Famous Discoverers

The Most Famous Discoverers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Thomas NewcomenJanuary 1, 1664BritishThomas Newcomen was a British inventor who developed the world’s first steam engine
Edmund CartwrightApril 24, 1743BritishEdmund Cartwright was an English clergyman and inventor of power loom
Adolphe SaxNovember 6, 1814BelgianAdolphe Sax was the inventor of Saxophone
Christopher Latham SholesFebruary 14, 1819AmericanChristopher Latham Sholes was an American inventor
Cornelis Drebbel1572DutchCornelis Jacobszoon Drebbel was a Dutch builder best remembered as the inventor of world’s first navigable submarine
Louis LumièreOctober 5, 1864FrenchLouis Lumière and his brother Auguste were French inventors who made the world’s first true motion picture
Mary Walton1827AmericanMary Walton was a 19th century American inventor who devised methods for minimising the effects of pollution
Kirkpatrick MacmillanSeptember 2, 1812ScottishKirkpatrick Macmillan was a Scottish blacksmith who invented the modern bicycle
Louis BrailleJanuary 4, 1809FrenchLouis Braille was a French educationist and inventor who devised a system of reading and writing for use by the blind
Lee de ForestAugust 26, 1873AmericanLee de Forest was an American inventor known as “The Father of Radio”
Philo Farnsworth

Philo Farnsworth

Philo Farnsworth was an inventor who invented the fully functional all-electronic TV

AmericanAugust 19, 1906151 views

Christopher Latham Sholes

Christopher Latham Sholes was an American inventor

AmericanFebruary 14, 1819207 views

Mary Walton

Mary Walton was a 19th century American inventor who devised methods for minimising the effects of pollution

American1827171 views

Beulah Louise Henry

Beulah Louise Henry was an American inventor nicknamed "Lady Edison" for her many inventions

AmericanFebruary 11, 1887113 views

Adolphe Sax

Adolphe Sax was the inventor of Saxophone

BelgianNovember 6, 1814209 views

Louis Braille

Louis Braille was a French educationist and inventor who devised a system of reading and writing for use by the blind

FrenchJanuary 4, 1809164 views

Louis Lumière

Louis Lumière and his brother Auguste were French inventors who made the world’s first true motion picture

FrenchOctober 5, 1864174 views

Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg was a famous German who invented the movable type printing machine thus making mass printing a reality

German1398137 views

Kirkpatrick Macmillan

Kirkpatrick Macmillan was a Scottish blacksmith who invented the modern bicycle

Frank Hornby

Frank Hornby was a renowned inventor and entrepreneur who founded the popular brand of toys like Meccano and Dinky Toys

BritishMay 15, 1863113 views