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
Industrialist

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

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

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

Gustave EiffelGustave Eiffel
15 December 1832, French
Architect, Civil Engineer

Karl BenzKarl Benz
25 November 1844, German
Entrepreneur
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

Ettore BugattiEttore Bugatti
15 September 1881, French
Automobile Designer

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

John MonashJohn Monash
27 June 1865, Australian
Civil engineer

Richard TrevithickRichard Trevithick
13 April 1771, British
Pioneer of steam-powered road & rail transport
Anthony FokkerAnthony Fokker
06 April 1890, Dutch
Dutch aviation pioneer and an aircraft

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

Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
10 February 1883, American
Electrical Engineer
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
Nora Stanton Blatch BarneyNora Stanton Blatch Barney
30 September 1883, American
Civil Engineer, Architect, Women’s Rights

Thomas BrasseyThomas Brassey
07 November 1805, British
Civil Engineer
Aurel StodolaAurel Stodola
10 May 1859, Slovak
Engineer

Kate GleasonKate Gleason
25 November 1865, American
Mechanical Engineer

Henry GannettHenry Gannett
24 August 1846, American
Geographers, Explorers
Squire WhippleSquire Whipple
16 September 1804, American
Civil Engineer

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Olive DennisOlive Dennis
20 November 1885, American
Civil Engineer
John BradfieldJohn Bradfield
26 December 1867, Australian
Designer of Sydney Harbour Bridge

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

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

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
20 March 1856, American
Tennis player, Engineer, Economist, Golfer,
James GlaisherJames Glaisher
07 April 1809, British
Meteorologists
Willis CarrierWillis Carrier
26 November 1876, American
Engineer, Inventor

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

Henry J. KaiserHenry J. Kaiser
09 May 1882, American
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

Oliver HeavisideOliver Heaviside
18 May 1850, British
Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Telegraphy
Charles GoodyearCharles Goodyear
29 December 1800, American
Inventor, Chemist, Engineer

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

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

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

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

Geoffrey de HavillandGeoffrey de Havilland
27 July 1882, British
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Test pilot, Aviator,
Joseph BazalgetteJoseph Bazalgette
28 March 1819, British
Civil engineer

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

Otto LilienthalOtto Lilienthal
23 May 1848, German
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Aviator, Inventor
Clarence BirdseyeClarence Birdseye
09 December 1886, American
Inventor, Engineer

John ChardJohn Chard
21 December 1847, British
Engineer, Military personnel
Henry GanttHenry Gantt
20 May 1861, American
Engineer

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

Marc Isambard BrunelMarc Isambard Brunel
25 April 1769, French, American
Engineer

Auguste PiccardAuguste Piccard
28 January 1884, Swiss, American
Chemist

George PullmanGeorge Pullman
03 March 1831, American
Engineer
Robert StephensonRobert Stephenson
16 October 1803, British
Engineer, Civil engineer, Politician

Elias HoweElias Howe
09 July 1819, American
Inventor, Engineer

Andrew KehoeAndrew Kehoe
01 February 1872, American
Spree killer

John A. RoeblingJohn A. Roebling
12 June 1806, German, Prussian
Engineer
Wilhelm MaybachWilhelm Maybach
09 February 1846, German
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor

Charles Proteus SteinmetzCharles Proteus Steinmetz
09 April 1865, German, American
Mathematician, Electrical engineer, Engineer,
Ben ChifleyBen Chifley
22 September 1885, Australian
Politician

Elisha GrayElisha Gray
02 August 1835, American
Engineer

Willy MesserschmittWilly Messerschmitt
26 June 1898, German
Aeronautical engineer, Engineer, University
Hugo SchmeisserHugo Schmeisser
24 September 1884, German
Inventor, Engineer

Frank Bunker GilbrethFrank Bunker Gilbreth
07 July 1868, American
Engineer
Edwin Howard ArmstrongEdwin Howard Armstrong
18 December 1890, American
Electrical engineer

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

Hugo JunkersHugo Junkers
03 February 1859, German
Engineer
Marcel DassaultMarcel Dassault
22 January 1892, French
Politician, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Aerospace

Louis BlériotLouis Blériot
01 July 1872, French
Aviator, Engineer, Inventor, Aerospace engineer
Henry RoyceHenry Royce
27 March 1863, British
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Automotive designer

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

Lazare CarnotLazare Carnot
13 May 1753, French
Mathematician, Politician, Engineer, Officer,

Milton BradleyMilton Bradley
08 November 1836, American
Publisher, Writer
Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
24 April 1897, American
Anthropologist, Linguist
Hugh LoftingHugh Lofting
14 January 1886, British
Author

Ivar KreugerIvar Kreuger
02 March 1880, Swedish
Businessperson, Engineer

Sandford FlemingSandford Fleming
07 January 1827, Canadian, Scottish
Engineer

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

August HorchAugust Horch
12 October 1868, German
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Racecar driver

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

William MurdochWilliam Murdoch
21 August 1754, Scottish
Engineer
Washington RoeblingWashington Roebling
26 May 1837, American
Civil Engineer

Harley EarlHarley Earl
22 November 1893, American
Automotive designer
Alexander Stepanovich PopovAlexander Stepanovich Popov
16 March 1859, Russian
Physicist, Inventor, Engineer

Anton MussertAnton Mussert
11 May 1894
Civil engineer, Engineer, Non-fiction writer
Heinrich LübkeHeinrich Lübke
14 October 1894, German
Politician
Nigel GresleyNigel Gresley
19 June 1876, British
Engineer