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William McMaster Murdoch

1873 - 1912

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William McMaster Murdoch, RNR (28 February 1873 – 15 April 1912) was a Scottish sailor, who was the first officer on the RMS Titanic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William McMaster Murdoch has received more than 1,610,448 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). William McMaster Murdoch is the 643rd most popular writer (down from 577th in 2019), the 509th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 431st in 2019) and the 61st most popular British Writer.

William Mcmaster Murdoch was a British engineer, inventor, and businessman. He is most famous for inventing the incandescent light bulb.

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  • 27

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  • 2.26

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Among writers, William McMaster Murdoch ranks 643 out of 5,755Before him are Stieg Larsson, Luqman, Verner von Heidenstam, Amin Maalouf, Thomas Harris, and Andrea Camilleri. After him are Robert E. Howard, Witold Gombrowicz, Theodore the Studite, Bert Hellinger, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, and Columella.

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Among people born in 1873, William McMaster Murdoch ranks 17Before him are Henri Barbusse, Alfred Jarry, Karl Schwarzschild, Alberto Santos-Dumont, G. E. Moore, and Spyridon Louis. After him are Otto Loewi, Julius Martov, Sándor Ferenczi, Max Reger, Francisco I. Madero, and Feodor Chaliapin. Among people deceased in 1912, William McMaster Murdoch ranks 14Before him are Frederick VIII of Denmark, Karl May, Thomas Andrews, Robert Falcon Scott, Joseph Lister, and Lawrence Alma-Tadema. After him are William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Auguste Beernaert, John Jacob Astor IV, Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria, and Franz Reichelt.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William McMaster Murdoch ranks 509 out of 7,765Before him are Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover (1771), Frank Williams (1942), George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859), George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592), Annie Besant (1847), and Erasmus Darwin (1731). After him are Thomas Cranmer (1489), John Dowland (1563), Sid Vicious (1957), David Hockney (1937), Henry Hudson (1570), and Nigel Mansell (1953).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, William McMaster Murdoch ranks 61Before him are Samuel Johnson (1709), John Donne (1572), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772), John Bunyan (1628), Daphne du Maurier (1907), and Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090). After him are Oliver Sacks (1933), Walter Raleigh (1554), Thomas Hardy (1840), Tony Buzan (1942), Alexander Pope (1688), and Frederick Forsyth (1938).