Famous Inventors

The Most Famous Inventors

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Thomas NewcomenJanuary 1, 1664BritishThomas Newcomen was a British inventor who developed the world’s first steam engine
Erno RubikJuly 13, 1944HungarianThe famous inventor and educationist, Erno Rubik is known world-wide for his invention the ‘Rubik’s Cube’
James DysonMay 2, 1947BritishSir James Dyson is a British inventor who invented the Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner
Howard HughesDecember 24, 1905AmericanHoward Hughes was an American aviator, business tycoon, philanthropist and also a film maker
Christopher Latham SholesFebruary 14, 1819AmericanChristopher Latham Sholes was an American inventor
Leo BaekelandNovember 14, 1863Belgian, AmericanLeo Henricus Arthur Baekeland was a Belgian-American chemist well-known for his discovery of photographic paper Velox and polymeric plastic Bakelite.
Edmund CartwrightApril 24, 1743BritishEdmund Cartwright was an English clergyman and inventor of power loom
Charles LindberghFebruary 4, 1902AmericanCharles Lindbergh was an award winning American aviator, inventor and author
Cornelis Drebbel1572DutchCornelis Jacobszoon Drebbel was a Dutch builder best remembered as the inventor of world’s first navigable submarine
George Washington CarverJanuary 1, 1864AmericanGeorge Washington Carver was an American scientist and inventor
Philo Farnsworth

Philo Farnsworth

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

AmericanAugust 19, 1906178 views

Christopher Latham Sholes

Christopher Latham Sholes was an American inventor

AmericanFebruary 14, 1819269 views

Lawrence Hargrave

Lawrence Hargrave was an Australian engineer, aviation pioneer, inventor, explorer, and astronomer

AustralianJanuary 29, 1850130 views

Mary Walton

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

American1827181 views

Karl Ferdinand Braun

Karl Ferdinand Braun was a German physicist and inventor who received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1909

GermanJune 6, 1850203 views

Leo Baekeland

Leo Henricus Arthur Baekeland was a Belgian-American chemist well-known for his discovery of photographic paper Velox and polymeric plastic Bakelite.

BelgianNovember 14, 1863232 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, 1809176 views

Louis Lumière

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

FrenchOctober 5, 1864200 views

Peter Cooper

Peter Cooper was an American industrialist and inventor who built the first steam locomotive in the U.S

Werner von Siemens

Werner von Siemens was a German inventor who established ‘Siemens’ one of the largest telecommunications company in Europe

GermanDecember 13, 1816163 views