Wolfgang von Kempelen

1734 - 1804

Wolfgang von Kempelen

Johann Wolfgang Ritter von Kempelen de Pázmánd (Hungarian: Kempelen Farkas; 23 January 1734 – 26 March 1804) was a Hungarian author and inventor, known for his chess-playing "automaton" hoax The Turk and for his speaking machine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wolfgang von Kempelen has received more than 98,148 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 88th most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Wolfgang von Kempelen ranks 88 out of 323Before him are Richard Arkwright, Daniel Swarovski, William Webb Ellis, Hans Lippershey, Johann Maria Farina, and Jacque Fresco. After him are Henri Coandă, André-Jacques Garnerin, Alphonse Bertillon, Abraham-Louis Breguet, Bob Kahn, and Étienne-Jules Marey.

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Among people born in 1734, Wolfgang von Kempelen ranks 5Before him are Franz Mesmer, Maria I of Portugal, Taksin, and François-Joseph Gossec. After him are Sophie of France, Cardinal de Rohan, Joseph Wright of Derby, Grigory Orlov, Anna Göldi, Charles Alexandre de Calonne, and Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière. Among people deceased in 1804, Wolfgang von Kempelen ranks 9Before him are Jacques Necker, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, Alexander Hamilton, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, and Pierre Méchain. After him are Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien, Princess Carolina of Parma, Jean-Charles Pichegru, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Martin Vahl, and 8th Dalai Lama.

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In Slovakia

Among people born in Slovakia, Wolfgang von Kempelen ranks 21 out of 218Before him are Maurice Benyovszky (1746), Emeric Thököly (1657), Juraj Jánošík (1688), Ivan Gašparovič (1941), Pavel Jozef Šafárik (1795), and Rudolf von Laban (1879). After him are Ľudovít Štúr (1815), Milan Rastislav Štefánik (1880), Rudolf Schuster (1934), Vladimír Mečiar (1942), Vojtech Tuka (1880), and Karl Bühler (1879).

Among INVENTORS In Slovakia

Among inventors born in Slovakia, Wolfgang von Kempelen ranks 1After him are Aurel Stodola (1859) and Slavoljub Eduard Penkala (1871).

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