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

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

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

Guglielmo MarconiGuglielmo Marconi
25 April 1874, Italian
Inventor
George WestinghouseGeorge Westinghouse
06 October 1846, American
Entrepreneur

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

Francis GaltonFrancis Galton
16 February 1822, British
Polymath

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

Auguste LumièreAuguste Lumière
19 October 1862, French
Inventor of cinematograph

Louis LumièreLouis Lumière
05 October 1864, French
Inventor of Cinematograph
Robert H. GoddardRobert H. Goddard
05 October 1882, American
Physicist

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

James ChadwickJames Chadwick
20 October 1891, British
Discoverer of Neutron

Garrett MorganGarrett Morgan
04 March 1877, American
Inventor
George EastmanGeorge Eastman
12 July 1854, American
Inventor of Roll Film

Rudolf DieselRudolf Diesel
18 March 1858, German, French
Inventor of Diesel Engine
Alberto Santos DumontAlberto Santos Dumont
20 July 1873, Brazilian
Brazilian aviator

Gottlieb DaimlerGottlieb Daimler
17 March 1834, German
Engineer

Nicéphore NiépceNicéphore Niépce
07 March 1765, French
Creator of World's First Permanent Photographic
Adolphe SaxAdolphe Sax
06 November 1814, Belgian
Inventor of Saxophone

Leo BaekelandLeo Baekeland
14 November 1863, Belgian, American
Chemist & Inventor
Antonio MeucciAntonio Meucci
13 April 1808, Italian, American
Inventor of voice-communication apparatus

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
Louis DaguerreLouis Daguerre
18 November 1787, French
Artist

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David UnaiponDavid Unaipon
28 September 1872, Australian
Preacher
Werner von SiemensWerner von Siemens
13 December 1816, German
Inventor

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

Cyrus McCormickCyrus McCormick
15 February 1809, American
Inventor of mechanical reaper
Lee de ForestLee de Forest
26 August 1873, American
Father of Radio
Henry BessemerHenry Bessemer
19 January 1813, British
Inventor

Granville WoodsGranville Woods
23 April 1856, American
Inventor

Emile BerlinerEmile Berliner
20 May 1851, American
Inventor

Sarah E. GoodeSarah E. Goode
1855 AD, 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

Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
10 February 1883, American
Electrical Engineer

Kirkpatrick MacmillanKirkpatrick Macmillan
02 September 1812, Scottish
Inventor of Pedal Bicycle
Wilbur WrightWilbur Wright
16 April 1867, American
 

Frank HornbyFrank Hornby
15 May 1863, British
Inventor
Francis William AstonFrancis William Aston
01 September 1877, British
Chemist & Physicist

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
Lawrence HargraveLawrence Hargrave
29 January 1850, Australian
Inventor & Explorer

Victor Francis HessVictor Francis Hess
24 June 1883, American
Discoverer of Cosmic Rays
Charles Martin HallCharles Martin Hall
06 December 1863, American
Inventor

Jozef MurgašJozef Murgaš
17 February 1864, Slovak
Inventor

Aurel StodolaAurel Stodola
10 May 1859, Slovak
Engineer

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

Katharine Burr BlodgettKatharine Burr Blodgett
10 January 1898, American
Scientist
Beulah Louise HenryBeulah Louise Henry
11 February 1887, American
Lady Edison

Mary WaltonMary Walton
1827 AD, American
Inventor

Olive DennisOlive Dennis
20 November 1885, American
Civil Engineer

John PembertonJohn Pemberton
08 July 1831, American
Pharmacist, Inventor, Chemist
Elias HoweElias Howe
09 July 1819, American
Inventor, Engineer

P. G. T. BeauregardP. G. T. Beauregard
28 May 1818, American
Military personnel, Artilleryman, Inventor,
Caresse CrosbyCaresse Crosby
20 April 1891, American
Publisher, Writer, Socialite, Poet, Memoirist,

Max FleischerMax Fleischer
19 July 1883, American
Animator

Alberto Santos-DumontAlberto Santos-Dumont
20 July 1873, Brazilian
Aviator, Inventor, Balloonist
Robert Watson-WattRobert Watson-Watt
13 April 1892, British, Scottish
Developer

Peter Carl FabergéPeter Carl Fabergé
18 May 1846, Russian
jeweller, inventor, artist
Joseph SwanJoseph Swan
31 October 1828, British
Chemist, Physicist, Inventor

Louis Le PrinceLouis Le Prince
28 August 1841, French
Inventor, Film director, Cinematographer

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

Royal RifeRoyal Rife
16 May 1888, American
Inventor
Theodore Miller EdisonTheodore Miller Edison
10 July 1898, American
Inventor

Clarence BirdseyeClarence Birdseye
09 December 1886, American
Inventor, Engineer

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

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

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

Elisha OtisElisha Otis
03 August 1811, American
Inventor, Technician

Hiram MaximHiram Maxim
05 February 1840, British, American
Inventor

Willis CarrierWillis Carrier
26 November 1876, American
Engineer, Inventor
William G. MorganWilliam G. Morgan
23 January 1870, American
Inventor, Teacher, Volleyball player,

Josephine CochraneJosephine Cochrane
08 March 1839, American
inventor
Percy SpencerPercy Spencer
09 July 1894, American
engineer, inventor

Hugo GernsbackHugo Gernsback
16 August 1884, Luxembourgian, American
Inventor
Wilhelm MaybachWilhelm Maybach
09 February 1846, German
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor
David Dunbar BuickDavid Dunbar Buick
17 September 1854, American, Scottish
Inventor