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Walter Clopton Wingfield

1833 - 1912

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Major Walter Clopton Wingfield (16 October 1833 – 18 April 1912) was a Welsh inventor and a British Army officer who was one of the pioneers of lawn tennis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Clopton Wingfield has received more than 102,612 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Walter Clopton Wingfield is the 264th most popular inventor (down from 220th in 2019), the 2,460th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,997th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular British Inventor.

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Among inventors, Walter Clopton Wingfield ranks 264 out of 354Before him are Cyrus McCormick, Vittorio Jano, Leonardo Torres y Quevedo, James Nasmyth, Michael S. Hart, and Joseph-Armand Bombardier. After him are Robert Metcalfe, David Bushnell, Yoshiro Nakamatsu, Peter Madsen, Joseph Aspdin, and Lester Allan Pelton.

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Among people born in 1833, Walter Clopton Wingfield ranks 41Before him are Kâmil Pasha, Peter Waage, Robert G. Ingersoll, Louis Paulsen, Benedykt Dybowski, and Lazarus Fuchs. After him are Maurice Loewy, Félix Bracquemond, J. E. B. Stuart, François Perrier, Dimitrie Sturdza, and Manuel González Flores. Among people deceased in 1912, Walter Clopton Wingfield ranks 72Before him are Subh-i-Azal, Francisco Lázaro, Lewis Boss, Bernardino Caballero, Pyotr Lebedev, and Paul Kummer. After him are Dmitry Milyutin, Henri Brisson, Jaroslav Vrchlický, Mykola Pymonenko, Tony Robert-Fleury, and Andrew Lang.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Walter Clopton Wingfield ranks 2,460 out of 7,765Before him are David Tomlinson (1917), Jack Clayton (1921), Ray Stevenson (1964), Tommy Flanagan (1965), Henry Dudeney (1857), and Henry of Scotland (1115). After him are Eduardo Paolozzi (1924), Horatio Gates (1727), Henry Ireton (1611), Alexander Neckam (1157), Christopher Hill (1912), and Edwin of Northumbria (586).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, Walter Clopton Wingfield ranks 42Before him are Elihu Thomson (1853), James Dyson (1947), Joseph Whitworth (1803), Alexander Parkes (1813), Samuel Morland (1625), and James Nasmyth (1808). After him are Joseph Aspdin (1778), John Wilkinson (1728), Thomas Wedgwood (1771), Rowland Hill (1795), John Barnard (1946), and Joseph Bramah (1748).