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Wilhelm Maybach

1846 - 1929

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Wilhelm Maybach (German: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈmaɪbax] (listen); 9 February 1846 – 29 December 1929) was an early German engine designer and industrialist. During the 1890s he was hailed in France, then the world centre for car production, as the "King of Designers". From the late 19th century Wilhelm Maybach, together with Gottlieb Daimler, developed light, high-speed internal combustion engines suitable for land, water, and air use. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Maybach has received more than 562,303 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Wilhelm Maybach is the 53rd most popular inventor (down from 48th in 2019), the 463rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 376th in 2019) and the 10th most popular German Inventor.

Wilhelm Maybach is most famous for designing the first internal combustion engine to be used in a car.

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Among inventors, Wilhelm Maybach ranks 53 out of 354Before him are John Herschel, William G. Morgan, Willis Carrier, Hans Lippershey, John Boyd Dunlop, and Emile Berliner. After him are Frank Whittle, Isaac Singer, Adam Opel, John Deere, Louis Blériot, and Douglas Engelbart.

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Among people born in 1846, Wilhelm Maybach ranks 9Before him are Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, George Westinghouse, Buffalo Bill, Edmondo De Amicis, and Comte de Lautréamont. After him are Wladimir Köppen, Prince Leopold of Bavaria, Gaston Maspero, Nectarios of Aegina, Émile Gallé, and Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche. Among people deceased in 1929, Wilhelm Maybach ranks 9Before him are Ferdinand Foch, Gustav Stresemann, Herman Hollerith, Bernhard von Bülow, Emile Berliner, and Sergei Diaghilev. After him are Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Prince Maximilian of Baden, Thorstein Veblen, Aby Warburg, Habibullāh Kalakāni, and Richard Adolf Zsigmondy.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Maybach ranks 463 out of 6,142Before him are Fritz Todt (1891), Otto of Bavaria (1848), Franz Boas (1858), Emil Nolde (1867), Jean Paul (1763), and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1911). After him are Anna Magdalena Bach (1701), Johann Gottfried Galle (1812), Samuel von Pufendorf (1632), Rudolf Dassler (1898), Henri Nestlé (1814), and Hedwig of Silesia (1174).

Among INVENTORS In Germany

Among inventors born in Germany, Wilhelm Maybach ranks 10Before him are Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), Werner von Siemens (1816), Konrad Zuse (1910), Karl Drais (1785), Hans Lippershey (1570), and Emile Berliner (1851). After him are Adam Opel (1837), Joseph Pilates (1883), Johann Philipp Reis (1834), Theobald Boehm (1794), Alfred Krupp (1812), and Hugo Schmeisser (1884).