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

Orville WrightOrville Wright
19 August 1871, American
Co-inventor of First Successful Airplane

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

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

Alfred NobelAlfred Nobel
21 October 1833, Swedish
 
Garrett MorganGarrett Morgan
04 March 1877, American
Inventor

John Harvey KelloggJohn Harvey Kellogg
26 February 1852, American
Doctor, Inventor

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

Lewis Howard LatimerLewis Howard Latimer
04 September 1848, American
Inventor
Louis BrailleLouis Braille
04 January 1809, French
Inventor of Braille

George WestinghouseGeorge Westinghouse
06 October 1846, American
Entrepreneur

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

Francis GaltonFrancis Galton
16 February 1822, British
Polymath

Robert H. GoddardRobert H. Goddard
05 October 1882, American
Physicist
Rudolf DieselRudolf Diesel
18 March 1858, German, French
Inventor of Diesel Engine

James ChadwickJames Chadwick
20 October 1891, British
Discoverer of Neutron

Granville WoodsGranville Woods
23 April 1856, American
Inventor

George EastmanGeorge Eastman
12 July 1854, American
Inventor of Roll Film
Sarah E. GoodeSarah E. Goode
1855 AD, American
Inventor

Alberto Santos DumontAlberto Santos Dumont
20 July 1873, Brazilian
Brazilian aviator
Richard TrevithickRichard Trevithick
13 April 1771, British
Pioneer of steam-powered road & rail transport

Nicéphore NiépceNicéphore Niépce
07 March 1765, French
Creator of World's First Permanent Photographic

Gottlieb DaimlerGottlieb Daimler
17 March 1834, German
Engineer
Antonio MeucciAntonio Meucci
13 April 1808, Italian, American
Inventor of voice-communication apparatus

Leo BaekelandLeo Baekeland
14 November 1863, Belgian, American
Chemist & Inventor
Adolphe SaxAdolphe Sax
06 November 1814, Belgian
Inventor of Saxophone

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

Louis DaguerreLouis Daguerre
18 November 1787, French
Artist
Barnes WallisBarnes Wallis
26 September 1887, British
Inventor of Bouncing Bomb

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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

Herman HollerithHerman Hollerith
29 February 1860, American
Father of modern automatic computation

David UnaiponDavid Unaipon
28 September 1872, Australian
Preacher
Henry BessemerHenry Bessemer
19 January 1813, British
Inventor
Lee de ForestLee de Forest
26 August 1873, American
Father of Radio

Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
10 February 1883, American
Electrical Engineer

Emile BerlinerEmile Berliner
20 May 1851, American
Inventor

Wallace Hume Carothers Wallace Carothers
27 April 1896, American
Inventor of Neoprene & Nylon
Karl Ferdinand BraunKarl Ferdinand Braun
06 June 1850, German
German Physicist & Inventor

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

Louis LumièreLouis Lumière
05 October 1864, French
Inventor of Cinematographer

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

Beulah Louise HenryBeulah Louise Henry
11 February 1887, American
Lady Edison
Auguste LumièreAuguste Lumière
19 October 1862, French
Engineer

Wilbur WrightWilbur Wright
16 April 1867, American
 
Victor Francis HessVictor Francis Hess
24 June 1883, American
Discoverer of Cosmic Rays

Charles Martin HallCharles Martin Hall
06 December 1863, American
Inventor

Francis William AstonFrancis William Aston
01 September 1877, British
Chemist & Physicist
Alexander BainAlexander Bain
01 October 1811, Scottish
Inventor of Electric Clock

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

Lawrence HargraveLawrence Hargrave
29 January 1850, Australian
Inventor & Explorer

Mary WaltonMary Walton
1827 AD, American
Inventor

Gustaf Dalén Gustaf Dalén
30 November 1869, Swedish
Inventor of Automatic Regulators, AGA Cookers,

Charles F. KetteringCharles F. Kettering
29 August 1876, American
Inventor, Engineer & Businessman
Jozef MurgašJozef Murgaš
17 February 1864, Slovak
Inventor

Aurel StodolaAurel Stodola
10 May 1859, Slovak
Engineer

Olive DennisOlive Dennis
20 November 1885, American
Civil Engineer

James A. NaismithJames Naismith
06 November 1861, Canadian, American
Inventor
John PembertonJohn Pemberton
08 July 1831, American
Pharmacist, Inventor, Chemist

Marcel DassaultMarcel Dassault
22 January 1892, French
Politician, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Aerospace
Alberto Santos-DumontAlberto Santos-Dumont
20 July 1873, Brazilian
Aviator, Inventor, Balloonist

Max FleischerMax Fleischer
19 July 1883, American
Animator

Jean-Baptist-Point Du SableJean-Baptist-Point Du Sable
1745 AD, Haitian, American
Pioneer
Peter Carl FabergéPeter Carl Fabergé
18 May 1846, Russian
jeweller, inventor, artist

Robert Watson-WattRobert Watson-Watt
13 April 1892, British, Scottish
Developer
Clarence BirdseyeClarence Birdseye
09 December 1886, American
Inventor, Engineer

Royal RifeRoyal Rife
16 May 1888, American
Inventor

Léon ThereminLéon Theremin
15 August 1896, Russian
Inventor, Engineer, Physicist, Scientist
William ThorntonWilliam Thornton
20 May 1759, British, American
Physician

Louis Le PrinceLouis Le Prince
28 August 1841, French
Inventor, Film director, Cinematographer
Theodore Miller EdisonTheodore Miller Edison
10 July 1898, American
Inventor

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

William G. MorganWilliam G. Morgan
23 January 1870, American
Inventor, Teacher, Volleyball player,

Joseph-Michel MontgolfierJoseph-Michel Montgolfier
26 August 1740, French
Aviator
L. L. ZamenhofL. L. Zamenhof
15 December 1859, Polish
Linguist, Ophthalmologist, Inventor, Poet,
Charles GoodyearCharles Goodyear
29 December 1800, American
Inventor, Chemist, Engineer

Hiram MaximHiram Maxim
05 February 1840, British, American
Inventor

Elisha OtisElisha Otis
03 August 1811, American
Inventor, Technician

Otto LilienthalOtto Lilienthal
23 May 1848, German
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Aviator, Inventor
Robert BoschRobert Bosch
23 September 1861, Austrian, German
Entrepreneur, Inventor, Artisan

Ferdinand von ZeppelinFerdinand von Zeppelin
08 July 1838, German
Inventor

Isaac SingerIsaac Singer
27 October 1811, American
Actor, Inventor

Justus von LiebigJustus von Liebig
12 May 1803, German
Scientist

Auguste PiccardAuguste Piccard
28 January 1884, Swiss, American
Chemist
Willis CarrierWillis Carrier
26 November 1876, American
Engineer, Inventor

Mary AndersonMary Anderson
19 February 1866, American
inventor
James W. MarshallJames W. Marshall
08 October 1810, American
Joiner, Carpenter

Josephine CochraneJosephine Cochrane
08 March 1839, American
inventor
Hugo GernsbackHugo Gernsback
16 August 1884, Luxembourgian, American
Inventor
Charles Proteus SteinmetzCharles Proteus Steinmetz
09 April 1865, German, American
Mathematician, Electrical engineer, Engineer,