Anthony Fokker, Felix Wankel, Lennart Torstensson, and Kurt Gerstein. After him are August Horch, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Abram Petrovich Gannibal, Oliver Heaviside, William John Macquorn Rankine, and Villard de Honnecourt.

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Among people born in 1881, Theodore von Kármán ranks 35Before him are Juan Ramón Jiménez, Irving Langmuir, Asta Nielsen, Walter Rudolf Hess, François Darlan, and Władysław Sikorski. After him are Natalia Goncharova, Guccio Gucci, Sveinn Björnsson, Ivan Ribar, Otto Bauer, and Emil Ludwig. Among people deceased in 1963, Theodore von Kármán ranks 24Before him are Theodor Heuss, Sylvia Plath, Yasujirō Ozu, Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, and Carmen Amaya. After him are Józef Gosławski, Rajendra Prasad, Herbert Spencer Gasser, Abd al-Karim Qasim, Richard Baer, and Jacques Hadamard.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Theodore von Kármán ranks 84 out of 500Before him are Géza, Grand Prince of the Hungarians (940), Zsa Zsa Gabor (1917), Felix Salten (1869), Violant of Hungary (1215), Avram Hershko (1937), and George Andrew Olah (1927). After him are Sándor Ferenczi (1873), Kinga of Poland (1224), Irene of Hungary (1088), Nándor Hidegkuti (1922), Đurađ Branković (1377), and Georg von Békésy (1899).