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
Inventor, Father of Radio
Henry FordHenry Ford
30 July 1863, American
Industrialist

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

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

Ferdinand PorscheFerdinand Porsche
03 September 1875, Austrian, German, Hungarian
Founder of Porsche Automobile Company

Gustave EiffelGustave Eiffel
15 December 1832, French
Architect, Civil Engineer
Karl BenzKarl Benz
25 November 1844, German
Entrepreneur

M. VisvesvarayaM. Visvesvaraya
15 September 1860, Indian
Civil Engineer

Henri FayolHenri Fayol
29 July 1841, French
Industrialist, Management Thinker
John Logie BairdJohn Logie Baird
13 August 1888, British, Scottish
Engineer

Rudolf DieselRudolf Diesel
18 March 1858, German, French
Inventor of Diesel Engine
Gottlieb DaimlerGottlieb Daimler
17 March 1834, German
Engineer

Ettore BugattiEttore Bugatti
15 September 1881, French
Automobile Designer

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

John MonashJohn Monash
27 June 1865, Australian
Civil engineer

Barnes WallisBarnes Wallis
26 September 1887, British
Inventor of Bouncing Bomb
Emily Warren RoeblingEmily Warren Roebling
23 September 1843, American
Lady Who Guided The Construction of the Brooklyn

Lillian Moller GilbrethLillian Moller Gilbreth
24 May 1878, American
Mother of Modern Management

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
Granville WoodsGranville Woods
23 April 1856, American
Inventor

Henry Ossian FlipperHenry Ossian Flipper
21 March 1856, American
Military Leader
Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
10 February 1883, American
Electrical Engineer

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

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

Herman PotočnikHerman Potočnik
22 December 1892, Croatian
Engineer
Thomas BrasseyThomas Brassey
07 November 1805, British
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
Squire WhippleSquire Whipple
16 September 1804, American
Civil Engineer

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Kate GleasonKate Gleason
25 November 1865, American
Mechanical Engineer
Olive DennisOlive Dennis
20 November 1885, American
Civil Engineer

Henry GannettHenry Gannett
24 August 1846, American
Geographers, Explorers

Elmina WilsonElmina Wilson
29 September 1870, American
First Lady of Structural Engineering

Joseph StraussJoseph Strauss
09 January 1870, American
Engineer
Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
20 March 1856, American
Tennis player, Engineer, Economist, Golfer,
Marcel DassaultMarcel Dassault
22 January 1892, French
Politician, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Aerospace

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

Andrew KehoeAndrew Kehoe
01 February 1872, American
Spree killer

Albert GöringAlbert Göring
09 March 1895, Austrian, German
Mechanical engineer
Henry J. KaiserHenry J. Kaiser
09 May 1882, American
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

James GlaisherJames Glaisher
07 April 1809, British
Meteorologists

Fritz TodtFritz Todt
04 September 1891, German
Engineer, Politician, Civil engineer, Architect

Léon ThereminLéon Theremin
15 August 1896, Russian
Inventor, Engineer, Physicist, Scientist

Oliver HeavisideOliver Heaviside
18 May 1850, British
Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Telegraphy
Clarence BirdseyeClarence Birdseye
09 December 1886, American
Inventor, Engineer

Joseph BazalgetteJoseph Bazalgette
28 March 1819, British
Civil engineer
Charles GoodyearCharles Goodyear
29 December 1800, American
Inventor, Chemist, Engineer

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

Walther RathenauWalther Rathenau
29 September 1867, German
Politician, Engineer, Writer, Entrepreneur,
Willy MesserschmittWilly Messerschmitt
26 June 1898, German
Aeronautical engineer, Engineer, University

Otto LilienthalOtto Lilienthal
23 May 1848, German
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Aviator, Inventor
Willis CarrierWillis Carrier
26 November 1876, American
Engineer, Inventor

Kurt TankKurt Tank
24 February 1898, German
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Scientist,

Wilhelm MaybachWilhelm Maybach
09 February 1846, German
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor

Robert StephensonRobert Stephenson
16 October 1803, British
Engineer, Civil engineer, Politician

Henry RoyceHenry Royce
27 March 1863, British
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Automotive designer
Marc Isambard BrunelMarc Isambard Brunel
25 April 1769, French, American
Engineer

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

John A. RoeblingJohn A. Roebling
12 June 1806, German
Engineer

Pierre Charles L'EnfantPierre Charles L'Enfant
02 August 1754, French, American
Engineer
Charles Proteus SteinmetzCharles Proteus Steinmetz
09 April 1865, German, American
Mathematician, Electrical engineer, Engineer,

Hermann OberthHermann Oberth
25 June 1894, Austrian, Romanian
Physicist, Engineer, Essayist, Screenwriter
Hugo SchmeisserHugo Schmeisser
24 September 1884, German
Inventor, Engineer

R. J. MitchellR. J. Mitchell
20 May 1895, British
Aeronautical engineer

Auguste PiccardAuguste Piccard
28 January 1884, Swiss, American
Chemist
Alexander Stepanovich PopovAlexander Stepanovich Popov
16 March 1859, Russian
Physicist, Inventor, Engineer

John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron ReithJohn Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith
20 July 1889, British, Scottish
Broadcaster
George PullmanGeorge Pullman
03 March 1831, American
Engineer

Ben ChifleyBen Chifley
22 September 1885, Australian
Politician

Peter Cooper HewittPeter Cooper Hewitt
05 May 1861, American
Electrical Engineer
Louis BlériotLouis Blériot
01 July 1872, French
Aviator, Engineer, Inventor, Aerospace engineer

Milton BradleyMilton Bradley
08 November 1836, American
Publisher, Writer
Hugo JunkersHugo Junkers
03 February 1859, German
Engineer

William George Armstrong, Baron ArmstrongWilliam George Armstrong, Baron Armstrong
26 November 1810, British
Engineer

Elias HoweElias Howe
09 July 1819, American
Inventor, Engineer

Frank Bunker GilbrethFrank Bunker Gilbreth
07 July 1868, American
Engineer
Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
24 April 1897, American
Anthropologist, Linguist
Anton MussertAnton Mussert
11 May 1894
Civil engineer, Engineer, Non-fiction writer

Washington RoeblingWashington Roebling
26 May 1837, American
Civil Engineer

Henry GanttHenry Gantt
20 May 1861, American
Engineer

Nigel GresleyNigel Gresley
19 June 1876, British
Engineer
Heinrich LübkeHeinrich Lübke
14 October 1894, German
Politician

John GarandJohn Garand
01 January 1888, Canadian, American
Designer

Milutin MilankovićMilutin Milanković
28 May 1879, Croatian, Serbian
Mathematician

Giovanni Battista CaproniGiovanni Battista Caproni
03 July 1886, Italian
Civil engineer, Aerospace engineer, Engineer

Lazare CarnotLazare Carnot
13 May 1753, French
Mathematician, Politician, Engineer, Officer,
Elisha GrayElisha Gray
02 August 1835, American
Engineer

Gustave WhiteheadGustave Whitehead
01 January 1874, German, American
Aerospace engineer, Engineer
Edwin Howard ArmstrongEdwin Howard Armstrong
18 December 1890, American
Electrical engineer

Harry NyquistHarry Nyquist
07 February 1889, Swedish, American
Physicist, Computer scientist, Engineer,
August HorchAugust Horch
12 October 1868, German
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Racecar driver
Harley EarlHarley Earl
22 November 1893, American
Automotive designer