Wan Hu

1510 - 1500

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Wan Hu (万户 or 万虎) is a legendary Chinese official – supposedly having lived from as early as 2000 BCE to as late as the middle Ming dynasty (16th century) — who was described in 20th century sources as the world's first "astronaut" by having been lifted by rockets into outer space. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wan Hu has received more than 233,231 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Wan Hu is the 239th most popular inventor (up from 245th in 2019), the 2,906th most popular biography from France (down from 2,789th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular French Inventor.

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Among inventors, Wan Hu ranks 239 out of 355Before him are Aurel Stodola, Michael S. Hart, Léon Gaumont, Hovannes Adamian, James Dyson, and Laurens Hammond. After him are L. L. Langstroth, Frank Zamboni, Thonmi Sambhota, François Isaac de Rivaz, Alfred Vail, and Artur Fischer.

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Among people born in 1510, Wan Hu ranks 27Before him are Bernard Palissy, Andrea Schiavone, Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon, Alonso Mudarra, Ferenc Dávid, and Margaret Paleologa. After him are Bonaventure des Périers, Martynas Mažvydas, William Turner, Roy Mata, and Islam Shah Suri. Among people deceased in 1500, Wan Hu ranks 13Before him are Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado, Doukas, John of Foix, Viscount of Narbonne, Gil Eanes, Fernão do Pó, and Bartolomé Bermejo.

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In France

Among people born in France, Wan Hu ranks 2,906 out of 5,234Before him are André Leducq (1904), Michel Marcel Navratil (1908), Henri Sauguet (1901), Hugues-Bernard Maret, duc de Bassano (1763), Jacques Dupont (1928), and Alexis Thérèse Petit (1791). After him are Jean-Antoine Chaptal (1756), Jules Dalou (1838), René Barjavel (1911), Paul Pogba (1993), Max Gallo (1932), and Daniel Guérin (1904).

Among INVENTORS In France

Among inventors born in France, Wan Hu ranks 33Before him are Guillaume Amontons (1663), Georges Claude (1870), Alphonse Beau de Rochas (1815), Charles Xavier Thomas (1785), Émile Baudot (1845), and Léon Gaumont (1864). After him are François Isaac de Rivaz (1752), André Blondel (1863), and Franky Zapata (1978).