Find out more about the greatest 20th Century Engineers, including Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Sundar Pichai, Steve Wozniak and Howard Hughes.
Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong
05 August 1930, American
Astronaut
Elon MuskElon Musk
28 June 1971, Canadian, American, South African
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964, American
Founder of Amazon.com

Buzz AldrinBuzz Aldrin
20 January 1930, American
American engineer

Bill GatesBill Gates
28 October 1955, American
Co-Founder of Microssoft

Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla
10 July 1856, Austrian, American
Inventor, Father of Radio
Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972, Indian, American
CEO of Google Inc

Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905, American
Entrepreneur, Investor

John McAfeeJohn McAfee
18 September 1945, American
Computer Programmer

Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak
11 August 1950, American
Co-founder of Apple Computer (Apple Inc.)
Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
19 August 1967, American
CEO of Microsoft

Tim CookTim Cook
01 November 1960, American
CEO of Apple Inc.
Markus PerssonMarkus Persson
01 June 1979, Swedish
Video Game Programmer & Designer

Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
19 November 1976, American
Co-Founder of Twitter

N. R. Narayana MurthyN. R. Narayana Murthy
20 August 1946, Indian
Founder of Infosys
John DeLoreanJohn DeLorean
06 January 1925, American
Inventor, Engineer

Ren ZhengfeiRen Zhengfei
25 October 1944, Chinese
CEO of Huawei
Linus TorvaldsLinus Torvalds
28 December 1969, Finnish, American
Software Engineer

Shiva AyyaduraiShiva Ayyadurai
02 December 1963, Indian
Inventor of Email

Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt
27 April 1955, American
Former CEO of Google
Kim Dotcom Kim Dotcom
21 January 1974, German, Finnish
Entrepreneur, Programmer, Hacker

Jan KoumJan Koum
24 February 1976, American
CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp
Ma HuatengMa Huateng
29 October 1971, Chinese
CEO of Tencent

Paul DiracPaul Dirac
08 August 1902, British
Physicist

Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
31 January 1956, Dutch
Programmer

Garrett CampGarrett Camp
04 October 1978, Canadian
Innovator & Entrepreneurs
Amar BoseAmar Bose
02 November 1929, American
Electrical Engineer and Sound Engineer
E. SreedharanE. Sreedharan
12 June 1932, Indian
Metro Man

Nandan NilekaniNandan Nilekani
02 June 1955, Indian
Founder of Infosys

Tommy RettigTommy Rettig
10 December 1941, American
Child Actor

Jerry Yang Jerry Yang
06 November 1968, American
Co-founder of Yahoo! Inc.
Kai-Fu LeeKai-Fu Lee
03 December 1961, Taiwanese
Computer Scientist

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John BardeenJohn Bardeen
23 May 1908, American
Nobel Laureate in Physics

Robert NoyceRobert Noyce
12 December 1927, American
Co-inventor of the integrated circuit

David BaszuckiDavid Baszucki
20 January 1963, Canadian
Entrepreneur

Jack KilbyJack Kilby
08 November 1923, American
Inventor of integrated circuit
Ray TomlinsonRay Tomlinson
23 April 1941, American
Inventor of the First Email System

Mo IbrahimMo Ibrahim
03 May 1946, British
Entrepreneur
Dennis GaborDennis Gabor
05 June 1900, Hungarian
Father of Holography

Franklin DiazFranklin Chang Díaz
05 April 1950, Chinese, Costa Rican, American
Former NASA Astronaut

José Napoleón DuarteJosé Napoleón Duarte
23 November 1925, Salvadoran
Salvadoran Political figure
Valdas AdamkusValdas Adamkus
03 November 1926, Lithuanian
Former President of Lithuania

Godfrey HounsfieldGodfrey Hounsfield
28 August 1919, British
Developer of X-ray computed tomography
An WangAn Wang
07 February 1920, Chinese, American
Co-founder of Wang Laboratories

Kitaw EjiguKitaw Ejigu
25 February 1948, Ethiopian
Space Scientist

Kumar Bhattacharyya, Baron BhattacharyyaKumar Bhattacharyya, Baron Bhattacharyya
06 June 1940, British
Life peer

Evan WilliamsEvan Williams
31 March 1972, American
Co-founder of Blogger & Twitter

Ayodele AwojobiAyodele Awojobi
12 March 1937, Nigerien
Academic
Bjarni TryggvasonBjarni Tryggvason
21 September 1945, Canadian, Icelander
Astronaut

Henry GannettHenry Gannett
24 August 1846, American
Geographers, Explorers

W. Edwards DemingWilliam Edwards Deming
14 October 1900, American
Statistician, Electrical Engineer

George Reginald StarrGeorge Reginald Starr
06 April 1904, British
Secret agent during World War II
Daniel FredinburgDaniel Fredinburg
08 September 1981, American
Google X Engineer

Fred C KochFred C Koch
23 September 1900, American
Chemical Engineer, Entrepreneur
Gene KranzGene Kranz
17 August 1933, American
Officer, Engineer

Dieter ZetscheDieter Zetsche
05 May 1953, German
Engineer, Businessperson, Merchant, Entrepreneur

Lisa NowakLisa Nowak
10 May 1963, American
Naval flight officer, Astronaut, Engineer, Test
Carol VordermanCarol Vorderman
24 December 1960, British
Television presenter, Journalist, Engineer

John CarmackJohn Carmack
20 August 1970, American
Chief technology officer, Aerospace engineer,
Wally SchirraWally Schirra
12 March 1923, American
United States Naval Aviator, Astronaut,

Gordon CooperGordon Cooper
06 March 1927, American
Officer, Astronaut, Test pilot, Aerospace

Max YasgurMax Yasgur
15 December 1919, American
Farmer
Denis ThatcherDenis Thatcher
10 May 1915, British
Entrepreneur, Engineer

Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
16 March 1953, American
Programmer, Computer scientist, Lecturer, Blogger,
Gary GygaxGary Gygax
27 July 1938, American
Writer, Novelist, Publisher, Game designer

Alexis TsiprasAlexis Tsipras
28 July 1974, Greek
Politician, Civil engineer

Alan ParsonsAlan Parsons
20 December 1948, British
Composer, Musician, Record producer

Anwar al-AwlakiAnwar al-Awlaki
22 April 1971, American, Yemeni
Engineer
Steven WilsonSteven Wilson
03 November 1967
Engineer, Guitarist, Audio engineer, Singer,
Edd ChinaEdd China
09 May 1971, British
Television presenter, Journalist, Engineer

Julie PayetteJulie Payette
20 October 1963, Canadian
Astronaut, Engineer

Ed BoonEd Boon
22 February 1964, American
Programmer, Engineer, Screenwriter, Computer

Sergei KrikalevSergei Krikalev
27 August 1958, Russian
Astronaut, Engineer
Viktor YanukovychViktor Yanukovych
09 July 1950, Ukrainian
Politician, Engineer, Economist, Racecar driver

George HotzGeorge Hotz
02 October 1989, American
Blogger, Programmer, Computer scientist

Claude ShannonClaude Shannon
30 April 1916, American
Mathematician, Cryptographer, Computer scientist,

Ferruccio LamborghiniFerruccio Lamborghini
28 April 1916, Italian
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Mechanic, Racecar driver

Loni LoveLoni Love
12 July 1971, American
Comedian
Bo WelchBo Welch
30 November 1951, American
Film director, Screenwriter

Dieter RamsDieter Rams
20 May 1932, German
Architect, Designer, University teacher
Vannevar BushVannevar Bush
11 March 1890, American
Scientist, Engineer, Politician, University

Abdul Qadeer KhanAbdul Qadeer Khan
01 April 1936, Indian, Pakistani
Physicist, Engineer, Scientist, Metallurgist,

Steve AlbiniSteve Albini
22 July 1962, American
Record producer, Singer, Engineer, Audio engineer,
Brendan EichBrendan Eich
04 July 1961, American
computer scientist, programmer, chief technology

Bernhard Caesar EinsteinBernhard Caesar Einstein
10 July 1930, Swiss, American
Physicist, Engineer
Gianni AgnelliGianni Agnelli
12 March 1921, Italian
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Politician, Businessperson

Saif al-Islam GaddafiSaif al-Islam Gaddafi
25 June 1972, Libyan
Politician, Engineer, Architect

Bjarne StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
30 December 1950, Danish
Computer scientist, Engineer, Scientist,

Edsger W. DijkstraEdsger W. Dijkstra
11 May 1930, Dutch
Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist,
Owsley StanleyOwsley Stanley
19 January 1935, American
Chemist, Engineer, Audio engineer

Peter MolyneuxPeter Molyneux
05 May 1959, British
Game programmer, Engineer, Programmer, Game
Abu Hamza al-MasriAbu Hamza al-Masri
15 April 1958, Egyptian
Civil engineer, Engineer, Preacher

Piero FerrariPiero Ferrari
22 May 1945, Italian
Entrepreneur, Engineer
Liviu DragneaLiviu Dragnea
28 October 1962, Romanian
Engineer, Politician

Harold CampingHarold Camping
19 July 1921, American
Radio personality, Civil engineer
Renzo PianoRenzo Piano
14 September 1937, Italian
Architect, Politician