Aquarius Engineers

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 1 Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei
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Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: February 15, 1564
Birthplace: Pisa, Italy
Died: January 8, 1642

An Italian astronomer, engineer, and physicist, Galileo Galilei is widely regarded as the father of observational astronomy, the father of the scientific method, the father of modern physics, and the father of modern science. He is credited with popularizing the telescope, which changed the course of history.

 2 Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik Buterin
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Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: January 31, 1994
Birthplace: Kolomna, Russia

 3 Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison
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Famous As: Inventor of Phonograph & Motion Picture Camera
Birthdate: February 11, 1847
Birthplace: Milan, Ohio, United States
Died: October 18, 1931

Described as America’s greatest inventor, Thomas Edison’s legacy is an everlasting one. He was the first to help make the incandescent light bulb commercially viable, even though he was not the first inventor of it. Quadruplex telegraph, phonograph, motion picture camera and the alkaline storage battery are some the many innovations that made him a worldwide phenomenon and an icon.

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 4 Guido van Rossum

Guido van Rossum
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Famous As: Creator of the Python programming language
Birthdate: January 31, 1956
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Dutch programmer Guido van Rossum is known as the inventor of the Python programming language. He has also worked with Google and Dropbox earlier. In November 2020, he announced he announced his decision to join the Developer Division of Microsoft. He has won several honors, such as the NLUUG Award.
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 5 David Baszucki

David Baszucki
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 20, 1963

David Baszucki is a Canadian-born American entrepreneur and inventor. He is credited with co-founding the Roblox Corporation, for which he also serves as the CEO. He is also credited with co-founding Knowledge Revolution, a company which was obtained by MSC Software in 1998. In 2017 and 2018, Baszucki was named one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs.

 6 Tadeusz Kościuszko

Tadeusz Kościuszko
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Famous As: Statesman, Engineer
Birthdate: January 31, 1746
Birthplace: Mieračoŭščyna
Died: October 15, 1817

Tadeusz Kościuszko was a Polish-Lithuanian statesman, military leader, and military engineer. Thanks to his participation in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth's fight against Prussia and Russia and his role in the American Revolutionary War, Tadeusz Kościuszko is widely regarded as a national hero in the United States, Poland, Belarus, and Lithuania.

 7 Douglas Engelbart

Douglas Engelbart
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 25, 1925
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: July 2, 2013
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 8 Mike Markkula

Mike Markkula
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: February 11, 1942
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Former Intel marketing manager Mike Markkula was able to retire at 32 with millions in his bank, owing to his intelligent stock trading decisions. He later became an angel investor for Steve Jobs’s Apple and also the company’s second CEO. He was later also associated with companies such as Echelon.

 9 Auguste Piccard

Auguste Piccard
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: January 28, 1884
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: January 28, 1963

Swiss-born Belgian physicist Auguste Piccard is best remembered for his research on the Earth’s upper stratosphere. He designed his own ships to explore the depth of the seas and also built balloons to study cosmic rays. His bathyscaphe remains one of his best-known inventions. He also co-discovered the magnetocaloric effect.

 10 Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin
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Famous As: Fighter pilot, Astronaut, Engineer
Birthdate: January 20, 1930
Birthplace: Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Buzz Aldrin became the second person to set foot on the Moon, as the pilot of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, 19 minutes after Neil Armstrong stepped on the Moon, on July 21, 1969. Aldrin has also been a U.S. Air Force officer and flew fighter jets in the Korean War.

 11 Jensen Huang

Jensen Huang
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 17, 1963
Birthplace: Tainan, Taiwan

Jensen Huang is a Taiwanese-American electrical engineer and businessman. He is credited with co-founding an American multinational technology company named Nvidia Corporation where he currently serves as president and CEO. Jensen Huang is also known for his philanthropic efforts; he donated US$30 million to Stanford University and $2 million to Oneida Baptist Institute.

 12 Kevin Warwick

Kevin Warwick
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Famous As: Engineer, Writer, University teacher, Computer scientist
Birthdate: February 9, 1954
Birthplace: Coventry

A professor at the Coventry and Reading universities, engineer Kevin Warwicke specializes in artificial intelligence, robotics, and biomedical engineering. One of his most interesting research interests is the possibility of creating cyborgs, which has earned him the nickname Captain Cyborg. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from several universities.

 13 Edith Clarke

Edith Clarke
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Famous As: Electrical Engineer
Birthdate: February 10, 1883
Birthplace: Howard County
Died: October 29, 1959

 14 Harry Nyquist

Harry Nyquist
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Famous As: Physicist, Computer scientist, Engineer, Statistician, Mathematician
Birthdate: February 7, 1889
Birthplace: Kil Municipality
Died: April 4, 1976

Harry Nyquist was a Swedish electronic engineer and physicist best remembered for his contributions to communication theory. His work earned him many prestigious awards such as the IRE Medal of Honor, the Stuart Ballantine Medal, and the Rufus Oldenburger Medal. Harry Nyquist is also remembered for his association with Bell Telephone Laboratories.

 15 Roberta Williams

Roberta Williams
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Famous As: Writer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: February 16, 1953
Birthplace: La Verne

 16 Andrew Kehoe

Andrew Kehoe
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Famous As: Spree killer
Birthdate: February 1, 1872
Birthplace: Tecumseh
Died: May 18, 1927

 17 Leslie Lamport

Leslie Lamport
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Famous As: Mathematician, Computer scientist, Programmer, Engineer, Writer
Birthdate: February 7, 1941
Birthplace: New York City

 18 Lotfi A. Zadeh

Lotfi A. Zadeh
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: February 4, 1921
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
Died: September 6, 2017

 19 Wilhelm Maybach

Wilhelm Maybach
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Famous As: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor
Birthdate: February 9, 1846
Birthplace: Heilbronn
Died: December 29, 1929

 20 Niklaus Wirth

Niklaus Wirth
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Famous As: Computer Scientist
Birthdate: February 15, 1934
Birthplace: Winterthur, Switzerland

Turing Award-winning Swiss computer scientist Niklaus Wirth revolutionized information technology with his invention of computer languages such as ALGOL-W, PASCAL, and MODULA. He has also taught at Stanford and ETH Zürich and penned a number of books on algorithms and data structures. He has also popularized Wirth's law.

 21 Yukio Hatoyama

Yukio Hatoyama
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Famous As: Politician, Engineer
Birthdate: February 11, 1947
Birthplace: Bunkyō, Tokyo

Born into a family of Japanese politicians that has been compared to the Kennedy family of the U.S., Yukio Hatoyama has served as Japan’s prime minister and as the Democratic Party president. An engineer, who later obtained a PhD from Stanford, he has also taught at a few universities earlier.

 22 Marcel Dassault

Marcel Dassault
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Famous As: Politician, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Aerospace engineer, Inventor, Screenwriter
Birthdate: January 22, 1892
Birthplace: Paris
Died: April 18, 1986

Marcel Dassault was a French industrialist and engineer. He played an important role during the First World War when he developed a type of aircraft propeller which was used by the French army. In 1916, he worked with Louis Coroller and Henry Potez to form a company named Société d'Études Aéronautiques in order to manufacture the SEA series of fighters.

 23 Hugo Junkers

Hugo Junkers
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: February 3, 1859
Birthplace: Rheydt, Rhine Province, Kingdom of Prussia
Died: February 3, 1935

 24 Filipe Nyusi

Filipe Nyusi
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Famous As: Engineer, Politician
Birthdate: February 12, 1959
Birthplace: Mueda, Mozambique

 25 Ken Adam

Ken Adam
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Famous As: Scenographer, Production designer
Birthdate: February 5, 1921
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: March 10, 2016

A master production designer, Ken Adam won his first Academy Award for his work in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon. While working as a flight lieutenant during World War II, he had earned the nickname Heinie the Tank-buster. He is also remembered for his sets in a number of James Bond films.

 26 Antony C. Sutton

Antony C. Sutton
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Famous As: Economist, Engineer, Historian, University teacher
Birthdate: February 14, 1925
Birthplace: London
Died: June 17, 2002

British-American researcher, historian, economist, writer and professor Antony Cyril Sutton served as a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution for War, Revolution and Peace and as a professor of economics at California State University, Los Angeles. He authored 25 books and is best-known for his book America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones.

 27 Henry M. Leland

Henry M. Leland
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Famous As: Machinist
Birthdate: February 14, 1843
Birthplace: Vermont, United States
Died: March 26, 1932

While initially working in the machine plants and firearms industries, Henry M. Leland gradually mastered the art of toolmaking and manufacturing. He later revolutionized the auto industry and was the man behind the car brands Cadillac and Lincoln. He introduced inventions such as the electric starter and the V-8 engine.

 28 An Wang

An Wang
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Famous As: Co-founder of Wang Laboratories
Birthdate: February 7, 1920
Birthplace: Shanghai, China,
Died: March 24, 1990

Born in Shanghai, An Wang studied electrical engineering before moving to Harvard to get his PhD. The Wang Laboratories co-founder is remembered for inventing the magnetic core memory, which was the main component of computers till the invention of the microchip. He also developed many word-processing systems.

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 29 Terry Date

Terry Date
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Famous As: Record producer, Engineer, Audio engineer, Composer
Birthdate: January 31, 1956
Birthplace: Lansing

 30 Ludwig Prandtl

Ludwig Prandtl
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Famous As: Physicist, Mechanical engineer, University teacher
Birthdate: February 4, 1875
Birthplace: Freising
Died: August 15, 1953

 31 Gerald Jay Sussman

Gerald Jay Sussman
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Famous As: Mathematician, Computer scientist, Engineer, University teacher
Birthdate: February 8, 1947
Birthplace: United States of America

 32 Umberto Nobile

Umberto Nobile
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Famous As: Explorer, Aerospace engineer, Politician, Military personnel
Birthdate: January 21, 1885
Birthplace: Naples
Died: July 30, 1978

Umberto Nobile was an Italian aeronautical engineer, Arctic explorer, and aviator. A developer of semi-rigid airships, Nobile is best remembered for designing the airship Norge, which was the first airship to fly across the polar ice cap between America and Europe. Umberto Nobile is also credited with designing and piloting the airship Italia, which belonged to the Italian Air Force.

 33 Pavel Florensky

Pavel Florensky
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: January 22, 1882
Birthplace: Yevlakh, Azerbaijan
Died: December 8, 1943

Russian theologian Pavel Florensky is best remembered for his essay The Pillar and the Ground of Truth. During Stalin’s regime and amid a phase of national atheism, he was sent to jail and also banished to Siberia for his religious beliefs, which he refused to renounce.

 34 Clément Ader

Clément Ader
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Famous As: engineer, inventor, aerospace engineer
Birthdate: February 4, 1841
Birthplace: Muret
Died: March 5, 1925

Clément Ader was a French engineer and inventor best remembered for his pioneering work in aviation. Widely regarded as the father of aviation in France, Clément Ader is still revered for his early powered-flight efforts. His aircraft models are still displayed at Paris' Musée des Arts et Métiers.

 35 Isamu Akasaki

Isamu Akasaki
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 30, 1929
Birthplace: Chiran, Kawanabe District, Kagoshima Prefecture

 36 Brad Fitzpatrick

Brad Fitzpatrick
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Famous As: Programmer
Birthdate: February 5, 1980
Birthplace: Iowa

 37 Ernst Heinrich Heinkel

Ernst Heinrich Heinkel
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Famous As: Aeronautical engineer
Birthdate: January 24, 1888
Birthplace: Grunbach, Germany
Died: January 30, 1958

 38 Monte Cook

Monte Cook
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Famous As: Writer, Novelist
Birthdate: January 29, 1968
Birthplace: Watertown

 39 John Henry Holland

John Henry Holland
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Famous As: Engineer, Psychologist, Scientist, University teacher, Computer scientist
Birthdate: February 2, 1929
Birthplace: Fort Wayne
Died: August 9, 2015

 40 Octave Chanute

Octave Chanute
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Famous As: Civil engineer
Birthdate: February 18, 1832
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 23, 1910

Octave Chanute was a French-American aviation pioneer and civil engineer. He is credited with helping budding enthusiasts like the Wright brothers by providing them with help and advice. He also helped publicize their flying experiments. At the time of his death, Octave Chanute was referred to as the father of aviation.

 41 Gottfried Feder

Gottfried Feder
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Famous As: One of the Early Key Members of the Nazi Party
Birthdate: January 27, 1883
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: September 24, 1941

Gottfried Feder was a German economist and civil engineer. One of the most important members of the Nazi Party, Feder served as the party's economic theoretician during its formative years. In 1919, Gottfried Feder delivered one of his most famous lectures that lured Adolf Hitler into the Nazi Party.

 42 Luis A. Ferre

Luis A. Ferre
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: February 17, 1904
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: October 20, 2003

 43 Scott Guthrie

Scott Guthrie
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Famous As: Programmer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: February 6, 1975

 44 Lawrence Hargrave

Lawrence Hargrave
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Famous As: Inventor & Explorer
Birthdate: January 29, 1850
Birthplace: Greenwich
Died: July 14, 1915
Australian aeronautical engineer Lawrence Hargrave is best remembered for inventing the box kite, or the cellular kite. He went on several expeditions at sea before devoting himself to aeronautics. His initial monoplane models were built after detailed research on the flight of insects and birds.

 45 Wolfgang von Kempelen

Wolfgang von Kempelen
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Famous As: Author and inventor, known for his chess-playing "automaton" hoax The Turk and for his speaking machine
Birthdate: January 23, 1734
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: March 26, 1804

Known as an eccentric thinker, Wolfgang von Kempelen is best remembered for his automatic chess-playing machine The Turk and his speaking machine. The Turk eventually turned out to be a hoax, designed by Kempelen to impress Maria Theresa, the Austrian Empress, and had human chess players operating it.

 46 Jean Piccard

Jean Piccard
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: January 28, 1884
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: January 28, 1963

Swiss-born American chemist Jean Piccard and academic had been associated with various institutes, such as the universities of Chicago, Minnesota, and Lausanne. He was also a passionate balloonist and conducted balloon flights for his research on cosmic rays and the stratosphere. He also collaborated with his balloonist wife on many inventions.

 47 Ralph Modjeski

Ralph Modjeski
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Famous As: Civil Engineer
Birthdate: January 27, 1861
Birthplace: Bochnia, Poland
Died: June 26, 1940

Born to actor Helena Modjeska, Polish-American engineer Ralph Modjeski was a talented pianist in his younger days. He later worked on the railroad bridge across the Mississippi and also re-designed the Quebec Bridge after a major disaster. Over his illustrious career, he had designed over 50 major bridges.

 48 David Parnas

David Parnas
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Famous As: Computer scientist, Engineer
Birthdate: February 10, 1941
Birthplace: Canada

 49 Nicholas Ridley, Baron Ridley of Liddesdale

Nicholas Ridley, Baron Ridley of Liddesdale
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 17, 1929
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Died: March 4, 1993

British Conservative Nicholas Ridley, or Baron Ridley of Liddesdale, was born into aristocracy and received an elite education at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford. He held several significant posts, such as the secretary of state for the environment and was a major supporter of Thatcherism.

 50 Bernd Pischetsrieder

Bernd Pischetsrieder
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: February 15, 1948
Birthplace: Munich