Willis Carrier

1876 - 1950

Willis Carrier

Willis Haviland Carrier (November 26, 1876 – October 7, 1950) was an American engineer, best known for inventing modern air conditioning. Carrier invented the first electrical air conditioning unit in 1902. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willis Carrier has received more than 1,073,350 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 51st most popular inventor.

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  • 32

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  • 7.86

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  • 2.61

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among inventors, Willis Carrier ranks 51 out of 323Before him are Adam Opel, Emile Berliner, Louis Blériot, Karl Drais, Wilhelm Maybach, and George Westinghouse. After him are Isaac Singer, Étienne Lenoir, Charles Goodyear, James Naismith, Elon Musk, and Josephine Cochrane.

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Among people born in 1876, Willis Carrier ranks 15Before him are Alexander I of Serbia, 13th Dalai Lama, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Manuel de Falla, Pablo Casals, and Maurice de Vlaminck. After him are Adolf Windaus, Róbert Bárány, Max Jacob, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Hermann Müller, and Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium. Among people deceased in 1950, Willis Carrier ranks 14Before him are Albert Lebrun, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Léon Blum, Marcel Mauss, Kurt Weill, and Vallabhbhai Patel. After him are Edgar Rice Burroughs, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Karl Renner, Norman Haworth, Max Beckmann, and Emil Jannings.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Willis Carrier ranks 464 out of 12,171Before him are Michelle Pfeiffer (1958), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Nancy Reagan (1921), Sarah Palin (1964), Jared Leto (1971), and Duke Ellington (1899). After him are Frank Abagnale (1948), Jennifer Lopez (1969), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Natalie Wood (1938), and Isaac Singer (1811).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Willis Carrier ranks 11Before him are Robert Fulton (1765), Steve Wozniak (1950), Herman Hollerith (1860), Douglas Engelbart (1925), William G. Morgan (1870), and George Westinghouse (1846). After him are Isaac Singer (1811), Charles Goodyear (1800), Josephine Cochrane (1839), Les Paul (1915), George Eastman (1854), and John Browning (1855).