Famous People Named Ferdinand
Take a look at famous people named Ferdinand, such as Ferdinand Braun, Ferdinand Demara, and Ferdinand Magellan.
Criminal / 1921 - 1982
Ferdinand Waldo Demara, Jr. traveled the country posing as a Navy officer, a surgeon, a teacher, and more, beginning in the 1940s. He is known as the "Great Imposter" for pulling off some of the greatest identity hoaxes in history.
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor / 1875 - 1951
Ferdinand Porsche founded the Porsche car company in 1931. In the early 1920s, he oversaw the development of the Mercedes compressor car, and later developed the first designs of the Volkswagen car with his son, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche.
Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche
Business Leader, Engineer / 1909 - 1998
Thanks to the model 356, created in 1948 by Ferdinand Anton Ernst "Ferry" Porsche, the Porsche car company became known worldwide as a producer of successful sports and racing cars. Several years earlier, in 1934, Porsche worked with father Ferdinand Porsche on the first designs of the Volkswagen car.
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profile name: Ferdinand Magellan profile occupation: Explorer
profile id: 9398625
profile name: Ferdinand Marcos profile occupation: Lawyer, Dictator
profile id: 9542414
profile name: Ferdinand Porsche profile occupation: Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor
profile id: 20648861
profile name: Ferdinand Demara profile occupation: Criminal
profile id: 20848203
profile name: Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche profile occupation: Business Leader, Engineer
profile id: 9224860
profile name: Ferdinand Braun profile occupation: Inventor, Physicist
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