Capricorn Engineers

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 1 John DeLorean

John DeLorean.
Famous As: Inventor, Engineer
Birthdate: January 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
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 James Watt

James Watt.
Famous As: Inventor of Steam Engine
Birthdate: January 19, 1736
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died: August 25, 1819
Eighteenth-century Scottish inventor James Watt developed the Newcomen steam engine, by inventing the Watt steam engine, which brough about the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. He also co-owned the firm Boulton and Watt and laid down concepts such as horsepower and the watt, the SI unit of power.
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 3 Hamza Bendelladj

Hamza Bendelladj.
Famous As: Computer engineer
Birthdate: January 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tizi Ouzou, Algeria

 4 Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos.
Famous As: Founder of
Birthdate: January 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

The founder and CEO of the multi-national technology company Amazon, Jeff Bezos is the wealthiest man in the world. Jeff, who left his lucrative job at an investment firm to fulfil his entrepreneurial ambition, also owns the newspaper, The Washington Post, and its affiliate publications along with a spaceflight company, Blue Origin.

 5 Martin Cooper

Martin Cooper.
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: December 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 6 Bjarne Stroustrup

Bjarne Stroustrup
Famous As: Computer scientist, Engineer, Scientist, Programmer, Writer, University teacher
Birthdate: December 30, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aarhus

 7 Thomas Massie

Thomas Massie
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: January 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia, United States

Conservative libertarian Republican Thomas Massie is the US Representative from Kentucky's 4th district. Born to a beer distributor, he studied mechanical engineering at MIT and also co-owned a start-up. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he earned Donald Trump’s ire when he opposed a stimulus package to boost the American economy.

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 8 Sandford Fleming

Sandford Fleming
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 7, 1827
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Died: July 22, 1915

 9 Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds.
Famous As: Software Engineer
Birthdate: December 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Helsinki
Finnish software engineer Linus Torvalds developed the open-source software Linux kernel, the Git system, and the scuba dive planning software Subsurface. Named to Time 100 and inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame, he has also written an autobiography. He is married to Finnish karate champion Tove Torvalds.

 10 Alfredo Ferrari

Alfredo Ferrari
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Modena
Died: June 30, 1956

 11 Tim Shaw

Tim Shaw
Famous As: Radio host
Birthdate: January 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: United Kingdom

Tim Shaw is a British TV presenter, radio host, and engineer. He is best known for conducting scientific experiments on the streets as part of his popular TV show Street Genius for the National Geographic channel. He is also known for his radio programs, such as Tim Shaw's Asylum for which he has won several awards.

 12 Tony Hoare

Tony Hoare
Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: January 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Tony Hoare is a British computer scientist who is credited with developing the sorting algorithm quicksort. He is also credited with developing Hoare logic, a formal system for verifying program correctness. Over the years, Tony Hoare has received several prestigious awards for his contribution to computer science.

 13 Charles Goodyear

Charles Goodyear
Famous As: Inventor, Chemist, Engineer
Birthdate: December 29, 1800
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Haven
Died: July 1, 1860

 14 Atticus Ross

Atticus Ross
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: England, UK

Atticus Ross is an English musician, composer, record producer, audio engineer, and songwriter. He is best known for his work with Trent Reznor; the duo has won prestigious awards, such as an Oscar for Best Original Score and a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. Ross has also won a Golden Globe for his work in Soul.

 15 Owsley Stanley

Owsley Stanley
Famous As: Chemist, Engineer, Audio engineer
Birthdate: January 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kentucky
Died: March 12, 2011

 16 Nevil Shute

Nevil Shute
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 17, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ealing, Middlesex , England
Died: January 12, 1960

British-Australian novelist Nevil Shute was also an aeronautical engineer and had fought in World War I. Of the 25 books he had penned throughout his lifetime, On the Beach remains one of the most notable. Most of his works reflected his cynicism regarding humanity in a war-ravaged society.

 17 Joseph M. Juran

Joseph M. Juran
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: December 24, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brăila, Romania
Died: February 28, 2008

 18 Marco Minnemann

Marco Minnemann
Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: December 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hannover, Germany

 19 George Cayley

George Cayley
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: December 27, 1773
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Scarborough, England
Died: December 15, 1857

British engineer and inventor George Cayley was a pioneer of aeronautics and aviation. He designed the world’s first glider that could successfully carry a human being. He was also a prominent Whig and had contributed to the formation of what is now known as the University of Westminster.

 20 Don Norman

Don Norman
Famous As: Engineer, Computer scientist, Psychologist, Writer
Birthdate: December 25, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: United States of America

 21 Scotty Moore

Scotty Moore
Famous As: Guitarist, Audio engineer
Birthdate: December 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gadsden
Died: June 28, 2016

 22 Joseph Strauss

Joseph Strauss
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 9, 1870
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: May 16, 1938

 23 Tommy Flowers

Tommy Flowers
Famous As: Technician, Engineer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: December 22, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Poplar
Died: October 28, 1998

Born to a bricklayer in London’s East End, Tommy Flowers completed his studies in electrical engineering attending night classes while working as an apprentice during the day. He developed Max Newman’s model of a machine that had the potential to decipher German codes and turned it into his Colossus computer.

 24 Yang Xiaobo

Yang Xiaobo
Famous As: Structural Engineer
Birthdate: December 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tianmen, China
Died: January 28, 2020

Yang Xiaobo had been the mayor of Huangshi and was a qualified structural engineer. He also boasted of an MBA from the U.S. The Chinese Communist Party member, who had also been the president of the Central South Architectural Design Institute, died of COVID-19-induced pneumonia in Wuhan in 2020.

 25 Gustave Whitehead

Gustave Whitehead
Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer
Birthdate: January 1, 1874
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leutershausen
Died: October 10, 1927

 26 Phil Ramone

Phil Ramone
Famous As: Record producer, Audio engineer, Composer, Music executive, Violinist
Birthdate: January 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: South Africa
Died: March 30, 2013

 27 Krishna Bharat

Krishna Bharat
Famous As: computer scientist, engineer
Birthdate: January 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bangalore

 28 Ray Dolby

Ray Dolby
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: September 12, 2013

 29 Kevin A. Lynch

Kevin A. Lynch
Famous As: architect, university teacher
Birthdate: January 7, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: April 25, 1984

 30 John Garand

John Garand
Famous As: Designer
Birthdate: January 1, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Rémi, Quebec, Canada
Died: February 16, 1974

One of his parents’ 12 children, Canadian-born John Garand moved to the U.S. with his father and siblings after his mother’s death. He went from working in a textile mill as a child to creating the semi-automatic rifle M1 Garand, used widely by the U.S. military in World War II.

 31 Hugh Lofting

Hugh Lofting
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 14, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Died: September 26, 1947

 32 Wael Ghonim

Wael Ghonim
Famous As: Computer Engineer
Birthdate: December 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

 33 Martin Birch

Martin Birch
Famous As: Sound Engineer
Birthdate: December 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: United Kingdom

Initially an audio engineer, Martin Birch, known as a master of hard rock, later produced 10 Iron Maiden albums. He also worked with artists such as Fleetwood Mac and Deep Purple. Interestingly, the cause of his death, at age 71, was not disclosed to the public.

 34 Zora Arkus-Duntov

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

 35 Rodney Brooks

Rodney Brooks
Famous As: Roboticist
Birthdate: December 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

 36 Robin Guthrie

Robin Guthrie
Famous As: Record producer, Composer, Audio engineer, Songwriter
Birthdate: January 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Grangemouth

 37 Andrew Coyne

Andrew Coyne
Famous As: Columnist, Editor
Birthdate: December 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ottawa

 38 Étienne Lenoir

Étienne Lenoir
Famous As: Inventor, Engineer
Birthdate: January 12, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Luxembourg
Died: August 4, 1900

 39 Robert Scoble

Robert Scoble
Famous As: Blogger, Writer, Computer scientist, Podcaster
Birthdate: January 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Jersey

 40 Franz Josef Popp

Franz Josef Popp
Famous As: Engineer, Manager, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 14, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: July 29, 1954

 41 Madman Muntz

Madman Muntz
Famous As: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Electrical engineer, Engineer
Birthdate: January 3, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Elgin
Died: June 21, 1987

 42 Abraham-Louis Breguet

Abraham-Louis Breguet
Famous As: Horologist
Birthdate: January 10, 1747
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Died: September 17, 1823

 43 Alexander Parkes

Alexander Parkes
Famous As: Inventor, Chemist, Engineer
Birthdate: December 29, 1813
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: June 29, 1890

 44 Camille Jordan

Camille Jordan
Famous As: Mathematician, Engineer, Professor
Birthdate: January 5, 1838
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lyon
Died: January 22, 1922

 45 Allan Alcorn

Allan Alcorn
Famous As: Computer scientist, Engineer
Birthdate: January 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco

 46 Bruce Fairbairn

Bruce Fairbairn
Famous As: Musician, Engineer, Audio engineer, Trumpeter, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: December 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vancouver
Died: May 17, 1999

 47 Raghunath Anant Mashelkar

Raghunath Anant Mashelkar
Famous As: Engineer, Scientist
Birthdate: January 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Goa

Deeply connected with Indian innovation movement, Raghunath Anant Mashelkar is especially known for his contributions to transport phenomena. Throughout his career, he had held important positions, including the post of the Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. He also chaired many important national committees, investigating diverse issues like drug regulatory system and national auto fuel policy.

 48 David Braben

David Braben
Famous As: Entrepreneur, Programmer, Engineer, Game designer
Birthdate: January 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Basford

Born to a physicist, David Braben was naturally fond of math and science in childhood. He later turned his childhood love for video games into the video-game company Frontier Developments, best known for its Elite series of games. He has also earned honors such as the OBE.

 49 Agner Krarup Erlang

Agner Krarup Erlang
Famous As: Mathematician, Engineer, Statistician
Birthdate: January 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: February 3, 1929

 50 Vasily Degtyaryov

Vasily Degtyaryov
Famous As: Russian engineer
Birthdate: January 2, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: January 16, 1949