Aquarius Engineers

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Vitalik Buterin
(Computer scientist)
Vitalik Buterin
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Birthdate: January 31, 1994
Birthplace: Kolomna, Russia
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Thomas Edison
(Inventor of Phonograph, Motion Picture Camera and Early Version of the Electric Light Bulb)
Thomas Edison
209
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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David Baszucki
(Entrepreneur)
David Baszucki
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Birthdate: January 20, 1963
Birthplace: Canada

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.

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Guido van Rossum
(Dutch Programmer Known for Creating the 'Python' Programming Language)
Guido van Rossum
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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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Douglas Engelbart
4
Birthdate: January 25, 1925
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: July 2, 2013
 6 
Mike Markkula
(Businessman)
Mike Markkula
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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.

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Lotfi A. Zadeh
(Mathematician)
Lotfi A. Zadeh
3
Birthdate: February 4, 1921
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
Died: September 6, 2017
 8 
Harry Nyquist
(Physicist, Computer scientist, Engineer, Statistician, Mathematician)
Harry Nyquist
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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.

 9 
Auguste Piccard
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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.

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Buzz Aldrin
(American Astronaut, Fighter Pilot and the Second Person to Set Foot on the Moon)
Buzz Aldrin
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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.
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Jensen Huang
(Entrepreneur)
Jensen Huang
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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
(Engineer, Writer, University teacher, Computer scientist)
Kevin Warwick
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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.

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Leslie Lamport
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, Programmer, Engineer, Writer)
Leslie Lamport
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Birthdate: February 7, 1941
Birthplace: New York City
 14 
Edith Clarke
(Electrical Engineer)
Edith Clarke
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Birthdate: February 10, 1883
Birthplace: Howard County
Died: October 29, 1959
 15 
Andrew Kehoe
(Spree killer)
Andrew Kehoe
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Birthdate: February 1, 1872
Birthplace: Tecumseh
Died: May 18, 1927
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Wilhelm Maybach
(German Automobile Designer Known for Designing the Initial Mercedes Cars, and Founder of 'Maybach')
Wilhelm Maybach
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Birthdate: February 9, 1846
Birthplace: Heilbronn
Died: December 29, 1929

German engineer and auto designer Wilhelm Maybach once earned the nickname The King of Designers. He collaborated with Gottlieb Daimler and formed Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft, eventually designing the first Mercedes automobiles. He and his son later started an aircraft engine company. In 1996, he was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

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Yukio Hatoyama
(Politician, Engineer)
Yukio Hatoyama
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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.

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Marcel Dassault
(Politician, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Aerospace engineer, Inventor, Screenwriter)
Marcel Dassault
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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.

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Hugo Junkers
(Engineer)
Hugo Junkers
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Birthdate: February 3, 1859
Birthplace: Rheydt, Rhine Province, Kingdom of Prussia
Died: February 3, 1935
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Filipe Nyusi
(Engineer, Politician)
Filipe Nyusi
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Birthdate: February 12, 1959
Birthplace: Mueda, Mozambique
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Henry M. Leland
(American Machinist, Inventor, Automotive Entrepreneur and Founder of Automotive Brands ‘Cadillac’ and ‘Lincoln')
Henry M. Leland
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Birthdate: February 16, 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.

 22 
An Wang
(Co-founder of Wang Laboratories)
An Wang
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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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Terry Date
(Record producer, Engineer, Audio engineer, Composer)
Terry Date
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Birthdate: January 31, 1956
Birthplace: Lansing
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Ludwig Prandtl
(Physicist, Mechanical engineer, University teacher)
Ludwig Prandtl
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Birthdate: February 4, 1875
Birthplace: Freising
Died: August 15, 1953
 25 
Ken Adam
(Scenographer, Production designer)
Ken Adam
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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.

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Antony C. Sutton
(Economist, Engineer, Historian, University teacher)
Antony C. Sutton
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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.

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Gerald Jay Sussman
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, Engineer, University teacher)
Gerald Jay Sussman
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Birthdate: February 8, 1947
Birthplace: United States of America
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Gottfried Feder
(One of the Early Key Members of the Nazi Party)
Gottfried Feder
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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.

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Pavel Florensky
(Theologian)
Pavel Florensky
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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.

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Umberto Nobile
(Explorer, Aerospace engineer, Politician, Military personnel)
Umberto Nobile
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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.

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Clément Ader
(engineer, inventor, aerospace engineer)
Clément Ader
2
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.

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Isamu Akasaki
(Japanese Physicist and Engineer Who Won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics)
Isamu Akasaki
2
Birthdate: January 30, 1929
Birthplace: Chiran, Kagoshima, Japan
Died: April 1, 2021

Isamu Akasaki was a Japanese physicist and engineer. Isamu, who specializes in semiconductor technology, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2014 along with Shuji Nakamura and Hiroshi Amano. Isamu Akasaki also won other prestigious awards like the Kyoto Prize, IEEE Edison Medal, Charles Stark Draper Prize, and Asia Game Changer Award.

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Ernst Heinrich Heinkel
(Aeronautical engineer)
Ernst Heinrich Heinkel
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Birthdate: January 24, 1888
Birthplace: Grunbach, Germany
Died: January 30, 1958
 34 
Brad Fitzpatrick
(Programmer)
Brad Fitzpatrick
2
Birthdate: February 5, 1980
Birthplace: Iowa
 35 
Luis A. Ferre
(Engineer)
Luis A. Ferre
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Birthdate: February 17, 1904
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: October 20, 2003
 36 
Monte Cook
(Writer, Novelist)
Monte Cook
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Birthdate: January 29, 1968
Birthplace: Watertown
 37 
John Henry Holland
(Engineer, Psychologist, Scientist, University teacher, Computer scientist)
John Henry Holland
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Birthdate: February 2, 1929
Birthplace: Fort Wayne
Died: August 9, 2015
 38 
Octave Chanute
(American Civil Engineer and Aviation Pioneer Known for Designing and Building the 'Hannibal Bridge')
Octave Chanute
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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.

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Scott Guthrie
(Vice President of the Cloud and AI group in Microsoft)
Scott Guthrie
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Birthdate: February 6, 1975
Birthplace: United States
 40 
Lawrence Hargrave
(Inventor & Explorer)
Lawrence Hargrave
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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.
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Wolfgang von Kempelen
(Author and inventor, known for his chess-playing "automaton" hoax The Turk and for his speaking machine)
Wolfgang von Kempelen
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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.

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Ralph Modjeski
(Civil Engineer)
Ralph Modjeski
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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.

Nicholas Ridley, Baron Ridley of Liddesdale
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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.

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David Parnas
(Computer scientist, Engineer)
David Parnas
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Birthdate: February 10, 1941
Birthplace: Canada
 45 
Bernd Pischetsrieder
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Birthdate: February 15, 1948
Birthplace: Munich
 46 
Allen B. DuMont
(American Electronics Engineer, Scientist and Inventor Best Known for Improvements to the 'Cathode Ray Tube')
Allen B. DuMont
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Birthdate: January 29, 1901
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 14, 1965

DuMont Television Network founder Allen B. DuMont is remembered for his development of the first commercial cathode-ray tube, later used as a receiver for the modern-day TV. He had first developed an interest in electronics while reading books on the subject while bedridden due to polio as a child.

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Charles Petzold
(Programmer, Writer, Computer scientist)
Charles Petzold
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Birthdate: February 2, 1953
Birthplace: New Brunswick
 48 
Hans Ledwinka
(Engineer, Entrepreneur)
Hans Ledwinka
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Birthdate: February 14, 1878
Birthplace: Klosterneuburg
Died: March 2, 1967

Austrian automobile designer and manufacturer Hans Ledwinka is remembered for his numerous patents and inventions, the most prominent of them all being the backbone chassis mechanism, which he incorporated in Tatra vehicles. He was jailed after being accused of collaborating with German forces during World War II.

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C. H. Douglas
(British Engineer and Pioneer of the Social Credit Economic Reform Movement)
C. H. Douglas
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Birthdate: January 20, 1879
Birthplace: Edgeley, Stockport, England
Died: September 29, 1952

Recognized as the pioneer of the social credit economic reform movement, Major Clifford Hugh Douglas was an engineer by professional. His interest turned to economics when he noticed that the weekly total costs of goods was greater than the sums paid to workers, leading to his development of the social credit theory, which encompasses economics, political science, history, and accounting.

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Balthasar Neumann
(Architect and military artillery engineer who developed a refined brand of Baroque architecture)
Balthasar Neumann
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Birthdate: January 27, 1687
Birthplace: Cheb, Czechia
Died: August 19, 1753