William Froude

1810 - 1879

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William Froude (; 28 November 1810 in Devon – 4 May 1879 in Simonstown, South Africa) was an English engineer, hydrodynamicist and naval architect. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Froude has received more than 63,614 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. William Froude is the 200th most popular engineer (down from 180th in 2019), the 2,359th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,106th in 2019) and the 21st most popular British Engineer.

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Among engineers, William Froude ranks 200 out of 325Before him are Wilhelm Nusselt, Ivan Yarkovsky, Benoît Fourneyron, Marc Isambard Brunel, William Playfair, and Émile Levassor. After him are Vasily Mishin, Léon Charles Thévenin, Arkhip Lyulka, Vladimir Petlyakov, André Waterkeyn, and Charles Renard.

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Among people born in 1810, William Froude ranks 51Before him are Abraham Geiger, Alexandre Calame, L. L. Langstroth, Fritz Reuter, Alexandre Herculano, and Juan Bautista Alberdi. After him are Maurice de Guérin, Edward Blyth, Francis de Laporte de Castelnau, Eugène Belgrand, Giovanni Lanza, and Jules Malou. Among people deceased in 1879, William Froude ranks 32Before him are Sher Ali Khan, Karl Koch, William Kingdon Clifford, Michel Chevalier, Paul Gervais, and Sergey Solovyov. After him are Joseph Poelaert, Anthony Panizzi, Joseph Hooker, Miguel Grau Seminario, Nikolai Zaremba, and Begum Hazrat Mahal.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Froude ranks 2,359 out of 6,924Before him are James H. Wilkinson (1919), Richard Marquand (1937), Eleanor Hibbert (1906), William Wilson (1844), Prince Maurice of Battenberg (1891), and Richard Swinburne (1934). After him are Edward Granville Browne (1862), Fatboy Slim (1963), Freddie Highmore (1992), Simon Le Bon (1958), Humphrey Gilbert (1539), and Hilary Mantel (1952).

Among ENGINEERS In United Kingdom

Among engineers born in United Kingdom, William Froude ranks 21Before him are Adrian Newey (1958), John Smeaton (1724), John Bagot Glubb (1897), Alexander Cunningham (1814), Hertha Ayrton (1854), and William Playfair (1759). After him are André Waterkeyn (1917), W. Ross Ashby (1903), Frederick W. Lanchester (1868), Robert W. Paul (1869), Ove Arup (1895), and James B. Francis (1815).