Wilhelm Maybach

1846 - 1929

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Wilhelm Maybach (German pronunciation: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈmaɪbax]; 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 441,291 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Wilhelm Maybach is the 48th most popular inventor (up from 49th in 2019), the 376th most popular biography from Germany (up from 407th in 2019) and the 7th 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 48 out of 355Before him are Isaac Singer, László Bíró, Elon Musk, Richard Trevithick, Charles Goodyear, and Willis Carrier. After him are Douglas Engelbart, Karl Drais, John Boyd Dunlop, Steve Wozniak, Emile Berliner, and Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot.

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Among people born in 1846, Wilhelm Maybach ranks 7Before him are Peter Carl Fabergé, George Westinghouse, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, and Buffalo Bill. After him are Comte de Lautréamont, Edmondo De Amicis, Wladimir Köppen, Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, Émile Gallé, and Gaston Maspero. Among people deceased in 1929, Wilhelm Maybach ranks 6Before him are Karl Benz, Georges Clemenceau, Ferdinand Foch, Herman Hollerith, and Gustav Stresemann. After him are Sergei Diaghilev, Emile Berliner, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Bernhard von Bülow, Otto Liman von Sanders, and Prince Maximilian of Baden.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Maybach ranks 376 out of 5,289Before him are Heinrich von Kleist (1777), Paul Hausser (1880), Hans Fritzsche (1900), Martin Waldseemüller (1470), Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845), and Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779). After him are Theodor Heuss (1884), Hans Krebs (1898), Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170), Gregor Strasser (1892), Alfred von Schlieffen (1833), and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1955).

Among INVENTORS In Germany

Among inventors born in Germany, Wilhelm Maybach ranks 7Before him are Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Karl Benz (1844), Nikolaus Otto (1832), Werner von Siemens (1816), Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), and Konrad Zuse (1910). After him are Karl Drais (1785), Emile Berliner (1851), Adam Opel (1837), Hans Lippershey (1570), Joseph Pilates (1883), and Theobald Boehm (1794).