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Willy Ley

1906 - 1969

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Willy Otto Oskar Ley (October 2, 1906 – June 24, 1969) was a German-American science writer and proponent of cryptozoology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willy Ley has received more than 146,772 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Willy Ley is the 316th most popular engineer (down from 278th in 2019), the 4,581st most popular biography from Germany (down from 3,987th in 2019) and the 35th most popular German Engineer.

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Among engineers, Willy Ley ranks 316 out of 323Before him are Yaakov Ziv, Aldo Costa, Mario Theissen, Yahya Ayyash, Joseph Bazalgette, and Ove Arup. After him are Hesham Qandil, Kevin Warwick, Leon O. Chua, Sidney Darlington, Pat Symonds, and Gordon Bell.

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Among people born in 1906, Willy Ley ranks 329Before him are Ilie Subășeanu, Hans Haas, Bernhard Britz, Käthe Krauss, Clark Clifford, and Leni Schmidt. After him are Clifford Odets, Knut Kroon, Carl-Erik Holmberg, Vincent Sherman, René Fernández, and Hugh Gaitskell. Among people deceased in 1969, Willy Ley ranks 191Before him are Ardeshir Irani, André Gaboriaud, Oswald Holmberg, Magic Sam, Harry Mallin, and Bobbie Rosenfeld. After him are Max Eastman, Kazimierz Wierzyński, Hjalmar Cedercrona, Martita Hunt, Giorgio Chiavacci, and Gaston Strobino.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Willy Ley ranks 4,581 out of 6,142Before him are Erwin Teufel (1939), Tom Starke (1981), Dieter Hecking (1964), Douglas Coupland (1961), Ferdinand von Schirach (1964), and Erik Zabel (1970). After him are Princess Louise Charlotte of Saxe-Altenburg (1873), Anett Pötzsch (1960), Brigitte Reimann (1933), Joachim Winkelhock (1960), Sven Bender (1989), and Hildrun Laufer-Claus (1939).

Among ENGINEERS In Germany

Among engineers born in Germany, Willy Ley ranks 35Before him are Oskar von Miller (1855), Gerhard Fieseler (1896), Arthur Rudolph (1906), Peter Schreyer (1953), Friedrich L. Bauer (1924), and Mario Theissen (1952). After him are Matthias Ettrich (1972).