List of famous inventors & discoverers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Today you would not be reading this page had it not been for the inventions of the geniuses like Charles Babbage, Alan Turing, and Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee whose works formed the foundation for the modern computer system and internet. Inventors are the individuals who develop a process or a product for the first time while discoverers are those who observe a scientific or natural phenomenon for the first time. Inventors and discoverers from the beginning of civilization have made this world a richer and better place through their relentless scientific observations, studies and researches. Centuries ago Hans Lippershey invented the first telescope thus ushering in a new era in the field of space sciences.  What would have the world been like had it not been for Thomas Alva Edison, one of the most prolific inventors of all time? Can you imagine a world without electric lighting? The modern man is so dependent upon technology for communication and it is would have been possible without Graham Bell’s invention, the telephone, which set off newer inventions in the field of communication. Alexander Fleming might have discovered penicillin accidentally but there is no denying the fact that he revolutionized the world of modern medicine. Browse on to read more about the inventors and discoverers who changed the course of world history.

Explore our collection of Quotes By Famous Inventors & Discoverers

Elon Musk Elon Musk
Canadian, American, South African

Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla
Austrian, American

Hedy Lamarr Hedy Lamarr
Austrian, American

Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell
Canadian, Scottish

Leif Erikson Leif Erikson

Edd China Edd China

James Watt James Watt

Dean Kamen Dean Kamen
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Eli Whitney Eli Whitney

John Logie Baird John Logie Baird
British, Scottish

Hero of Alexandria Hero of Alexandria
Egyptian, Greek
Antonio Meucci Antonio Meucci
Italian, American

Rudolf Diesel Rudolf Diesel
German, French

Leo Fender Leo Fender

Leo Baekeland Leo Baekeland
Belgian, American

David Unaipon David Unaipon

Jack Kilby Jack Kilby

Dennis Gabor Dennis Gabor

An Wang An Wang
Chinese, American