Leo Engineers

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 1 Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak
Famous As: Co-founder of Apple Computer (Apple Inc.)
Birthdate: August 11, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

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.

 2 Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella
Famous As: Chairman & CEO of Microsoft
Birthdate: August 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hyderabad

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'.

 3 N. R. Narayana Murthy

N. R. Narayana Murthy
Famous As: Founder of Infosys
Birthdate: August 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mysore

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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 4 William Murdoch

William Murdoch
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 21, 1754
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lugar, Scotland
Died: November 15, 1839
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 5 Thomas Telford

Thomas Telford
Famous As: Civil Engineer
Birthdate: August 9, 1757
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Died: September 2, 1834

Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford had begun his career as a mason at 14, having lost his father in infancy. A self-taught architect, he was responsible for building many structures, including the Caledonian Canal and the Menai Suspension Bridge. Named The Colossus of Roads, he symbolized the Scottish Enlightenment.

 6 John Carmack

John Carmack
Famous As: Chief technology officer, Aerospace engineer, Programmer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: August 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kansas City

Computer-game developer John Carmack introduced pioneering innovations in the 3-D game arena. He specializes in first-person shooter games, such as Quake and Doom. The id Software founder had spent a year in a juvenile home and had later dropped out of university to become a freelance programmer.

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 7 Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong
Famous As: First Person To Walk On The Moon
Birthdate: August 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States
Died: August 25, 2012

The first person to walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong was an astronaut and aeronautical engineer. Prior to his trip to the Moon, he became NASA's first civilian astronaut to fly in space. After resigning from NASA, he taught in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He was a Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee.

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 8 John Logie Baird

John Logie Baird
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 13, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Helensburgh
Died: June 14, 1946

Scottish inventor, electrical engineer, and innovator, John Logie Baird, is best known for demonstrating a working TV system in 1926. He then went on to invent the first viable purely electronic color TV picture tube and founded the Baird Television Development Company. He was inducted into the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame in 2015.

 9 Gene Kranz

Gene Kranz
Famous As: Officer, Engineer
Birthdate: August 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toledo

 10 Henri Fayol

Henri Fayol
Famous As: Industrialist, Management Thinker
Birthdate: July 29, 1841
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Died: November 19, 1925

Henri Fayol was a French mining engineer, author, mining executive, and director of mines. He is credited with developing a theory of business administration called Fayolism. Along with Frederick Winslow Taylor, Henri Fayol is credited with founding modern management methods.

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 11 Alexis Tsipras

Alexis Tsipras
Famous As: Politician, Civil engineer
Birthdate: July 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Athens

 12 Ginni Rometty

Ginni Rometty
Famous As: Businesswomen
Birthdate: July 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Former IBM CEO Ginni Rometty was named to the World's Top 50 Women in Tech by Forbes in 2018. She led IBM through its conversion to a leading data company. The Northwestern University alumna has also earned the Edison Achievement Award. She became part of Time 100 in 2012.

 13 Tim Schafer

Tim Schafer
Famous As: Engineer, Programmer, Video game developer
Birthdate: July 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sonoma

 14 Demis Hassabis

Demis Hassabis
Famous As: Engineer, Chess player
Birthdate: July 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London

Demis Hassabis is a British neuroscientist, artificial intelligence (AI) researcher, entrepreneur, and video game designer. He is credited with co-founding DeepMind for which he is currently serving as the chief executive officer. Over the years, he has won several prestigious awards, such as the Mullard Award. In 2017, he was named among the 100 most influential people in Time 100.

 15 Giorgetto Giugiaro

Giorgetto Giugiaro
Famous As: Automobile Designer
Birthdate: August 7, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Garessio, Piedmont, Italy

 16 Alan Mulally

Alan Mulally
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oakland, California, U.S.
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 17 Clive Sinclair

Clive Sinclair
Famous As: Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor, Computer scientist
Birthdate: July 30, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Surrey

A consumer electronics pioneer, entrepreneur Clive Sinclair began his business venture selling radio and amplifier kits. He went on to launch the word’s first pocket calculator and later also worked on products such as digital watches and pocket TV. He is a fan of poker and is a Mensa member.

 18 Leslie Groves

Leslie Groves
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 17, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: July 13, 1970

US Army officer Leslie Groves is best remembered for his association with the Manhattan Project, which was aimed at developing atom bombs during World War II. He was also in-charge of building a place to house the War Department’s staff in a structure that later became the Pentagon.

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 19 Henry Ford

Henry Ford
Famous As: Industrialist
Birthdate: July 30, 1863
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Greenfield Township, Michigan, United States
Died: April 7, 1947

Business magnate and founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford is credited to have made the automobile an accessible conveyance for Americans in the 20th century. Following the success of his company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He also became known for his pacifism during the first years of World War I.

 20 Jacques Piccard

Jacques Piccard
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: July 28, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brussels
Died: November 1, 2008
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 21 Giovanni Agnelli

Giovanni Agnelli
Famous As: Entrepreneur, Engineer, Businessperson, Racecar driver
Birthdate: August 13, 1866
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Villar Perosa
Died: December 16, 1945

 22 Mikhail Botvinnik

Mikhail Botvinnik
Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: August 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Repino, Russia
Died: May 5, 1995

Soviet chess player Mikhail Botvinnik was a three-time World Champion. At 14, he defeated the reigning world champion José Raúl Capablanca in an exhibition match. He was also a skilled computer engineer. He adopted a scientific approach to chess and penned several books on chess, too.

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 23 Sonu Sood

Sonu Sood
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moga, Punjab, India

Sonu Sood is an Indian film actor, producer, and humanitarian. He has played important roles in films of various languages. A well-known philanthropist, Sonu Sood helped save many lives during the COVID-19 pandemic for which he was presented the SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award. He is also credited with establishing the Sood Charity Foundation which aims at helping those in need.

 24 Frank J. Sprague

Frank J. Sprague
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: July 25, 1857
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milford
Died: October 25, 1934
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 25 Pierre Charles L'Enfant

Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 2, 1754
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 14, 1825
Born to a famous French painter in Paris, Pierre Charles L'Enfant later joined the rebels in American Revolutionary War. While working as a military engineer in the U.S., he changed his name from Pierre to Peter. He was hired by George Washington to design the L'Enfant Plan for establishing Washington D.C.

 26 Michael J. Massimino

Michael J. Massimino
Famous As: Engineer, Astronaut
Birthdate: August 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City

 27 Geoffrey de Havilland

Geoffrey de Havilland
Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Test pilot, Aviator, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 27, 1882
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: High Wycombe
Died: May 21, 1965

Aviation pioneer and aircraft designer Geoffrey de Havilland is best remembered for his double-engine warplane Mosquito and the jet airliner Comet. He was part of the Royal Flying Corps and had been knighted for his achievements. He was also the founder of the De Havilland Aircraft Company.

 28 Neel Kashkari

Neel Kashkari
Famous As: Investment banker, Politician
Birthdate: July 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
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 29 Elisha Gray

Elisha Gray
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 2, 1835
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barnesville
Died: January 21, 1901

 30 Bob Behnken

Bob Behnken
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: July 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Ann, Missouri, United States

NASA astronaut Bob Behnken has also served as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He was the mission specialist on both the STS-123 and STS-130 space flights. The Air Force Achievement Medal winner is married to astronaut K. Megan McArthur. He also holds a radio license.

 31 Stuart Roosa

Stuart Roosa
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: August 16, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Durango, Colorado, United States
Died: December 12, 1994

 32 Anna Murphy

Anna Murphy
Famous As: Musician and audio engineer
Birthdate: August 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lucerne, Switzerland

 33 Charles Darrow

Charles Darrow
Famous As: Inventor, Publisher, Patent inventor
Birthdate: August 10, 1889
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: August 29, 1967

 34 Pierre Schaeffer

Pierre Schaeffer
Famous As: Composer, Radio personality, Engineer, Musicologist, Music educator, Music theorist, Music critic, Record producer
Birthdate: August 14, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nancy
Died: August 19, 1995

Pierre Schaeffer was a French composer, musicologist, writer, engineer, broadcaster, and acoustician. Schaeffer is credited with founding Groupe de Recherche de Musique Concrète. Schaeffer's innovative work in communications, acoustics, and literature as well as his anti-nuclear activism earned him widespread recognition. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential electronic musicians of all time.

 35 Campbell Newman

Campbell Newman
Famous As: Civil engineer, Engineer, Politician
Birthdate: August 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Canberra

Liberal National Party leader and former Premier of Queensland Campbell Newman was born into a family of politicians and senators from Tasmania. After serving the Australian Army for 13 years, he bagged civil engineering and MBA degrees. As the mayor of Brisbane, he was named the world’s fifth-best mayor.

 36 John Ericsson

John Ericsson
Famous As: Engineer, Military personnel
Birthdate: July 31, 1803
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Långban
Died: March 8, 1889

 37 Xeni Jardin

Xeni Jardin
Famous As: journalist
Birthdate: August 5, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Richmond

 38 Sidney Harman

Sidney Harman
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: April 12, 2011
Sidney Harman was an engineer and businessman who also served as the U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce in 1977-1978. The Canadian-born American engineer was the publisher of Newsweek after purchasing the magazine for one dollar in 2010. He began the high-fidelity industry with the founding of Harman/Kardon, Inc. in 1952 and is known for the Quality of Working Life programs.

 39 Robert Dudley

Robert Dudley
Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: August 7, 1574
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Richmond Palace, Surrey, England
Died: September 6, 1649

 40 John Hopkinson

John Hopkinson
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: July 27, 1849
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: August 27, 1898

The son of a mechanical engineer, John Hopkinson followed in his father’s footsteps. Remembered for his research on alternating current, the British engineer and physicist developed the three-wire system for distributing electricity. He died in a mountaineering accident in the Alps, along with three of his six children.

 41 Rupert Neve

Rupert Neve
Famous As: Engineer, Audio engineer
Birthdate: July 31, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newton Abbot

A pioneer in the design of audio recording equipments, Arthur Rupert Neve began his career designing public address systems, recording speakers and singers on lacquer discs. He later started his own business, designing analog recording and audio mixing equipments, .establishing Neve Electronics, Focusrite, AMS Neve, and finally Rupert Neve Designs.  Many of his long-discontinued products are now considered collectors' items.

 42 Felix Wankel

Felix Wankel
Famous As: Inventor, Engineer, Politician
Birthdate: August 13, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lahr
Died: October 9, 1988

 43 Cleve Moler

Cleve Moler
Famous As: Mathematician, Programmer, Engineer, University teacher, Computer scientist
Birthdate: August 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salt Lake City

 44 Luigi Colani

Luigi Colani
Famous As: Architect, Engineer, University teacher
Birthdate: August 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin

 45 Alfred Aho

Alfred Aho
Famous As: Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer
Birthdate: August 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Timmins

Alfred Aho is a Canadian computer scientist. He is best known for his work on compilers, programming languages, and related algorithms. He is the author of several popular textbooks on the art and science of computer programming. Along with his long-time collaborator Jeffrey Ullman, he was awarded the 2020 Turing Award, one of the most prestigious awards in computer science. 

 46 Léon Theremin

Léon Theremin
Famous As: Inventor, Engineer, Physicist, Scientist
Birthdate: August 15, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
Died: November 3, 1993

 47 William Kennedy Dickson

William Kennedy Dickson
Famous As: Inventor, Film director, Film producer, Cinematographer, Actor, Photographer, Engineer
Birthdate: August 3, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: France
Died: September 28, 1935

William Kennedy Dickson was a Scottish inventor best remembered for his association with Thomas Alva Edison. Dickson invented a motion picture camera when he was working under Thomas Edison. William Kennedy Dickson is also credited with directing The Dickson Experimental Sound Film which was the first film to use the Kinetophone.

 48 Ludvig Nobel

Ludvig Nobel
Famous As: Entrepreneur, Engineer, Philanthropist
Birthdate: July 27, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stockholm
Died: April 12, 1888

 49 Robert Thirsk

Robert Thirsk
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: August 17, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Westminster, Canada

Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk made history when he became the first person to receive a degree from space when he was awarded an honorary degree while on a space mission. He also boasts of an MIT Sloan MBA. A mechanical engineer, he had initially also studied medicine.

 50 Henry Maudslay

Henry Maudslay
Famous As: Innovator
Birthdate: August 22, 1771
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Woolwich, England
Died: February 14, 1831

While he initially apprenticed under a lock maker, he later joined the factory of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, where he invented scores of machines, the most notable of them being the metal lathe. He also developed plane surfaces to aid his workmen at his factory. He was married to inventor Joseph Bramah's housemaid.