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. He was the officer in charge on the bridge when the ship collided with an iceberg, and was one of the more than 1,500 people who died when the ship sank. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William McMaster Murdoch has received more than 1,071,651 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). William McMaster Murdoch is the 577th most popular writer (up from 587th in 2019), the 431st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 430th in 2019) and the 56th 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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Among writers, William McMaster Murdoch ranks 577 out of 5,794Before him are Novatian, Kazuo Ishiguro, Samuel Butler, Wang Wei, Francesca da Rimini, and Franz Werfel. After him are Adam de la Halle, Walter Raleigh, Juana Inés de la Cruz, Walther von der Vogelweide, Edward Bernays, and Thomas Hardy.

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Among people born in 1873, William McMaster Murdoch ranks 15Before him are Johannes V. Jensen, Henri Barbusse, Karl Schwarzschild, Alfred Jarry, Luigi Lucheni, and Spyridon Louis. After him are G. E. Moore, Julius Martov, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Max Reger, Sándor Ferenczi, and Hans von Euler-Chelpin. Among people deceased in 1912, William McMaster Murdoch ranks 15Before him are Thomas Andrews, Frédéric Passy, Joseph Lister, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Robert Falcon Scott, and Lawrence Alma-Tadema. After him are William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Johann Martin Schleyer, Benjamin Guggenheim, John Jacob Astor IV, Osborne Reynolds, and Auguste Beernaert.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William McMaster Murdoch ranks 431 out of 6,924Before him are Mary Mallon (1869), Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), Olivia Newton-John (1948), Jim Clark (1936), Samuel Butler (1835), and Robert II of Scotland (1316). After him are Isaac Barrow (1631), Walter Raleigh (1554), John Dowland (1563), James IV of Scotland (1473), Thomas Hardy (1840), and Edgar the Peaceful (943).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, William McMaster Murdoch ranks 56Before him are D. H. Lawrence (1885), Philip Larkin (1922), A. J. Cronin (1896), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772), Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), and Samuel Butler (1835). After him are Walter Raleigh (1554), Thomas Hardy (1840), Oliver Sacks (1933), Anthony Burgess (1917), John le Carré (1931), and Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090).