Automobile Engineers

Automobile engineers design and manufacture automobiles. Know about famous automobile engineers, such as John DeLorean, Ferdinand Porsche, Karl Benz, Soichiro Honda, Ettore Bugatti and many more.

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 1 John DeLorean

John DeLorean
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Famous As: Inventor, Engineer
Birthdate: January 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: March 19, 2005

John DeLorean was an American inventor and engineer. Highly regarded for his work at General Motors, John DeLorean was an influential figure in the US automobile industry. He is credited with founding the popular American automobile manufacturer, The DeLorean Motor Company. DeLorean’s life inspired a couple of documentary films, including Framing John DeLorean where he was played by Alec Baldwin.

 2 Ferdinand Porsche

Ferdinand Porsche
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Famous As: Founder of Porsche Automobile Company
Birthdate: September 3, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Austrian, German, Hungarian
Died: January 30, 1951

Ferdinand Porsche was an Austrian-German automotive engineer. He is credited with founding one of the most popular car companies in the world, Porsche AG. He is also credited with creating the Lohner-Porsche mixed hybrid, the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle. During World War II, Porsche was a prominent contributor to the German war effort.

 3 Karl Benz

Karl Benz
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 25, 1844
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: German
Died: April 4, 1929

 4 Gene Haas

Gene Haas
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: November 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 5 Soichiro Honda

Soichiro Honda
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: November 17, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese
Died: August 5, 1991

 6 Alan Mulally

Alan Mulally
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 7 Ettore Bugatti

Ettore Bugatti
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Famous As: Automobile Designer
Birthdate: September 15, 1881
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: French
Died: August 21, 1947
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 8 Walter Chrysler

Walter Chrysler
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Famous As: Business person
Birthdate: April 2, 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: August 18, 1940

 9 Ferdinand Piech

Ferdinand Piech
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: April 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Austrian
Died: August 25, 2019

 10 George Barris

George Barris
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Famous As: automotive designer
Birthdate: November 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: November 5, 2015
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 11 Marc Tarpenning

Marc Tarpenning
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: June 1, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 12 George Pullman

George Pullman
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: March 3, 1831
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: October 19, 1897

 13 Frederick McKinley Jones

Frederick McKinley Jones
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: May 17, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: February 21, 1961

 14 Harley Earl

Harley Earl
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Famous As: Automotive designer
Birthdate: November 22, 1893
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: April 10, 1969

 15 Zora Arkus-Duntov

Zora Arkus-Duntov
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Famous As: Engineer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: December 25, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Belgian, American
Died: April 21, 1996

 16 Henry M. Leland

Henry M. Leland
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Famous As: Machinist
Birthdate: February 14, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: March 26, 1932

 17 David Dunbar Buick

David Dunbar Buick
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: September 17, 1854
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American, Scottish
Died: March 5, 1929

 18 Auguste Piccard

Auguste Piccard
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: January 28, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Swiss, American
Died: January 28, 1963

 19 Giotto Bizzarrini

Giotto Bizzarrini
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Famous As: Italian engineer
Birthdate: June 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Italian

 20 Ivan Hirst

Ivan Hirst
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Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: March 1, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: March 10, 2000

 21 Emil Škoda

Emil Škoda
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: November 18, 1839
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Czech
Died: August 8, 1900

 22 Alexandre Darracq

Alexandre Darracq
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Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: November 10, 1855
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: November 2, 1931

 23 Frederick W. Lanchester

Frederick W. Lanchester
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: October 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: March 8, 1946

 24 Fritz von Opel

Fritz von Opel
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Famous As: Industrialist
Birthdate: May 4, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German
Died: April 8, 1971

 25 Charles F. Kettering

Charles F. Kettering
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Famous As: Inventor, Engineer & Businessman
Birthdate: August 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: November 25, 1958

 26 Gabriel Voisin

Gabriel Voisin
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: February 5, 1880
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: French
Died: December 25, 1973

 27 Dante Giacosa

Dante Giacosa
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Famous As: Automobile designer
Birthdate: January 3, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Italian
Died: March 31, 1996

 28 Vincent Bendix

Vincent Bendix
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: December 12, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: March 27, 1945

 29 Alexander Winton

Alexander Winton
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: June 20, 1860
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American, Scottish
Died: June 21, 1932

 30 J. Frank Duryea

J. Frank Duryea
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: October 8, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: February 15, 1967

 31 Fabio Taglioni

Fabio Taglioni
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: September 10, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Italian
Died: July 18, 2001

 32 Émile Levassor

Émile Levassor
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 21, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: French
Died: April 14, 1897

 33 Reem Al Marzouqi

Reem Al Marzouqi
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: September 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Emirati

 34 René Panhard

René Panhard
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: May 27, 1841
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French
Died: July 16, 1908

 35 Claude-François-Dorothée, marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans

Claude-François-Dorothée, marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: September 30, 1751
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French
Died: July 18, 1832

 36 Ed Donovan

Ed Donovan
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: 1928 AD
Nationality: American
Died: 1989 AD

 37 John Heinricy

John Heinricy
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: American
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