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
Henri FayolHenri Fayol
29 July 1841, French
Industrialist, Management Thinker

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

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

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

John MonashJohn Monash
27 June 1865, Australian
Civil engineer

Charles F. KetteringCharles F. Kettering
29 August 1876, American
Inventor, Engineer & Businessman
Lillian Moller GilbrethLillian Moller Gilbreth
24 May 1878, American
Mother of Modern Management

Anthony FokkerAnthony Fokker
06 April 1890, Dutch
Dutch aviation pioneer and an aircraft

Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
10 February 1883, American
Electrical Engineer

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

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

Aurel StodolaAurel Stodola
10 May 1859, Slovak
Engineer
Nora Stanton Blatch BarneyNora Stanton Blatch Barney
30 September 1883, American
Civil Engineer, Architect, Women’s Rights

Henry GannettHenry Gannett
24 August 1846, American
Geographers, Explorers

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

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John BradfieldJohn Bradfield
26 December 1867, Australian
Designer of Sydney Harbour Bridge
Elmina WilsonElmina Wilson
29 September 1870, American
First Lady of Structural Engineering

George WestinghouseGeorge Westinghouse
06 October 1846, American
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
20 March 1856, American
Tennis player, Engineer, Economist, Golfer,

Hugh LoftingHugh Lofting
14 January 1886, British
Author
Henry J. KaiserHenry J. Kaiser
09 May 1882, American
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Oliver HeavisideOliver Heaviside
18 May 1850, British
Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Telegraphy

Clarence BirdseyeClarence Birdseye
09 December 1886, American
Inventor, Engineer

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

Ettore BugattiEttore Bugatti
15 September 1882, French, Italian
entrepreneur, engineer, racecar driver
Charles GoodyearCharles Goodyear
29 December 1800, American
Inventor, Chemist, Engineer

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

Leslie GrovesLeslie Groves
17 August 1896, American
Engineer

Elisha GrayElisha Gray
02 August 1835, American
Engineer

Charles WheatstoneCharles Wheatstone
06 February 1802, British
Cryptographer, Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer,
Edwin Howard ArmstrongEdwin Howard Armstrong
18 December 1890, American
Electrical engineer, Inventor, Engineer

Léon ThereminLéon Theremin
15 August 1896, Russian
Inventor, Engineer, Physicist, Scientist
Andrew KehoeAndrew Kehoe
01 February 1872, American
Spree killer

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

Alexander Stepanovich PopovAlexander Stepanovich Popov
16 March 1859, Russian
Physicist, Inventor, Engineer
Otto LilienthalOtto Lilienthal
23 May 1848, German
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Aviator, Inventor

Georges SorelGeorges Sorel
02 November 1847, French
Philosopher, Engineer, Sociologist, Writer, Trade
Agner Krarup ErlangAgner Krarup Erlang
01 January 1878, Danish
Mathematician, Engineer, Statistician

Willis CarrierWillis Carrier
26 November 1876, American
Engineer, Inventor

Pierre Charles L'EnfantPierre Charles L'Enfant
02 August 1754, French, American
Engineer

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

R. J. MitchellR. J. Mitchell
20 May 1895, British
Aerospace engineer, Engineer
Gustave CaillebotteGustave Caillebotte
19 August 1848, French
Painter, Art collector, Patron of the arts,

Elias HoweElias Howe
09 July 1819, American
Inventor, Engineer

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

Robert StephensonRobert Stephenson
16 October 1803, British
Engineer, Civil engineer, Politician
Hermann OberthHermann Oberth
25 June 1894, Austrian, Romanian
Physicist, Engineer, Essayist, Screenwriter

Joseph BazalgetteJoseph Bazalgette
28 March 1819, British
Architect, Civil engineer, Engineer
John A. RoeblingJohn A. Roebling
12 June 1806, German, American
Civil engineer, Architect

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

Henry GanttHenry Gantt
20 May 1861, American
Engineer
Wilhelm MaybachWilhelm Maybach
09 February 1846, German
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor

Kurt TankKurt Tank
24 February 1898, German
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Scientist,
John ChardJohn Chard
21 December 1847, British
Engineer, Military personnel

Nikolaus OttoNikolaus Otto
10 June 1832, German
Engineer, Inventor

Samuel Pierpont LangleySamuel Pierpont Langley
22 August 1834, American
Astronomer
Willy MesserschmittWilly Messerschmitt
26 June 1898, German
Aeronautical engineer, Engineer, University

Milton BradleyMilton Bradley
08 November 1836, American
Publisher, Writer
Henry RoyceHenry Royce
27 March 1863, British
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Automotive designer

Ebenezer HowardEbenezer Howard
19 January 1850, British
architect, Esperantist, urban planner

John Bagot GlubbJohn Bagot Glubb
16 April 1897, British
Engineer, Officer

Louis BlériotLouis Blériot
01 July 1872, French
Aviator, Engineer, Inventor, Aerospace engineer
Lazare CarnotLazare Carnot
13 May 1753, French
Mathematician, Politician, Engineer, Officer,
Sandford FlemingSandford Fleming
07 January 1827, Canadian, British
Engineer, Postage stamp designer, Inventor

Marie François Sadi CarnotMarie François Sadi Carnot
11 August 1837, French
Politician, Civil engineer, Engineer

Hugo JunkersHugo Junkers
03 February 1859, German
Engineer

Harley EarlHarley Earl
22 November 1893, American
Designer, Automotive designer
Gustave WhiteheadGustave Whitehead
01 January 1874, German, American
Aerospace engineer, Engineer

Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
24 April 1897, American
Anthropologist, Linguist

Hugo SchmeisserHugo Schmeisser
24 September 1884, German
Inventor, Engineer

John GarandJohn Garand
01 January 1888, Canadian, American
Designer

Charles Algernon ParsonsCharles Algernon Parsons
13 June 1854, British
Engineer, Inventor
Elihu ThomsonElihu Thomson
29 March 1853, British
Engineer, Inventor

Charles DarrowCharles Darrow
10 August 1889, American
Inventor, Publisher, Patent inventor
Richard CobdenRichard Cobden
03 June 1804, British
Politician

John EricssonJohn Ericsson
31 July 1803, Swedish
Engineer, Military personnel
August HorchAugust Horch
12 October 1868, German
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Racecar driver
Washington RoeblingWashington Roebling
26 May 1837, American
Civil engineer, Engineer