Viktor Kaplan

1876 - 1934

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Viktor Kaplan (27 November 1876 – 23 August 1934) was an Austrian engineer and the inventor of the Kaplan turbine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Viktor Kaplan has received more than 41,833 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Viktor Kaplan is the 108th most popular engineer (down from 87th in 2019), the 419th most popular biography from Austria (down from 333rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Austrian Engineer.

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Among engineers, Viktor Kaplan ranks 108 out of 325Before him are Charles Rolls, Paul Cornu, Fedor Tokarev, Alexander Lippisch, Erich Topp, and Nicola Romeo. After him are Álvaro del Portillo, Flaminio Bertoni, Vasily Degtyaryov, François Laurent d'Arlandes, John Loudon McAdam, and Christian Otto Mohr.

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Among people born in 1876, Viktor Kaplan ranks 68Before him are Tatyana Afanasyeva, Joseph Meister, Paul Masson, Thomas Hicks, Nicola Romeo, and Ettore Bastico. After him are André Tardieu, Roman Malinovsky, Vladimir Nazor, Senjūrō Hayashi, Archduchess Maria Annunciata of Austria, and Henri Winkelman. Among people deceased in 1934, Viktor Kaplan ranks 55Before him are Franz Schreker, Hans Hahn, Carsten Borchgrevink, Hubert Lyautey, Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma, and Frederick Delius. After him are Pietro Gasparri, John Collier, Hermann Bahr, Edmund Heines, Hakaru Hashimoto, and Kate Sheppard.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Viktor Kaplan ranks 419 out of 1,075Before him are Gordon Gollob (1912), Eva Schloss (1929), Jacob Stainer (1619), Archduchess Catherine Renata of Austria (1576), Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein (1724), and Herman VI, Margrave of Baden (1226). After him are Frederick I, Margrave of Baden (1249), Wolf Huber (1485), Wirich Philipp von Daun (1669), Theodor Körner (1873), Franz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein (1740), and Hermann Bahr (1863).

Among ENGINEERS In Austria

Among engineers born in Austria, Viktor Kaplan ranks 3Before him are Hermann Oberth (1894) and Alexander Wienerberger (1891). After him are Carlo Abarth (1908), Aurel Vlaicu (1882), Hans Ledwinka (1878), Hans Moravec (1948), and Siegfried Selberherr (1955).