18th Century Inventors & Discoverers
James WattJames Watt

19 January 1736

Scottish

Humphry DavyHumphry Davy

17 December 1778

British

Joseph PriestleyJoseph Priestley

24 March 1733

British

Eli WhitneyEli Whitney

08 December 1765

American

Samuel MorseSamuel Morse

27 April 1791

American

George StephensonGeorge Stephenson

09 June 1781

British

Nicéphore NiépceNicéphore Niépce

07 March 1765

French

Robert FultonRobert Fulton

14 November 1765

American

René LaennecRené Laennec

17 February 1781

French

Richard TrevithickRichard Trevithick

13 April 1771

British

Richard ArkwrightRichard Arkwright

23 December 1732

British

Joseph Louis Gay-LussacJoseph Louis Gay-Lussac

06 December 1778

French

Augustin-Jean FresnelAugustin-Jean Fresnel

10 May 1788

French

Peter CooperPeter Cooper

12 February 1791

American

Edmund CartwrightEdmund Cartwright

24 April 1743

British

Peter Mark RogetPeter Mark Roget

18 January 1779

British

John WilkinsonJohn Wilkinson

1728 AD

British

Alessandro VoltaAlessandro Volta

18 February 1745

Italian

Victor of AveyronVictor of Aveyron

1785 AD

French

Louis DaguerreLouis Daguerre

18 November 1787

French

Daniel Gabriel FahrenheitDaniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

24 May 1686

Polish

Joseph-Ignace GuillotinJoseph-Ignace Guillotin

28 May 1738

French

Nicolas-Joseph CugnotNicolas-Joseph Cugnot

26 February 1725

French

George CayleyGeorge Cayley

27 December 1773

British

Joseph Marie JacquardJoseph Marie Jacquard

07 July 1752

French

James HargreavesJames Hargreaves

1720 AD

British

David BrewsterDavid Brewster

11 December 1781

British,Scottish

Jacques CharlesJacques Charles

12 November 1746

French

Oliver EvansOliver Evans

13 September 1755

American

Nicolas AppertNicolas Appert

17 November 1749

French

Claude ChappeClaude Chappe

25 December 1763

French

Karl DraisKarl Drais

29 April 1785

German

William MurdochWilliam Murdoch

21 August 1754

British

Pierre Choderlos de LaclosPierre Choderlos de Laclos

18 October 1741

French

Jacques de VaucansonJacques de Vaucanson

24 February 1709

French

Joseph BramahJoseph Bramah

13 April 1748

British

Charles MacintoshCharles Macintosh

29 December 1766

Jean-Pierre BlanchardJean-Pierre Blanchard

04 July 1753

French

Wolfgang von KempelenWolfgang von Kempelen

23 January 1734

Hungarian

William SturgeonWilliam Sturgeon

22 May 1783

British

André-Jacques GarnerinAndré-Jacques Garnerin

31 January 1769

French

John KayJohn Kay

23 June 1704

British

Walter HuntWalter Hunt

29 July 1796

American

John FitchJohn Fitch

21 January 1743

American

Thomas HancockThomas Hancock

08 May 1786

British

Friedrich Gottlob KoenigFriedrich Gottlob Koenig

17 April 1774

German