Libra Engineers

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 1 Grant Imahara

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Famous As: Electrical engineer
Birthdate: October 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Grant Masaru Imahara, a Japanese-American electrical engineer, roboticist, television host and actor, began his career at Lucasfilm, where he got involved with several big budget films including Star War franchise. Later, he joined MythBusters as a member of Build Tea and was well-known for his contribution in it. His other important works include White Rabbit Project, BattleBots, Star Trek Continues etc.

 2 Julie Payette

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Famous As: Governor General of Canada
Birthdate: October 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Canadian engineer and astronaut Julie Payette has been the Governor General of Canada from 2017 to 2021. She was initially a research scientist and then joined the Canadian Space Agency, eventually completing two spaceflights. Payette resigned as governor general after a workplace review accused her of workplace harassment.
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 3 William Edwards Deming

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Famous As: Statistician, Electrical Engineer
Birthdate: October 14, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sioux City
Died: December 20, 1993

Born to a lawyer, William Edwards Deming grew up to become a renowned mathematical physicist and later taught statistics at the New York University. His research focused on the application of statistical methods to improve quality control in various industries. His ideas were later widely used by Japanese corporates.

 4 Fred C Koch

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Famous As: Chemical Engineer, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: September 23, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Quanah, Texas, United States
Died: November 17, 1967
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 5 Lonnie Johnson

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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: October 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States

 6 Martin Heinrich

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fallon, Nevada, U.S.

Apart from being the US senator from New Mexico, Martin Heinrich is also the vice chair of the Joint Economic Committee. The son of working-class parents, Heinrich was the first from his family to graduate. A mechanical engineer, he had launched his own firm before joining politics.

 7 Jack Parsons

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Famous As: Researcher
Birthdate: October 2, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 17, 1952
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 8 Barnes Wallis

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Famous As: Inventor of Bouncing Bomb
Birthdate: September 26, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ripley
Died: October 30, 1979

Barnes Wallis was an English engineer, inventor, and scientist. He played an important role during the Second World War by inventing the bouncing bomb which was used in Operation Chastise by the Royal Air Force to attack the dams of the Ruhr Valley. Barnes Wallis is also credited with inventing the earthquake bomb and his version of the geodetic airframe.

 9 W. Edwards Deming

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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: October 14, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sioux City
Died: December 20, 1993

 10 Garrett Camp

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Famous As: Innovator & Entrepreneurs
Birthdate: October 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Calgary

Tech magnate Garrett Camp made headlines in 2020 when he quit his position of board director of Uber, a company co-founded by him, to focus on its product strategy. Camp has also formed companies such as StumbleUpon and the start-up incubator Expa Labs, and is part of The Giving Pledge.

 11 Jakov Kitarović

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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: October 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rijeka, Croatia

 12 Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau

Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Utrecht
Died: August 12, 2013

 13 Zhu Rongji

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Famous As: Politician, Engineer, Businessperson
Birthdate: October 1, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Changsha

 14 Walther Rathenau

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Famous As: Politician, Engineer, Writer, Entrepreneur, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: September 29, 1867
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: June 24, 1922

 15 Robert Stephenson

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Famous As: Engineer, Civil engineer, Politician
Birthdate: October 16, 1803
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Willington Quay
Died: October 12, 1859
English civil engineer and locomotive designer Robert Stephenson is remembered for his railroad bridges, the most notable of them being the Britannia Bridge. He was the only son of rail transport pioneer George Stephenson. He had also been a mining engineer in Colombia and was knighted in Belgium, France, and Norway.

 16 Dave Arneson

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Famous As: List of role-playing game designers
Birthdate: October 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hennepin County
Died: April 7, 2009

 17 Jacques Vallée

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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: September 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pontoise, Val-d'Oise, France

 18 George Hotz

George Hotz
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Famous As: Blogger, Programmer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: October 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glen Rock, New Jersey

Known online as Geohot, George Francis Hotz is an American security hacker and software engineer, who at the age of seventeen became the first person to hack Apple’s iPhone. Later, he developed iOS jailbreaks and became the first person to crack a defense system in Sony PlayStation 3. Currently, he is working at comma.ai, a startup he founded in 2015.

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 19 Satish Dhawan

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Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer
Birthdate: September 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Srinagar
Died: January 3, 2002

 20 Seymour Cray

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Famous As: Engineer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: September 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chippewa Falls
Died: October 5, 1996
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 21 Larry Wall

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Famous As: Programmer, Engineer, Writer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: September 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 22 Karen L. Nyberg

Karen L. Nyberg
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Famous As: Astronaut, Engineer
Birthdate: October 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Parkers Prairie
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 23 Bram Cohen

Bram Cohen
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Famous As: Computer scientist, Programmer, Blogger
Birthdate: October 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City

 24 Ivan Silayev

Ivan Silayev
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Famous As: Politician, Engineer
Birthdate: October 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
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 25 Hugo Schmeisser

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Famous As: Inventor, Engineer
Birthdate: September 24, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jena
Died: September 12, 1953

 26 Josh Sawyer

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Famous As: Video game developer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: October 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fort Atkinson

 27 Jean Bastien-Thiry

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Famous As: Engineer, Aerospace engineer, Military personnel
Birthdate: October 19, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lunéville
Died: March 11, 1963

 28 August Horch

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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Engineer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: October 12, 1868
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Winningen
Died: February 3, 1951

 29 Heinrich Lübke

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 14, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sundern, Germany
Died: April 6, 1972

 30 Leepu Nizamuddin Awlia

Leepu Nizamuddin Awlia
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Famous As: Coachbuilder, Engineer
Birthdate: October 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dhaka

 31 Emily Warren Roebling

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Famous As: Lady Who Guided The Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Birthdate: September 23, 1843
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cold Spring, New York
Died: February 28, 1903

 32 Jenova Chen

Jenova Chen
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Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: October 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shanghai

 33 Danny Hillis

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Famous As: Inventor, Scientist, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Writer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: September 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baltimore

 34 Robert R. Gilruth

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Famous As: Aerospace engineer
Birthdate: October 8, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nashwauk, Minnesota, United States
Died: August 17, 2000

 35 Alfred Vail

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Famous As: Machinist
Birthdate: September 25, 1807
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 18, 1859

Alfred Vail, along with Samuel F.B. Morse, revolutionized the American telegraph system. Though initially interested in theology, he changed his career path after meeting Morse. Some scholars believe Vail and Morse had both contributed equally for the development of the Morse code but was not valued.

 36 Carlos de la Mota

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: October 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Vega , Dominican Republic

 37 Ryan North

Ryan North
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Famous As: Engineer, Programmer, Cartoonist
Birthdate: October 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ottawa

 38 James Cross

James Cross
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Famous As: Diplomat, Engineer
Birthdate: September 29, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ireland

 39 Karl Terzaghi

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Famous As: Mechanical engineer
Birthdate: October 2, 1883
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: October 25, 1963

The pioneer of soil mechanics, Karl Terzaghi was the son of an army lieutenant-colonel and studied in a military boarding school, where he developed his passion for geography. He eventually graduated as a mechanical engineer. He later also taught at MIT and penned iconic works such as Erdbaumechanik.

 40 Éric Chahi

Éric Chahi
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Famous As: Game designer
Birthdate: October 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yerres

 41 Dana Scott

Dana Scott
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Famous As: Mathematician, Computer scientist, Engineer, Topologist, University teacher
Birthdate: October 11, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berkeley

 42 Igor Smirnov

Igor Smirnov
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Famous As: Politician, Engineer, Economist
Birthdate: October 23, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

From serving in Soviet labor camps to working at a metallurgical factory, Igor Smirnov had done it all before he joined the campaign to free Transnistria. He eventually became the region’s first president, in spite of it not being recognized as an independent state internationally.

 43 C. L. Max Nikias

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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: September 30, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cyprus

 44 Charles Stark Draper

Charles Stark Draper
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: October 2, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Windsor, Missouri, United States
Died: July 25, 1987

 45 John Leckie

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Famous As: Engineer, Audio engineer, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: October 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London

 46 Georges Claude

Georges Claude
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Famous As: Chemist, Physicist, Engineer, Inventor
Birthdate: September 24, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris
Died: May 23, 1960

French engineer and inventor Georges Claude was often referred as the Edison of France. He is most noted for inventing and commercializing neon lighting and having a near monopoly on the new technology, for conducting an experiment to generate thermal energy of the ocean and building the first Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) plant, and for the Claude cycle.  

 47 John Ousterhout

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Famous As: Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer, University teacher
Birthdate: October 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Solano County

 48 Dumitru Prunariu

Dumitru Prunariu
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Famous As: Cosmonaut
Birthdate: September 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brașov, Romania

 49 Elmer Ambrose Sperry

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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: October 12, 1860
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cincinnatus, New York, United States
Died: June 16, 1930

Elmer Ambrose Sperry is best remembered for inventing gyroscopic compasses and stabilizers, which revolutionized navigation technology back in his time. His products had been of great use to the U.S. Navy. His illustrious career had witnessed him gain over 400 patents through his eight manufacturing companies.

 50 Abraham Robinson

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Famous As: Mathematician, Engineer, University teacher
Birthdate: October 6, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wałbrzych
Died: April 11, 1974