Umberto Nobile

1885 - 1978

Umberto Nobile

Umberto Nobile (Italian pronunciation: [umˈbɛrto ˈnɔːbile]; 21 January 1885 – 30 July 1978) was an Italian aviator, aeronautical engineer and Arctic explorer. Nobile was a developer and promoter of semi-rigid airships between the two World Wars. He is primarily remembered for designing and piloting the airship Norge, which may have been the first aircraft to reach the North Pole, and which was indisputably the first to fly across the polar ice cap from Europe to America. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Umberto Nobile has received more than 144,201 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 13th most popular engineer.

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Among engineers, Umberto Nobile ranks 13 out of 287Before him are Anatoly Dyatlov, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Sergei Korolev, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, and Otto Lilienthal. After him are Alexei Kosygin, André Citroën, Fritz Todt, Hermann Oberth, José Echegaray, and Jack Kilby.

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Among people born in 1885, Umberto Nobile ranks 12Before him are Albert Kesselring, Alban Berg, Hermann Hoth, François Mauriac, Julius Streicher, and Robert Delaunay. After him are Vladimir Tatlin, André Maurois, Faisal I of Iraq, Ernst Busch, Ernst Bloch, and Chester W. Nimitz. Among people deceased in 1978, Umberto Nobile ranks 13Before him are Jacques Brel, Adolf Dassler, Giorgio de Chirico, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Manne Siegbahn, and Ramón Mercader. After him are Margaret Mead, Ricardo Zamora, Anastas Mikoyan, Kurt Student, John Cazale, and Harry Martinson.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Umberto Nobile ranks 463 out of 3,282Before him are Petronius Maximus (396), Giorgio Napolitano (1925), Pope Gelasius II (1062), Amadeo I of Spain (1845), Pope Marcellus I (255), and Francesco I Sforza (1401). After him are Alphonsus Liguori (1696), Fabio Capello (1946), Pope John IX (850), Ennius (-239), Pope Stephen II (715), and Giulietta Masina (1921).

Among ENGINEERS In Italy

Among engineers born in Italy, Umberto Nobile ranks 1After him are Marcello Gandini (1938), Giuseppe Colombo (1920), Aldo Costa (1961), and Gianfranco Brancatelli (1950).

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