18th Century Engineers
Find out more about the greatest 18th Century Engineers, including James Watt, George Stephenson, Richard Trevithick, David Brewster and William Roy.
James WattJames Watt
19 January 1736, Scottish
Inventor of Steam Engine
George StephensonGeorge Stephenson
09 June 1781, British
Father of Railways

Richard TrevithickRichard Trevithick
13 April 1771, British
Pioneer of steam-powered road & rail transport

Thomas TelfordThomas Telford
09 August 1757, Scottish
Civil Engineer

John SmeatonJohn Smeaton
08 June 1724, British
Civil Engineer

John Rennie the ElderJohn Rennie the Elder
07 June 1761, Scottish
Civil Engineer
George CayleyGeorge Cayley
27 December 1773, British
Aeronautical engineer, Engineer, Politician

Matthew BoultonMatthew Boulton
03 September 1728, British
Businessperson, Engineer

William PlayfairWilliam Playfair
22 September 1759, British
Economist, Mathematician, Engineer, Statistician

Lazare CarnotLazare Carnot
13 May 1753, French
Mathematician, Politician, Engineer, Officer,
Marc Isambard BrunelMarc Isambard Brunel
25 April 1769, French, British
Engineer, Civil engineer, Architect

David BrewsterDavid Brewster
11 December 1781, British, Scottish
Botanist, Civil engineer, Physicist, Engineer,
William MurdochWilliam Murdoch
21 August 1754, British
Inventor, Engineer

John Loudon McAdamJohn Loudon McAdam
21 September 1756, British
Civil engineer, Engineer

Joseph BramahJoseph Bramah
13 April 1748, British
Civil engineer, Engineer
Jacques de VaucansonJacques de Vaucanson
24 February 1709, French
Inventor, Engineer

Henry MaudslayHenry Maudslay
22 August 1771, British
William Hyde WollastonWilliam Hyde Wollaston
06 August 1766, British
Chemist, Physicist, Engineer, Metallurgist

James BrindleyJames Brindley
1716 AD, British
civil engineer, engineer

Jean-Baptiste BiotJean-Baptiste Biot
21 April 1774, French
Mathematician, Physicist, Astronomer, Civil
Wolfgang von KempelenWolfgang von Kempelen
23 January 1734, Hungarian
Engineer, Writer, Painter, Playwright, Chess

William RoyWilliam Roy
04 May 1726, British
Cartographer, Engineer, Geographer
Robert StevensonRobert Stevenson
08 June 1772, Scottish
engineer, civil engineer