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William Boeing

1881 - 1956

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William Edward Boeing (; October 1, 1881 – September 28, 1956) was an American aviation pioneer who founded the Pacific Airplane Company in 1916, which a year later was renamed to The Boeing Company, now the largest exporter in the United States by dollar value and among the largest aerospace manufacturers in the world. William Boeing's first design was the Boeing Model 1 (or B & W Seaplane), which first flew in June 1916, a month before the company was founded. He also helped create the United Aircraft and Transport Corporation (known as "United Airlines" today) in 1929 and served as its chairman. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Boeing has received more than 760,480 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). William Boeing is the 114th most popular businessperson (down from 95th in 2019), the 1,323rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,101st in 2019) and the 37th most popular American Businessperson.

William Boeing is most famous for founding the company, Boeing.

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Among BUSINESSPEOPLE

Among businesspeople, William Boeing ranks 114 out of 604Before him are Larry Flynt, Pierre Bergé, Louis Vuitton, Louis Chevrolet, Giovanni Battista Caproni, and Ted Turner. After him are Iwasaki Yatarō, Elizabeth Arden, Eusebi Güell, Bernard Baruch, Massimo Moratti, and John Langenus.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1881, William Boeing ranks 50Before him are Emil Ludwig, Nikolai Myaskovsky, Ludwig Binswanger, L. E. J. Brouwer, Ernst Gräfenberg, and P. G. Wodehouse. After him are Victor Klemperer, Giovanni Papini, Vincenzo Peruggia, Cecil B. DeMille, Artur Phleps, and Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax. Among people deceased in 1956, William Boeing ranks 37Before him are Elisabeth of Romania, Daniel Swarovski, Joseph Wirth, Bolesław Bierut, Gottfried Benn, and Marie Laurencin. After him are Gustave Charpentier, Giovanni Papini, Yakub Kolas, Mistinguett, Jan Łukasiewicz, and Juan Negrín.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Boeing ranks 1,323 out of 15,968Before him are George Benson (1943), Jack Dempsey (1895), Aaron Spelling (1923), George Minot (1885), Stephanie Kwolek (1923), and Tom Berenger (1949). After him are Duff McKagan (1964), Edmund Kemper (1948), Martin Balsam (1919), Matt LeBlanc (1967), Alan J. Heeger (1936), and Henry Gantt (1861).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, William Boeing ranks 37Before him are Mark Zuckerberg (1984), Sam Walton (1918), Solomon R. Guggenheim (1861), John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874), Larry Flynt (1942), and Ted Turner (1938). After him are Bernard Baruch (1870), Walter Chrysler (1875), Christina Onassis (1950), Gordon Moore (1929), Roy O. Disney (1893), and Henry Ford II (1917).