Imagine the world sans Thomas Alva Edison, Alfred Nobel, Alexander Graham Bell Louis Pasteur or Joseph Gayetty? There would have been no light bulb, no dynamite, no telephone, no pasteurization and no toilet paper even! Hard to believe isn’t it? These things that have been a regular part of our existence today have evolved over the years but they were first invented by scientists’ way back in the 19th century. And not just this, 19th century was home to a long list of other eminent scientists, Samuel Morse who invented the telegraph and Morse Code, John Froehlich who gave the world its first as powered tractor, Luther Burbank who discovered hundreds of new plant varieties, Humphry Davy who is best known for discovering sodium, potassium calcium and first electric light and so on. Did you know Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction in 1831 and Christian Doppler gave the world knowledge about the Doppler Effect in 1842? When James Clark Maxwell defined the theory of electromagnetism, the world saw physics in new light. Check this section to know more about famous 19th century scientists.
Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein

14 March 1879

German,American

Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla

10 July 1856

American

Srinivasa RamanujanSrinivasa Ramanujan

22 December 1887

Indian

Marie CurieMarie Curie

07 November 1867

Polish

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin

12 February 1809

British

Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell

03 March 1847

Canadian,Scottish

Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace

10 December 1815

British

George Washington CarverGeorge Washington Carver

01 January 1864

American

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell

18 May 1872

British,Welsh

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll

27 January 1832

British

Louis PasteurLouis Pasteur

27 December 1822

French

Heinrich HertzHeinrich Hertz

22 February 1857

German

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Gregor MendelGregor Mendel

22 July 1822

Austrian

Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming

06 August 1881

British,Scottish

Niels BohrNiels Bohr

07 October 1885

Danish

Alfred NobelAlfred Nobel

21 October 1833

Swedish

Erwin SchrödingerErwin Schrödinger

12 August 1887

Austrian

Dmitri MendeleevDmitri Mendeleev

08 February 1834

Russian

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Ernest RutherfordErnest Rutherford

30 August 1871

New Zealander,British

Salim AliSalim Ali

12 November 1896

Indian

J J ThompsonJ. J. Thomson

18 December 1856

British

Jagadish Chandra BoseJagadish Chandra Bose

30 November 1858

Indian

Guglielmo MarconiGuglielmo Marconi

25 April 1874

Italian

Max PlanckMax Planck

23 April 1858

German

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Maria MontessoriMaria Montessori

31 August 1870

Italian

Alfred WegenerAlfred Wegener

01 November 1880

German

Satyendra Nath BoseSatyendra Nath Bose

01 January 1894

Indian

Alfred Russel WallaceAlfred Russel Wallace

08 January 1823

British

John Logie BairdJohn Logie Baird

13 August 1888

British,Scottish

Robert KochRobert Koch

11 December 1843

German

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G. H. HardyG. H. Hardy

07 February 1877

British

Samuel ColtSamuel Colt

19 July 1814

American

Alfred KinseyAlfred Kinsey

23 June 1894

American

Pierre-Simon LaplacePierre-Simon Laplace

23 March 1749

French

Fritz HaberFritz Haber

09 December 1868

German

Emmy NoetherEmmy Noether

23 March 1882

German

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David HilbertDavid Hilbert

23 January 1862

German

Pierre CuriePierre Curie

15 May 1859

French

Wilhelm WundtWilhelm Wundt

16 August 1832

German

Georg CantorGeorg Cantor

03 March 1845

German,Russian

Max BornMax Born

11 December 1882

German

Joseph ListerJoseph Lister

05 April 1827

British

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Irène Joliot-CurieIrène Joliot-Curie

12 September 1897

French

Georges LemaîtreGeorges Lemaître

17 July 1894

Belgian

Ernst HaeckelErnst Haeckel

16 February 1834

German

George BooleGeorge Boole

02 November 1815

British

William HerschelWilliam Herschel

15 November 1738

German,British

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Alfred North WhiteheadAlfred North Whitehead

15 February 1861

British,American

James ChadwickJames Chadwick

20 October 1891

British

Bernhard RiemannBernhard Riemann

17 September 1826

German

Frederick BantingFrederick Banting

14 November 1891

Canadian

Percy Lavon JulianPercy Lavon Julian

11 April 1899

American

Thomas Henry HuxleyThomas Henry Huxley

04 May 1825

British

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Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann

20 February 1844

Austrian

Svante ArrheniusSvante Arrhenius

19 February 1859

Swedish

Lise MeitnerLise Meitner

07 November 1878

Austrian

James Prescott JouleJames Prescott Joule

24 December 1818

British

Henry MoseleyHenry Moseley

23 November 1887

British

Otto HahnOtto Hahn

08 March 1879

German

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Prasanta Chandra MahalanobisPrasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

29 June 1893

Indian

Joseph FourierJoseph Fourier

21 March 1768

French

Paul EhrlichPaul Ehrlich

14 March 1854

German

Chaim WeizmannChaim Weizmann

27 November 1874

British

Louis de BroglieLouis de Broglie

15 August 1892

French

Otto Heinrich WarburgOtto Heinrich Warburg

08 October 1883

German

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Hermann von HelmholtzHermann von Helmholtz

31 August 1821

German

Sophie GermainSophie Germain

01 April 1776

French

C.V. RamanC.V. Raman

07 November 1888

Indian

Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold

11 January 1887

American

William OslerWilliam Osler

12 July 1849

Canadian

Konstantin TsiolkovskyKonstantin Tsiolkovsky

17 September 1857

Russian

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Meghnad SahaMeghnad Saha

06 October 1893

Indian

Trofim LysenkoTrofim Lysenko

29 September 1898

Russian

Augustin-Louis CauchyAugustin-Louis Cauchy

21 August 1789

French

Hendrik LorentzHendrik Lorentz

18 July 1853

Dutch

Henri BecquerelHenri Becquerel

15 December 1852

French

Arthur EddingtonArthur Eddington

28 December 1882

British

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Thomas Hunt MorganThomas Hunt Morgan

25 September 1866

American

Gustav KirchhoffGustav Kirchhoff

12 March 1824

German

Santiago Ramón y CajalSantiago Ramón y Cajal

01 May 1852

Spanish