Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Engineers, including Nikola Tesla, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, M. Visvesvaraya and Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla
10 July 1856, Austrian, American
Inventor, Father of Radio
Henry FordHenry Ford
30 July 1863, American
Businessman

Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
03 March 1847, Canadian, Scottish
Inventor of Telephone

Isambard Kingdom BrunelIsambard Kingdom Brunel
09 April 1806, British
Civil Engineer

Karl BenzKarl Benz
25 November 1844, German
Entrepreneur

Ferdinand PorscheFerdinand Porsche
03 September 1875, Austrian, German, Hungarian
Founder of Porsche Automobile Company
Gustave EiffelGustave Eiffel
15 December 1832, French
Architect, Civil Engineer

John Logie BairdJohn Logie Baird
13 August 1888, British, Scottish
Engineer

M. VisvesvarayaM. Visvesvaraya
15 September 1860, Indian
Civil Engineer
Rudolf DieselRudolf Diesel
18 March 1858, German, French
Inventor of Diesel Engine

Gottlieb DaimlerGottlieb Daimler
17 March 1834, German
Engineer
Henri FayolHenri Fayol
29 July 1841, French
Industrialist, Management Thinker

Barnes WallisBarnes Wallis
26 September 1887, British
Inventor of Bouncing Bomb

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

Ettore BugattiEttore Bugatti
15 September 1881, French
Automobile Designer

John MonashJohn Monash
27 June 1865, Australian
Civil engineer
Lillian Moller GilbrethLillian Moller Gilbreth
24 May 1878, American
Mother of Modern Management

Henry Ossian FlipperHenry Ossian Flipper
21 March 1856, American
Military Leader

Charles F. KetteringCharles F. Kettering
29 August 1876, American
Inventor, Engineer & Businessman

Anthony FokkerAnthony Fokker
06 April 1890, Dutch
Dutch aviation pioneer and an aircraft
Emily Warren RoeblingEmily Warren Roebling
23 September 1843, American
Lady Who Guided The Construction of the Brooklyn

Gustaf Dalén Gustaf Dalén
30 November 1869, Swedish
Inventor of Automatic Regulators, AGA Cookers,
Lawrence HargraveLawrence Hargrave
29 January 1850, Australian
Inventor & Explorer

Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
10 February 1883, American
Electrical Engineer

Herman PotočnikHerman Potočnik
22 December 1892, Croatian
Engineer
Thomas BrasseyThomas Brassey
07 November 1805, British
Civil Engineer

Squire WhippleSquire Whipple
16 September 1804, American
Civil Engineer
Nora Stanton Blatch BarneyNora Stanton Blatch Barney
30 September 1883, American
Civil Engineer, Architect, Women’s Rights

Aurel StodolaAurel Stodola
10 May 1859, Slovak
Engineer

Henry GannettHenry Gannett
24 August 1846, American
Geographers, Explorers
Olive DennisOlive Dennis
20 November 1885, American
Civil Engineer

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Kate GleasonKate Gleason
25 November 1865, American
Mechanical Engineer
Elmina WilsonElmina Wilson
29 September 1870, American
First Lady of Structural Engineering

John BradfieldJohn Bradfield
26 December 1867, Australian
Designer of Sydney Harbour Bridge

Andrew KehoeAndrew Kehoe
01 February 1872, American
Spree killer

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
20 March 1856, American
Tennis player, Engineer, Economist, Golfer,
Henry J. KaiserHenry J. Kaiser
09 May 1882, American
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Oliver HeavisideOliver Heaviside
18 May 1850, British
Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Telegraphy

Albert GöringAlbert Göring
09 March 1895, Austrian, German
Mechanical engineer

Clarence BirdseyeClarence Birdseye
09 December 1886, American
Inventor, Engineer

Kurt TankKurt Tank
24 February 1898, German
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Scientist,
Fritz TodtFritz Todt
04 September 1891, German
Engineer, Politician, Civil engineer, Architect

Giovanni AgnelliGiovanni Agnelli
13 August 1866
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Businessperson, Racecar

Geoffrey de HavillandGeoffrey de Havilland
27 July 1882, British
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Test pilot, Aviator,

Charles GoodyearCharles Goodyear
29 December 1800, American
Inventor, Chemist, Engineer

Pierre Charles L'EnfantPierre Charles L'Enfant
02 August 1754, French, American
Engineer
R. J. MitchellR. J. Mitchell
20 May 1895, British
Aeronautical engineer

Joseph BazalgetteJoseph Bazalgette
28 March 1819, British
Architect, Civil engineer, Engineer
Léon ThereminLéon Theremin
15 August 1896, Russian
Inventor, Engineer, Physicist, Scientist

Edwin Howard ArmstrongEdwin Howard Armstrong
18 December 1890, American
Electrical engineer

Gustave CaillebotteGustave Caillebotte
19 August 1848, French
Painter, Art collector, Patron of the arts,
Elisha GrayElisha Gray
02 August 1835, American
Engineer

Georges SorelGeorges Sorel
02 November 1847, French
Philosopher, Engineer, Sociologist, Writer, Trade
Otto LilienthalOtto Lilienthal
23 May 1848, German
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Aviator, Inventor

John ChardJohn Chard
21 December 1847, British
Engineer, Military personnel

Alexander Stepanovich PopovAlexander Stepanovich Popov
16 March 1859, Russian
Physicist, Inventor, Engineer

Walther RathenauWalther Rathenau
29 September 1867, German
Politician, Engineer, Writer, Entrepreneur,

Robert StephensonRobert Stephenson
16 October 1803, British
Engineer, Civil engineer, Politician
Willis CarrierWillis Carrier
26 November 1876, American
Engineer, Inventor

Charles Proteus SteinmetzCharles Proteus Steinmetz
09 April 1865, German, American
Mathematician, Electrical engineer, Engineer,

Willy MesserschmittWilly Messerschmitt
26 June 1898, German
Aeronautical engineer, Engineer, University

Hermann OberthHermann Oberth
25 June 1894, Austrian, Romanian
Physicist, Engineer, Essayist, Screenwriter
Hugo JunkersHugo Junkers
03 February 1859, German
Engineer

Giovanni Battista CaproniGiovanni Battista Caproni
03 July 1886, Italian
Civil engineer, Aerospace engineer, Engineer
John A. RoeblingJohn A. Roebling
12 June 1806, German, Prussian
Engineer

Ben ChifleyBen Chifley
22 September 1885, Australian
Politician

Elias HoweElias Howe
09 July 1819, American
Inventor, Engineer
Wilhelm MaybachWilhelm Maybach
09 February 1846, German
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor

Ivar KreugerIvar Kreuger
02 March 1880, Swedish
Businessperson, Engineer
Louis BlériotLouis Blériot
01 July 1872, French
Aviator, Engineer, Inventor, Aerospace engineer

Alfred VailAlfred Vail
25 September 1807, American
Machinist

George PullmanGeorge Pullman
03 March 1831, American
Engineer
Milton BradleyMilton Bradley
08 November 1836, American
Publisher, Writer

Henry RoyceHenry Royce
27 March 1863, British
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Automotive designer
Milutin MilankovićMilutin Milanković
28 May 1879, Croatian, Serbian
Mathematician

Frank Bunker GilbrethFrank Bunker Gilbreth
07 July 1868, American
Engineer

Hugh LoftingHugh Lofting
14 January 1886, British
Author

Marc Isambard BrunelMarc Isambard Brunel
25 April 1769, French, American
Engineer
Anton MussertAnton Mussert
11 May 1894
Civil engineer, Engineer, Non-fiction writer
Marie François Sadi CarnotMarie François Sadi Carnot
11 August 1837, French
Politician, Civil engineer, Engineer

Charles DarrowCharles Darrow
10 August 1889, American
Inventor, Publisher, Patent inventor

Hugo SchmeisserHugo Schmeisser
24 September 1884, German
Inventor, Engineer

Henry GanttHenry Gantt
20 May 1861, American
Engineer
Harley EarlHarley Earl
22 November 1893, American
Designer, Automotive designer

Samuel Pierpont LangleySamuel Pierpont Langley
22 August 1834, American
Astronomer

John GarandJohn Garand
01 January 1888, Canadian, American
Designer

William MahoneWilliam Mahone
01 December 1826, American
General

Arthur CottonArthur Cotton
15 May 1803, British
Engineer
George Washington GoethalsGeorge Washington Goethals
29 June 1858, American
Civil engineer

Richard CobdenRichard Cobden
03 June 1804, British
Politician
Marcel DassaultMarcel Dassault
22 January 1892, French
Politician, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Aerospace

Lazare CarnotLazare Carnot
13 May 1753, French
Mathematician, Politician, Engineer, Officer,
Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
24 April 1897, American
Anthropologist, Linguist
Harry FergusonHarry Ferguson
04 November 1884, British, Northern Irish
Mechanic