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 1 Nikola Tesla

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.

 2 Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison
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Famous As: Inventor, Businessman
Birthdate: February 11, 1847
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
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.

 3 Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Investor
Birthdate: December 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: April 5, 1976

A multi-talented personality, Howard Hughes was one of the richest person of his time. A business tycoon, he made big investments in films and aviation industry. Passionate about flying, he set numerous flying records, and also risked his own life in process. Howard Hughes who inherited his family business and became millionaire at the age of 18, was later on troubled with mental illness and turned recluse.

 4 Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak
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Famous As: Co-founder of Apple Computer (Apple Inc.)
Birthdate: August 11, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Widely recognized as one of the two important pioneers of the personal computer revolution, Steve Wozniak is credited with co-founding Apple Inc. along with Steve Jobs. Not surprisingly, he has been described as one of the men that changed the course of history through technology. Apart from being a programmer and technology entrepreneur, Steve Wozniak is also a well-known philanthropist.

 5 Orville Wright

Orville Wright
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Famous As: Co-inventor of First Successful Airplane
Birthdate: August 19, 1871
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: January 30, 1948

Orville Wright was an aviation pioneer who alongside his brother, Wilbur, built and flew the world's first successful motor-operated airplane, the Wright Flyer, a heavier-than-air aircraft. The three-axis control system developed by the brothers remains standard on fixed-wing aircraft of all kinds. Orville also served on the board of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).

 6 Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh
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Famous As: Aviator, Inventor & Author
Birthdate: February 4, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 26, 1974
Charles Lindbergh shot to fame after completing the first solo, and the longest, trans-Atlantic flight, in 1927. In his later years, his son’s highly publicized kidnapping and murder broke him completely. He also participated in World War II and worked on inventions that made flight navigation and heart surgeries easier.

 7 Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee
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Famous As: Inventor of the World Wide Web
Birthdate: June 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

Widely known as ten inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee made the first communication between an HTTP client and server through the internet in 1989. He is associated with various organizations, such as the W3C and the World Wide Web Foundation, and has received the knighthood, too.

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 8 Alexander Graham Bell

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.

 9 Lori Greiner

Lori Greiner
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: December 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 10 Mike Lindell

Mike Lindell
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: June 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 11 Gary Burghoff

Gary Burghoff
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 12 George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver
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Famous As: Scientist & Inventor
Birthdate: January 1, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: January 5, 1943
Agricultural scientist George Washington Carver is best remembered for promoting crops that were alternative to cotton, such as peanuts and sweet potatoes. He invented ways to prevent soil depletion and developed scores of products made from peanuts, including paints and cosmetics. He won numerous honors, such as the Spingarn Medal.

 13 William Moulton Marston

William Moulton Marston
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: May 9, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: May 2, 1947

 14 Mikhail Kalashnikov

Mikhail Kalashnikov
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Famous As: Inventor of AK-47 Assault Rifle
Birthdate: November 10, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Russian
Died: December 23, 2013

 15 John G. Trump

John G. Trump
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: August 21, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: February 21, 1985

 16 John Harvey Kellogg

John Harvey Kellogg
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Famous As: Doctor, Inventor
Birthdate: February 26, 1852
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: December 14, 1943

 17 George Westinghouse

George Westinghouse
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: October 6, 1846
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: March 12, 1914

 18 Les Paul

Les Paul
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Famous As: Guitarist, Banjoist, Inventor, Jazz musician, Jazz guitarist, Radio personality, Musical instrument maker
Birthdate: June 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: August 13, 2009

 19 James Watt

James Watt
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Famous As: Inventor of Steam Engine
Birthdate: January 19, 1736
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Scottish
Died: August 25, 1819

 20 Sergey Pavlovich Korolyov

Sergey Pavlovich Korolyov
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: January 1, 1907
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Russian
Died: January 14, 1966

 21 Jack Parsons

Jack Parsons
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Famous As: Researcher
Birthdate: October 2, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: June 17, 1952

 22 Masamune

Masamune
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Famous As: Swordsmith
Birthdate: 1264 AD
Nationality: Japanese
Died: 1343 AD

 23 Raymond Kurzweil

Raymond  Kurzweil
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Famous As: Futurist, Entrepreneur, Inventor
Birthdate: February 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 24 Lewis Howard Latimer

Lewis Howard Latimer
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: September 4, 1848
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: December 11, 1928
Lewis Howard Latimer was born to former slaves and went on to become a skilled patent draftsman. He had worked with Alexander Graham Bell on the patent of his telephone, and with the Edison Electric Light Company. He had also invented a modification of the process of making carbon filaments. 

 25 William Kamkwamba

William Kamkwamba
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: August 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Malawian

 26 Joseph-Ignace Guillotin

Joseph-Ignace Guillotin
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Famous As: Physician, Politician, Inventor
Birthdate: May 28, 1738
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French
Died: March 26, 1814

 27 Hero of Alexandria

Hero of Alexandria
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Famous As: Inventor, Mathematician
Birthdate: 0010 AD
Nationality: Egyptian, Greek
Died: 0070 AD

 28 Eli Whitney

Eli Whitney
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Famous As: American inventor
Birthdate: December 8, 1765
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: January 8, 1825

 29 John Pemberton

John Pemberton
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Famous As: Pharmacist, Inventor, Chemist
Birthdate: July 8, 1831
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: August 16, 1888

 30 Zhuge Liang

Zhuge Liang
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Famous As: Military Strategist, Inventor
Birthdate: 0181 AD
Nationality: Chinese
Died: 0234 AD

 31 Henry J. Heinz

Henry J. Heinz
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: October 11, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: May 14, 1919

 32 Alessandro Volta

Alessandro Volta
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Famous As: Physicist, Inventor, University teacher
Birthdate: February 18, 1745
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: March 5, 1827

 33 Paul Winchell

Paul Winchell
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Famous As: Actor, Inventor, Voice actor, Television actor
Birthdate: December 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: June 24, 2005

 34 Erno Rubik

Erno Rubik
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: July 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Hungarian

 35 Rodney Mullen

Rodney Mullen
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Famous As: Skateboarder
Birthdate: August 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 36 Philo Farnsworth

Philo Farnsworth
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: August 19, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: March 11, 1971

 37 Elias Howe

Elias Howe
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Famous As: Inventor, Engineer
Birthdate: July 9, 1819
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: January 3, 1867

 38 Martin Cooper

Martin Cooper
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: December 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 39 Thomas Massie

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

 40 P. G. T. Beauregard

P. G. T. Beauregard
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Famous As: Military personnel, Artilleryman, Inventor, Writer, Politician
Birthdate: May 28, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: February 20, 1893

 41 Ole Kirk Christiansen

Ole Kirk Christiansen
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: April 1, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Danish
Died: March 11, 1958

 42 Caresse Crosby

Caresse Crosby
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Famous As: Publisher, Writer, Socialite, Poet, Memoirist, Journalist
Birthdate: April 20, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: January 26, 1970

 43 John B. Goodenough

John B. Goodenough
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: July 25, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: German

 44 Dean Kamen

Dean Kamen
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Famous As: Inventor of Segway PT
Birthdate: April 5, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 45 Rudolf Diesel

Rudolf Diesel
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Famous As: Inventor of Diesel Engine
Birthdate: March 18, 1858
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German, French
Died: September 29, 1913

 46 Garrett Morgan

Garrett Morgan
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: March 4, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: July 27, 1963

 47 Alberto Santos-Dumont

Alberto Santos-Dumont
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Famous As: Aviator, Inventor, Balloonist
Birthdate: July 20, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Brazilian
Died: July 23, 1932

 48 Moondog

Moondog
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: September 8, 1999

 49 Gerald Bull

Gerald Bull
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Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Inventor
Birthdate: March 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian
Died: March 22, 1990

 50 Nicéphore Niépce

Nicéphore Niépce
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Famous As: Creator of World's First Permanent Photographic Image
Birthdate: March 7, 1765
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French
Died: July 5, 1833
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