Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Inventors & Discoverers, including Adolphe Sax, Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Alfred Nobel
Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla
10 July 1856, American
Father of Radio
Thomas EdisonThomas Edison
11 February 1847, American
Inventor, Businessman

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

Willem EinthovenWillem Einthoven
21 May 1860, Dutch
Inventor of the first practical ECG

Alfred NobelAlfred Nobel
21 October 1833, Swedish
 

George Washington CarverGeorge Washington Carver
01 January 1864, American
Scientist & Inventor
Guglielmo MarconiGuglielmo Marconi
25 April 1874, Italian
Inventor

Dmitri MendeleevDmitri Mendeleev
08 February 1834, Russian
Inventor of Periodic Table

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

Francis GaltonFrancis Galton
16 February 1822, British
Polymath
Louis BrailleLouis Braille
04 January 1809, French
Inventor of Braille

Adolphe SaxAdolphe Sax
06 November 1814, Belgian
Inventor of Saxophone
Antonio MeucciAntonio Meucci
13 April 1808, Italian, American
Inventor of voice-communication apparatus

George EastmanGeorge Eastman
12 July 1854, American
Inventor of Roll Film

Gottlieb DaimlerGottlieb Daimler
17 March 1834, German
Engineer
James ChadwickJames Chadwick
20 October 1891, British
Discoverer of Neutron

Nicéphore NiépceNicéphore Niépce
07 March 1765, French
Creator of World's First Permanent Photographic
David UnaiponDavid Unaipon
28 September 1872, Australian
Preacher

Hermann von HelmholtzHermann von Helmholtz
31 August 1821, German
Physicist and Physician

Richard TrevithickRichard Trevithick
13 April 1771, British
Pioneer of steam-powered road & rail transport
Herman HollerithHerman Hollerith
29 February 1860, American
Father of modern automatic computation

Christopher Latham Sholes Christopher Latham Sholes
14 February 1819, American
Inventor of the QWERTY Keyboard
Barnes WallisBarnes Wallis
26 September 1887, British
Inventor of Bouncing Bomb

Lee de ForestLee de Forest
26 August 1873, American
Father of Radio

Cyrus McCormickCyrus McCormick
15 February 1809, American
Inventor of mechanical reaper

Werner von SiemensWerner von Siemens
13 December 1816, German
Inventor
Leo BaekelandLeo Baekeland
14 November 1863, Belgian, American
Chemist & Inventor
Charles F. KetteringCharles F. Kettering
29 August 1876, American
Inventor, Engineer & Businessman

Henry BessemerHenry Bessemer
19 January 1813, British
Inventor

Emile BerlinerEmile Berliner
20 May 1851, American
Inventor

Karl Ferdinand BraunKarl Ferdinand Braun
06 June 1850, German
German Physicist & Inventor
Orville WrightOrville Wright
19 August 1871, American
Co-inventor of First Successful Airplane

Wallace Hume Carothers Wallace Carothers
27 April 1896, American
Inventor of Neoprene & Nylon

Wilbur WrightWilbur Wright
16 April 1867, American
 

Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
10 February 1883, American
Electrical Engineer

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Kirkpatrick MacmillanKirkpatrick Macmillan
02 September 1812, Scottish
Inventor of Pedal Bicycle
Francis William AstonFrancis William Aston
01 September 1877, British
Chemist & Physicist

Alexander BainAlexander Bain
01 October 1811, Scottish
Inventor of Electric Clock
Beulah Louise HenryBeulah Louise Henry
11 February 1887, American
Lady Edison

Victor Francis HessVictor Francis Hess
24 June 1883, American
Discoverer of Cosmic Rays

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

Katharine Burr BlodgettKatharine Burr Blodgett
10 January 1898, American
Scientist
Frank HornbyFrank Hornby
15 May 1863, British
Inventor

Aurel StodolaAurel Stodola
10 May 1859, Slovak
Engineer

Louis LumièreLouis Lumière
05 October 1864, French
Inventor of Cinematograph

Jozef MurgašJozef Murgaš
17 February 1864, Slovak
Inventor

Auguste LumièreAuguste Lumière
19 October 1862, French
Inventor of cinematograph
Olive DennisOlive Dennis
20 November 1885, American
Civil Engineer

Alberto Santos DumontAlberto Santos Dumont
20 July 1873, Brazilian
Brazilian aviator

Mary WaltonMary Walton
1827 AD, American
Inventor

Karl BenzKarl Benz
25 November 1844, German
Engineer, Inventor
George WestinghouseGeorge Westinghouse
06 October 1846, American
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor

Ferdinand PorscheFerdinand Porsche
03 September 1875, Austrian, German
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor
John BrowningJohn Browning
23 January 1855, American
Inventor

Thomas CrapperThomas Crapper
28 September 1836, British
Plumber, Patent inventor

Eadweard MuybridgeEadweard Muybridge
09 April 1830, British
Photographer, Inventor
Rudolf DieselRudolf Diesel
18 March 1858, German, French
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor

Igor SikorskyIgor Sikorsky
25 May 1889, Ukrainian, Russian
Aircraft designer
P. G. T. BeauregardP. G. T. Beauregard
28 May 1818, American
Military personnel, Artilleryman, Inventor,

Willis CarrierWillis Carrier
26 November 1876, American
Engineer, Inventor

Siegfried MarcusSiegfried Marcus
18 September 1831, Austrian, German
Engineer, Inventor
Louis Le PrinceLouis Le Prince
28 August 1841, French
Inventor, Film director, Cinematographer

Richard HauptmannRichard Hauptmann
26 November 1899, German
Carpenter
Alberto Santos-DumontAlberto Santos-Dumont
20 July 1873, Brazilian
Aviator, Inventor, Balloonist

Joseph SwanJoseph Swan
31 October 1828, British
Chemist, Physicist, Inventor

Hiram MaximHiram Maxim
05 February 1840, British, American
Inventor

Charles GoodyearCharles Goodyear
29 December 1800, American
Inventor, Chemist, Engineer
Garrett MorganGarrett Morgan
04 March 1877, American
Inventor
Léon ThereminLéon Theremin
15 August 1896, Russian
Inventor, Engineer, Physicist, Scientist

John PembertonJohn Pemberton
08 July 1831, American
Pharmacist, Inventor, Chemist

Peter Carl FabergéPeter Carl Fabergé
18 May 1846, Russian
jeweller, inventor, artist

Otto LilienthalOtto Lilienthal
23 May 1848, German
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Aviator, Inventor
Charles Proteus SteinmetzCharles Proteus Steinmetz
09 April 1865, German, American
Mathematician, Electrical engineer, Engineer,

Louis DaguerreLouis Daguerre
18 November 1787, French
Artist

Elisha OtisElisha Otis
03 August 1811, American
Inventor, Technician

L. L. ZamenhofL. L. Zamenhof
15 December 1859, Polish
Linguist, Ophthalmologist, Inventor, Poet,

Justus von LiebigJustus von Liebig
12 May 1803, German
Chemist, Scientist, Inventor, University teacher,
Robert BoschRobert Bosch
23 September 1861, Austrian, German
Entrepreneur, Inventor, Artisan

Lewis Howard LatimerLewis Howard Latimer
03 September 1848, American
inventor
John Boyd DunlopJohn Boyd Dunlop
05 February 1840, British
Inventor, Entrepreneur

Theodore Miller EdisonTheodore Miller Edison
10 July 1898, American
Inventor

Louis BlériotLouis Blériot
01 July 1872, French
Aviator, Engineer, Inventor, Aerospace engineer
Isaac SingerIsaac Singer
27 October 1811, American
Actor, Inventor

Elisha GrayElisha Gray
02 August 1835, American
Engineer
Ferdinand von ZeppelinFerdinand von Zeppelin
08 July 1838, German
Aviator, Officer, Balloonist

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

Elias HoweElias Howe
09 July 1819, American
Inventor, Engineer

James W. MarshallJames W. Marshall
08 October 1810, American
Joiner, Carpenter
Wilhelm MaybachWilhelm Maybach
09 February 1846, German
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor

Charles WheatstoneCharles Wheatstone
06 February 1802, British
Cryptographer, Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer,
Richard Jordan GatlingRichard Jordan Gatling
12 September 1818, American
Inventor

Caresse CrosbyCaresse Crosby
20 April 1891, American
Publisher, Writer, Socialite, Poet, Memoirist,

Nikolaus OttoNikolaus Otto
10 June 1832, German
Engineer, Inventor

Vladimir K. ZworykinVladimir K. Zworykin
17 July 1888, American, Russian
engineer, physicist, inventor
Alexander Stepanovich PopovAlexander Stepanovich Popov
16 March 1859, Russian
Physicist, Inventor, Engineer