Walter A. Shewhart

1891 - 1967

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Walter Andrew Shewhart (pronounced like "shoe-heart"; March 18, 1891 – March 11, 1967) was an American physicist, engineer and statistician, sometimes known as the grandfather of statistical quality control and also related to the Shewhart cycle. W. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter A. Shewhart has received more than 429,385 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Walter A. Shewhart is the 346th most popular physicist (down from 340th in 2019), the 1,879th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,143rd in 2019) and the 72nd most popular American Physicist.

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Over the past year Walter A. Shewhart has had the most page views in the with 42,140 views, followed by Spanish (26,222), and German (10,749). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are German (152.98%), Basque (82.18%), and Southern Azerbaijani (78.28%)


Among physicists, Walter A. Shewhart ranks 346 out of 851Before him are John Theophilus Desaguliers, Shuji Nakamura, Hans Kramers, Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Jean-Charles de Borda, and Franz Ernst Neumann. After him are Leopold Infeld, William Sturgeon, Marguerite Perey, Moritz von Jacobi, Stephen Hales, and Yakov Zeldovich.

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Among people born in 1891, Walter A. Shewhart ranks 51Before him are John Langenus, Bronislava Nijinska, Olga Khokhlova, Otto Schmidt, Cole Porter, and Pier Luigi Nervi. After him are Karl-Adolf Hollidt, Takijirō Ōnishi, Shukri al-Quwatli, John Heartfield, Hu Shih, and Jacques Lipchitz. Among people deceased in 1967, Walter A. Shewhart ranks 70Before him are Basil Rathbone, Paul Muni, Marcel Aymé, Julius Schaub, Géza Lakatos, and Carson McCullers. After him are Shukri al-Quwatli, Langston Hughes, H. H. Kung, Woody Guthrie, Stanisław Sosabowski, and Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walter A. Shewhart ranks 1,879 out of 20,380Before him are Edward Albee (1928), Pat Garrett (1850), Pat Riley (1945), Betty Grable (1916), Carson McCullers (1917), and Tony Shalhoub (1953). After him are Richard R. Schrock (1945), Jack Daniel (1850), Richard Avedon (1923), Stanley Kramer (1913), Angie Dickinson (1931), and Hank Williams (1923).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Walter A. Shewhart ranks 72Before him are Kenneth G. Wilson (1936), Samuel C. C. Ting (1936), Luis Walter Alvarez (1911), Frank Wilczek (1951), Frank Oppenheimer (1912), and Philip Abelson (1913). After him are Carl Wieman (1951), John Mauchly (1907), Nathan Rosen (1909), Ralph Asher Alpher (1921), Robert Brout (1928), and Edward Witten (1951).