Frederick W. Lanchester

Engineer, Author

1868 – 1946

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Who was Frederick W. Lanchester?

Frederick William Lanchester, Hon FRAeS FRS was an English polymath and engineer who made important contributions to automotive engineering, aerodynamics and co-invented the topic of operations research.

He was also a pioneer British motor car builder, a hobby which resulted in his developing a successful car company, and is considered one of the "big three" English car engineers, the others being Harry Ricardo and Henry Royce.

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Born
Oct 23, 1868
Lewisham
Also known as
  • F. W. Lanchester
Siblings
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Imperial College London
Died
Mar 8, 1946
Birmingham

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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