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

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

M. VisvesvarayaM. Visvesvaraya
15 September 1860, Indian
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

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

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
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

Emily Warren RoeblingEmily Warren Roebling
23 September 1843, American
Lady Who Guided The Construction of the Brooklyn

Henry Ossian FlipperHenry Ossian Flipper
21 March 1856, American
Military Leader
Gustaf Dalén Gustaf Dalén
30 November 1869, Swedish
Inventor of Automatic Regulators, AGA Cookers,

Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
10 February 1883, American
Electrical Engineer
Lawrence HargraveLawrence Hargrave
29 January 1850, Australian
Inventor & Explorer

Herman PotočnikHerman Potočnik
22 December 1892, Croatian

Squire WhippleSquire Whipple
16 September 1804, American
Civil Engineer

Thomas BrasseyThomas Brassey
07 November 1805, British
Civil Engineer
Aurel StodolaAurel Stodola
10 May 1859, Slovak
Henry GannettHenry Gannett
24 August 1846, American
Geographers, Explorers

Kate GleasonKate Gleason
25 November 1865, American
Mechanical Engineer

Olive DennisOlive Dennis
20 November 1885, American
Civil Engineer

Nora Stanton Blatch BarneyNora Stanton Blatch Barney
30 September 1883, American
Civil Engineer, Architect, Women’s Rights
Elmina WilsonElmina Wilson
29 September 1870, American
First Lady of Structural Engineering

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

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

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

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

Siegfried MarcusSiegfried Marcus
18 September 1831, Austrian, German
Engineer, Inventor
Charles GoodyearCharles Goodyear
29 December 1800, American
Inventor, Chemist, Engineer

Oliver HeavisideOliver Heaviside
18 May 1850, British
Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Telegraphy

Clarence BirdseyeClarence Birdseye
09 December 1886, American
Inventor, Engineer
Ettore BugattiEttore Bugatti
15 September 1882, French, Italian
entrepreneur, engineer, racecar driver

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

Leslie GrovesLeslie Groves
17 August 1896, American

Elisha GrayElisha Gray
02 August 1835, American

Léon ThereminLéon Theremin
15 August 1896, Russian
Inventor, Engineer, Physicist, Scientist
Giovanni AgnelliGiovanni Agnelli
13 August 1866
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Businessperson, Racecar

Henry GanttHenry Gantt
20 May 1861, American

Willis CarrierWillis Carrier
26 November 1876, American
Engineer, Inventor

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

Gustave CaillebotteGustave Caillebotte
19 August 1848, French
Painter, Art collector, Patron of the arts,
Georges SorelGeorges Sorel
02 November 1847, French
Philosopher, Engineer, Sociologist, Writer, Trade

Joseph BazalgetteJoseph Bazalgette
28 March 1819, British
Architect, Civil engineer, Engineer

Elias HoweElias Howe
09 July 1819, American
Inventor, Engineer
Walther RathenauWalther Rathenau
29 September 1867, German
Politician, Engineer, Writer, Entrepreneur,

Fritz TodtFritz Todt
04 September 1891, German
Engineer, Politician, Civil engineer, Architect
Andrew KehoeAndrew Kehoe
01 February 1872, American
Spree killer

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

Charles Proteus SteinmetzCharles Proteus Steinmetz
09 April 1865, German, American
Mathematician, Electrical engineer, Engineer,
Hugh LoftingHugh Lofting
14 January 1886, British

Geoffrey de HavillandGeoffrey de Havilland
27 July 1882, British
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Test pilot, Aviator,
Wilhelm MaybachWilhelm Maybach
09 February 1846, German
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor

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

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

John A. RoeblingJohn A. Roebling
12 June 1806, German, American
Civil engineer, Architect
Nikolaus OttoNikolaus Otto
10 June 1832, German
Engineer, Inventor
Willy MesserschmittWilly Messerschmitt
26 June 1898, German
Aeronautical engineer, Engineer, University

Henry RoyceHenry Royce
27 March 1863, British
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Automotive designer

Hermann OberthHermann Oberth
25 June 1894, Austrian, Romanian
Physicist, Engineer, Essayist, Screenwriter

Samuel Pierpont LangleySamuel Pierpont Langley
22 August 1834, American
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

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

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

Lazare CarnotLazare Carnot
13 May 1753, French
Mathematician, Politician, Engineer, Officer,
Richard CobdenRichard Cobden
03 June 1804, British

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

Charles DarrowCharles Darrow
10 August 1889, American
Inventor, Publisher, Patent inventor
Marie François Sadi CarnotMarie François Sadi Carnot
11 August 1837, French
Politician, Civil engineer, Engineer

Hugo SchmeisserHugo Schmeisser
24 September 1884, German
Inventor, Engineer
John EricssonJohn Ericsson
31 July 1803, Swedish
Engineer, Military personnel

Harley EarlHarley Earl
22 November 1893, American
Designer, Automotive designer

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

Jean Eugène Robert-HoudinJean Eugène Robert-Houdin
07 December 1805, French
Gustave WhiteheadGustave Whitehead
01 January 1874, German, American
Aerospace engineer, Engineer

John GarandJohn Garand
01 January 1888, Canadian, American
Harry NyquistHarry Nyquist
07 February 1889, Swedish, American
Physicist, Computer scientist, Engineer,

Marcel DassaultMarcel Dassault
22 January 1892, French
Politician, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Aerospace
John Ambrose FlemingJohn Ambrose Fleming
29 November 1849, British
Inventor, Physicist, Engineer, University teacher

Sandford FlemingSandford Fleming
07 January 1827, Canadian, British
Engineer, Postage stamp designer, Inventor
August HorchAugust Horch
12 October 1868, German
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Racecar driver