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, Austrian, American
Inventor, 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

Alfred NobelAlfred Nobel
21 October 1833, Swedish
 

George Washington CarverGeorge Washington Carver
01 January 1864, American
Scientist & Inventor

Dmitri MendeleevDmitri Mendeleev
08 February 1834, Russian
Inventor of Periodic Table
Guglielmo MarconiGuglielmo Marconi
25 April 1874, Italian
Inventor

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

Francis GaltonFrancis Galton
16 February 1822, British
Polymath

James ChadwickJames Chadwick
20 October 1891, British
Discoverer of Neutron
George EastmanGeorge Eastman
12 July 1854, American
Inventor of Roll Film

Louis BrailleLouis Braille
04 January 1809, French
Inventor of Braille
Antonio MeucciAntonio Meucci
13 April 1808, Italian, American
Inventor of voice-communication apparatus

Gottlieb DaimlerGottlieb Daimler
17 March 1834, German
Engineer

Hermann von HelmholtzHermann von Helmholtz
31 August 1821, German
Physicist and Physician
Nicéphore NiépceNicéphore Niépce
07 March 1765, French
Creator of World's First Permanent Photographic

David UnaiponDavid Unaipon
28 September 1872, Australian
Preacher
Lee de ForestLee de Forest
26 August 1873, American
Father of Radio

Adolphe SaxAdolphe Sax
06 November 1814, Belgian
Inventor of Saxophone

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

Barnes WallisBarnes Wallis
26 September 1887, British
Inventor of Bouncing Bomb
Leo BaekelandLeo Baekeland
14 November 1863, Belgian, American
Chemist & Inventor

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

Werner von SiemensWerner von Siemens
13 December 1816, German
Inventor

Christopher Latham Sholes Christopher Latham Sholes
14 February 1819, American
Inventor of the QWERTY Keyboard
Charles F. KetteringCharles F. Kettering
29 August 1876, American
Inventor, Engineer & Businessman
Orville WrightOrville Wright
19 August 1871, American
Co-inventor of First Successful Airplane

Henry BessemerHenry Bessemer
19 January 1813, British
Inventor

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

Emile BerlinerEmile Berliner
20 May 1851, American
Inventor
Karl Ferdinand BraunKarl Ferdinand Braun
06 June 1850, German
German Physicist & Inventor

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

Wilbur WrightWilbur Wright
16 April 1867, American
 

Kirkpatrick MacmillanKirkpatrick Macmillan
02 September 1812, Scottish
Inventor of Pedal Bicycle

Francis William AstonFrancis William Aston
01 September 1877, British
Chemist & Physicist
Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
10 February 1883, American
Electrical Engineer

Gustaf Dalén Gustaf Dalén
30 November 1869, Swedish
Inventor of Automatic Regulators, AGA Cookers,
Alexander BainAlexander Bain
01 October 1811, Scottish
Inventor of Electric Clock

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

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
Louis LumièreLouis Lumière
05 October 1864, French
Inventor of Cinematograph

Aurel StodolaAurel Stodola
10 May 1859, Slovak
Engineer

Beulah Louise HenryBeulah Louise Henry
11 February 1887, American
Lady Edison

Auguste LumièreAuguste Lumière
19 October 1862, French
Inventor of cinematograph

Jozef MurgašJozef Murgaš
17 February 1864, Slovak
Inventor
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

Ferdinand PorscheFerdinand Porsche
03 September 1875, Austrian, German
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor
Karl BenzKarl Benz
25 November 1844, German
Engineer, Inventor

George WestinghouseGeorge Westinghouse
06 October 1846, American
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor
Willis CarrierWillis Carrier
26 November 1876, American
Engineer, Inventor

John BrowningJohn Browning
23 January 1855, American
Inventor

Eadweard MuybridgeEadweard Muybridge
09 April 1830, British
Photographer, Inventor
Thomas CrapperThomas Crapper
28 September 1836, British
Plumber, Patent inventor

Rudolf DieselRudolf Diesel
18 March 1858, German, French
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor
Clarence BirdseyeClarence Birdseye
09 December 1886, American
Inventor, Engineer

P. G. T. BeauregardP. G. T. Beauregard
28 May 1818, American
Military personnel, Artilleryman, Inventor,

Igor SikorskyIgor Sikorsky
25 May 1889, Ukrainian, Russian
Aircraft designer
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

John PembertonJohn Pemberton
08 July 1831, American
Pharmacist, Inventor, Chemist
Garrett MorganGarrett Morgan
04 March 1877, American
Inventor
Léon ThereminLéon Theremin
15 August 1896, Russian
Inventor, Engineer, Physicist, Scientist

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

Lewis Howard LatimerLewis Howard Latimer
03 September 1848, American
inventor

Louis DaguerreLouis Daguerre
18 November 1787, French
Artist
Charles GoodyearCharles Goodyear
29 December 1800, American
Inventor, Chemist, Engineer

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

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

Elisha OtisElisha Otis
03 August 1811, American
Inventor, Technician

Theodore Miller EdisonTheodore Miller Edison
10 July 1898, American
Inventor
Hiram MaximHiram Maxim
05 February 1840, British, American
Inventor

Otto LilienthalOtto Lilienthal
23 May 1848, German
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Aviator, Inventor
Louis BlériotLouis Blériot
01 July 1872, French
Aviator, Engineer, Inventor, Aerospace engineer

Percy SpencerPercy Spencer
09 July 1894, American
engineer, inventor

Edwin Howard ArmstrongEdwin Howard Armstrong
18 December 1890, American
Electrical engineer, Inventor, Engineer
Elisha GrayElisha Gray
02 August 1835, American
Engineer

Robert BoschRobert Bosch
23 September 1861, Austrian, German
Entrepreneur, Inventor, Artisan
Ferdinand von ZeppelinFerdinand von Zeppelin
08 July 1838, German
Aviator, Officer, Balloonist

Isaac SingerIsaac Singer
27 October 1811, American
Actor, Inventor

Justus von LiebigJustus von Liebig
12 May 1803, German
Chemist, Scientist, Inventor, University teacher,

Vladimir K. ZworykinVladimir K. Zworykin
17 July 1888, American, Russian
engineer, physicist, inventor
Charles WheatstoneCharles Wheatstone
06 February 1802, British
Cryptographer, Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer,

Elias HoweElias Howe
09 July 1819, American
Inventor, Engineer
Wilhelm MaybachWilhelm Maybach
09 February 1846, German
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor

John Boyd DunlopJohn Boyd Dunlop
05 February 1840, British
Inventor, Entrepreneur
Caresse CrosbyCaresse Crosby
20 April 1891, American
Publisher, Writer, Socialite, Poet, Memoirist,

Nikolaus OttoNikolaus Otto
10 June 1832, German
Engineer, Inventor
George PullmanGeorge Pullman
03 March 1831, American
Inventor, Entrepreneur