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
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

Alfred NobelAlfred Nobel
21 October 1833, Swedish

George Washington CarverGeorge Washington Carver
01 January 1864, American
Scientist & Inventor
John Harvey KelloggJohn Harvey Kellogg
26 February 1852, American
Doctor, Inventor

Guglielmo MarconiGuglielmo Marconi
25 April 1874, Italian
Inventor & Physicist

Dmitri MendeleevDmitri Mendeleev
08 February 1834, Russian
Inventor of Periodic Table
Wilhelm RontgenWilhelm Rontgen
27 March 1845, German
Winner of First Nobel Prize in Physics

George WestinghouseGeorge Westinghouse
06 October 1846, American
Francis GaltonFrancis Galton
16 February 1822, British

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

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

Robert H. GoddardRobert H. Goddard
05 October 1882, American

Adolphe SaxAdolphe Sax
06 November 1814, Belgian
Inventor of Saxophone
Louis BrailleLouis Braille
04 January 1809, French
Inventor of Braille

Lewis Howard LatimerLewis Howard Latimer
04 September 1848, American

Rudolf DieselRudolf Diesel
18 March 1858, German, French
Inventor of Diesel Engine

George EastmanGeorge Eastman
12 July 1854, American
Inventor of Roll Film
Gottlieb DaimlerGottlieb Daimler
17 March 1834, German

Antonio MeucciAntonio Meucci
13 April 1808, Italian, American
Inventor of voice-communication apparatus
Nicéphore NiépceNicéphore Niépce
07 March 1765, French
Creator of World's First Permanent Photographic

Garrett MorganGarrett Morgan
04 March 1877, American

Barnes WallisBarnes Wallis
26 September 1887, British
Inventor of Bouncing Bomb
Richard TrevithickRichard Trevithick
13 April 1771, British
Pioneer of steam-powered road & rail transport

Hermann von HelmholtzHermann von Helmholtz
31 August 1821, German
Physicist and Physician
Leo BaekelandLeo Baekeland
14 November 1863, Belgian, American
Chemist & Inventor

James ChadwickJames Chadwick
20 October 1891, British
Discoverer of Neutron

Louis DaguerreLouis Daguerre
18 November 1787, French
David UnaiponDavid Unaipon
28 September 1872, Australian

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Herman HollerithHerman Hollerith
29 February 1860, American
Father of modern automatic computation
Werner von SiemensWerner von Siemens
13 December 1816, German

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

Sarah E. GoodeSarah E. Goode
1855 AD, American

Granville WoodsGranville Woods
23 April 1856, American
Christopher Latham Sholes Christopher Latham Sholes
14 February 1819, American
Inventor of the QWERTY Keyboard
Lee de ForestLee de Forest
26 August 1873, American
Father of Radio

Charles F. KetteringCharles F. Kettering
29 August 1876, American
Inventor, Engineer & Businessman

Emile BerlinerEmile Berliner
20 May 1851, American

Henry BessemerHenry Bessemer
19 January 1813, British
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

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

Lawrence HargraveLawrence Hargrave
29 January 1850, Australian
Inventor & Explorer

Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
10 February 1883, American
Electrical Engineer
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

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

Charles Martin HallCharles Martin Hall
06 December 1863, American
Auguste LumièreAuguste Lumière
19 October 1862, French

Victor Francis HessVictor Francis Hess
24 June 1883, American
Discoverer of Cosmic Rays
Francis William AstonFrancis William Aston
01 September 1877, British
Chemist & Physicist

Paul Hermann MüllerPaul Hermann Müller
12 January 1899, Swiss

Alexander BainAlexander Bain
01 October 1811, Scottish
Inventor of Electric Clock

Frank HornbyFrank Hornby
15 May 1863, British

Wilbur WrightWilbur Wright
16 April 1867, American
Katharine Burr BlodgettKatharine Burr Blodgett
10 January 1898, American

Aurel StodolaAurel Stodola
10 May 1859, Slovak

Jozef MurgašJozef Murgaš
17 February 1864, Slovak

Mary WaltonMary Walton
1827 AD, American
Olive DennisOlive Dennis
20 November 1885, American
Civil Engineer

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

Jean-Baptist-Point Du SableJean-Baptist-Point Du Sable
1745 AD, Haitian, American

Marcel DassaultMarcel Dassault
22 January 1892, French
Politician, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Aerospace
Louis Le PrinceLouis Le Prince
28 August 1841, French
Inventor, Film director, Cinematographer

Alberto Santos-DumontAlberto Santos-Dumont
20 July 1873, Brazilian
Aviator, Inventor, Balloonist
Willis CarrierWillis Carrier
26 November 1876, American
Engineer, Inventor

Elias HoweElias Howe
09 July 1819, American
Inventor, Engineer

Royal RifeRoyal Rife
16 May 1888, American
Hiram MaximHiram Maxim
05 February 1840, British, American

Peter Carl FabergéPeter Carl Fabergé
18 May 1846, Russian
jeweller, inventor, artist
Max FleischerMax Fleischer
19 July 1883, American

Percy SpencerPercy Spencer
09 July 1894, American
engineer, inventor

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

Léon ThereminLéon Theremin
15 August 1896, Russian
Inventor, Engineer, Physicist, Scientist
William G. MorganWilliam G. Morgan
23 January 1870, American
Inventor, Teacher, Volleyball player,
Clarence BirdseyeClarence Birdseye
09 December 1886, American
Inventor, Engineer

Joseph-Michel MontgolfierJoseph-Michel Montgolfier
26 August 1740, French

Charles GoodyearCharles Goodyear
29 December 1800, American
Inventor, Chemist, Engineer

Theodore Miller EdisonTheodore Miller Edison
10 July 1898, American
Robert BoschRobert Bosch
23 September 1861, Austrian, German
Entrepreneur, Inventor, Artisan

Wilhelm MaybachWilhelm Maybach
09 February 1846, German
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor

Otto LilienthalOtto Lilienthal
23 May 1848, German
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Aviator, Inventor

Ferdinand von ZeppelinFerdinand von Zeppelin
08 July 1838, German

Elisha OtisElisha Otis
03 August 1811, American
Inventor, Technician
Hugo GernsbackHugo Gernsback
16 August 1884, Luxembourgian, American

Peter Cooper HewittPeter Cooper Hewitt
05 May 1861, American
Electrical Engineer
Mary AndersonMary Anderson
19 February 1866, American

Ransom Eli OldsRansom Eli Olds
03 June 1864, American
Automotive designer
Isaac SingerIsaac Singer
27 October 1811, American
Actor, Inventor
Joseph SwanJoseph Swan
31 October 1828, British
Chemist, Physicist, Inventor