Electrical Engineers

Electrical engineering may refer to a particular branch of engineering that is related to the study of electricity, electromagnetism, the designing of circuitry equipment, machine control, power generation and electronics. Electrical engineering became a subject of academic interest to the scientific community, during the 17th century and one of the first electrical engineers known to the world was, William Gilbert. This field basically refers to the practical applications of electricity, which evolved and intensified during the 19th century, after commercialization. Electrical engineering coves a wide spectrum of other branches like, digital computer technologies, signal processing, telecommunications, power engineering, control systems and electronic engineering among many others. The field of electrical engineering also has many sub-disciplines and some of them include, power engineering, control engineering, radio frequency engineering, electronic engineering, microelectronics and instrumentation engineering among many others. The field of electrical engineering is one of the most challenging, rapidly growing and exciting fields to work in or study, as it has proven to make a significant impact in the modern society. Here is a list of the world’s most famous electrical engineers, learn more fascinating facts and details about them with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

 1 Elon Musk

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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor
Birthdate: June 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian, American, South African

Entrepreneur, engineer and industrial designer, Elon Musk, is famous as founder of the electronic payment firm PayPal, and the SpaceX spacecraft company. He is also the CEO of Tesla Motors. Elon Musk has plans to revolutionize transportation on earth as well as to space through futuristic technology.

 2 Jeff Bezos

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Famous As: Founder of Amazon.com
Birthdate: January 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

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.

 3 Nikola Tesla

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Famous As: Inventor, Father of Radio
Birthdate: July 10, 1856
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Austrian, American
Died: January 7, 1943

Inventor, engineer and futurist, Nikola Tesla, is best remembered for his contribution to the development of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. A prolific inventor, he had around 300 patents for his inventions. Even though he earned a considerable amount of money, he had poor money management skills and died a poor man.

 4 Grant Imahara

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Famous As: Electrical engineer
Birthdate: October 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Japanese, American

 5 Alexander Graham Bell

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Famous As: Inventor of Telephone
Birthdate: March 3, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian, Scottish
Died: August 2, 1922

Alexander Graham Bell was a scientist, inventor, and engineer. He is credited with inventing the first functional telephone. He is also credited with co-founding America's major telephone company AT&T, which has been going strong since 1885. Bell's later life was marked by his groundbreaking work in aeronautics, hydrofoils, and optical telecommunications. He was also an ardent supporter of compulsory sterilization.

 6 Satya Nadella

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Famous As: CEO of Microsoft
Birthdate: August 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Satya Nadella is an Indian-American business executive, currently serving as the chief executive officer of Microsoft. Since he became CEO, the company has seen a 27% annual growth rate. Born in India to a Telugu-speaking family, Nadella serves as an inspiration to millions of Indians who nurse 'The American Dream'.

 7 N. R. Narayana Murthy

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Famous As: Founder of Infosys
Birthdate: August 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

N. R. Narayana Murthy is an Indian businessman who is credited with co-founding one of the most popular and successful Indian multinational corporations, Infosys. While Fortune magazine named him as one of the 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time, Time magazine called him the father of the Indian IT sector. Murthy serves as an inspiration to aspiring businessmen in India.

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 8 Lisa Su

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Taiwanese, American

 9 Srinidhi Shetty

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 10 Jensen Huang

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Taiwanese, American
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 11 Judith Resnik

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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: April 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: January 28, 1986

 12 Amar Bose

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Famous As: Electrical Engineer and Sound Engineer
Birthdate: November 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: July 12, 2013

 13 Paul Dirac

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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: August 8, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: October 20, 1984

 14 William Edwards Deming

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Famous As: Statistician, Electrical Engineer
Birthdate: October 14, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: December 20, 1993

 15 W. Edwards Deming

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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: October 14, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: December 20, 1993

 16 Loni Love

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 17 Garrett Camp

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Famous As: Innovator & Entrepreneurs
Birthdate: October 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian

 18 John Logie Baird

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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 13, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British, Scottish
Died: June 14, 1946

 19 Mikhail Botvinnik

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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: August 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Russian
Died: May 5, 1995

 20 Martin Eberhard

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 21 Thomas Massie

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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: January 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 22 Ellen Ochoa

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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: May 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 23 Ginni Rometty

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Famous As: Businesswomen
Birthdate: July 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 24 John Bardeen

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Famous As: Nobel Laureate in Physics
Birthdate: May 23, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: January 30, 1991

 25 Douglas Engelbart

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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 25, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 2, 2013

 26 Nandan Nilekani

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Famous As: Founder of Infosys
Birthdate: June 2, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian

 27 Will Packer

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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: April 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 28 Bruce McCandless II

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Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: June 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: December 21, 2017

 29 Ray Tomlinson

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Famous As: Inventor of the First Email System
Birthdate: April 23, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: March 5, 2016

 30 Seymour Cray

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Famous As: Engineer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: September 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: October 5, 1996

 31 Jack Kilby

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Famous As: Inventor of integrated circuit
Birthdate: November 8, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: June 20, 2005

 32 Charles K. Kao

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Famous As: Electrical Engineer
Birthdate: November 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Chinese, British, American
Died: September 23, 2018

 33 Mo Ibrahim

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 34 Charles Proteus Steinmetz

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Famous As: Mathematician, Electrical engineer, Engineer, Scientist, Inventor
Birthdate: April 9, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German, American
Died: October 26, 1923

 35 Dennis Gabor

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Famous As: Father of Holography
Birthdate: June 5, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Hungarian
Died: February 8, 1979

 36 Edwin Howard Armstrong

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Famous As: Electrical engineer
Birthdate: December 18, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 1, 1954

 37 Harry Nyquist

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Famous As: Physicist, Computer scientist, Engineer, Statistician, Mathematician
Birthdate: February 7, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Swedish, American
Died: April 4, 1976

 38 Ante Markovic

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: November 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Bosnian, Croatian, Yugoslav
Died: November 28, 2011

 39 Jerry Yang

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Famous As: Co-founder of Yahoo! Inc.
Birthdate: November 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 40 John Ambrose Fleming

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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: November 29, 1849
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: April 18, 1945

 41 An Wang

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Famous As: Co-founder of Wang Laboratories
Birthdate: February 7, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Chinese, American
Died: March 24, 1990

 42 Godfrey Hounsfield

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Famous As: Developer of X-ray computed tomography
Birthdate: August 28, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: August 12, 2004

 43 H. J. Round

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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: June 2, 1881
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: August 17, 1966

 44 Steven Sasson

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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: July 4, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 45 Edith Clarke

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Famous As: Electrical Engineer
Birthdate: February 10, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: October 29, 1959

 46 J. Presper Eckert

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Famous As: Electrical engineer
Birthdate: April 9, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: June 3, 1995

 47 Pavel Florensky

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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: January 22, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Russian
Died: December 8, 1943

 48 Elihu Thomson

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Famous As: Engineer, Inventor
Birthdate: March 29, 1853
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: March 13, 1937

 49 Madman Muntz

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Famous As: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Electrical engineer, Engineer
Birthdate: January 3, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: June 21, 1987

 50 Frederick Emmons Terman

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Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: June 7, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: December 19, 1982
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