Pisces Engineers

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 1 Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell
Famous As: Inventor of Telephone
Birthdate: March 3, 1847
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
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.

 2 Rudolf Diesel

Rudolf Diesel
Famous As: Inventor of Diesel Engine
Birthdate: March 18, 1858
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 29, 1913

Rudolf Diesel was a German mechanical engineer and inventor best remembered for inventing the Diesel engine. After Diesel's demise, his engine became an important substitution for the steam piston engine. The engine became widespread in applications, such as agricultural machines, submarines, ships, and trucks. His life inspired the 1942 biographical film Diesel, in which he was played by Willy Birgel.

 3 Frederick Winslow Taylor

Frederick Winslow Taylor
Famous As: Mechanical Engineer
Birthdate: March 20, 1856
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 21, 1915

American inventor, mechanical engineer and an accomplished tennis and golf player, Frederick Winslow Taylor, regarded as the father of scientific management, sought to improve industrial efficiency. His approach on scientific management, referred to as Taylorism, has significantly influenced development of industrial engineering and production management. His monograph, The Principles of Scientific Management, laid out his views on principles of scientific management.

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 4 Vladimir Komarov

Vladimir Komarov
Famous As: Test pilot
Birthdate: March 16, 1927
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: April 24, 1967

Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov was the first from his country to fly into space twice. He died when his Soyuz 1 capsule crashed while re-entering the Earth, due to a parachute failure, on April 24, 1967, which made him the first human to die in a space flight.

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 5 Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: March 17, 1962
Birthplace: Karnal, Haryana, India
Died: February 1, 2003
Astronaut Kalpana Chawla became the first Indian-origin woman to go to space in the 1997 STS-87 mission. She and the other crew members of the Space Shuttle Columbia STS-107 mission died when the shuttle exploded before reaching Earth. The Indian weather satellite MetSat-1 was renamed Kalpana-1 in her honor.

 6 Gordon Cooper

Gordon Cooper
Famous As: Officer, Astronaut, Test pilot, Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Aviator
Birthdate: March 6, 1927
Birthplace: Shawnee
Died: October 4, 2004

Part of the seven Project Mercury astronauts, Gordon Cooper manned a 34-hour space mission, becoming the first American to stay for a day in space. As part of the Gemini 5 mission, he and his co-pilot proved it was possible for astronauts to survive a mission to the Moon and back.

 7 George Pullman

George Pullman
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: March 3, 1831
Birthplace: Brocton, New York, United States
Died: October 19, 1897

One of his parents’ 10 children, George Pullman initially took over his father’s carpentry business and secured contracts with New York for the Erie Canal project. The founder of the Pullman sleeping car and a company town, Pullam was criticized for using the military to violently end the 1894 Pullman Strike.

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 8 Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: February 21, 1964
Birthplace: City of Orange, New Jersey, United States

 9 Deke Slayton

Deke Slayton
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: March 1, 1924
Birthplace: Sparta, Wisconsin, United States
Died: June 13, 1993

 10 Sid Meier

Sid Meier
Famous As: Video game designer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: February 24, 1954
Birthplace: Sarnia, Canada

Game designer Sid Meier soared to fame with the strategy game series Civilization. Initially a cash-register designer, he later co-founded the gaming company MicroProse. He met his wife at a Lutheran Church, where they both still sing. Apart from the AIAS Hall of Fame Award, he has also penned a memoir.

 11 Homer Hickam

Homer Hickam
Famous As: Aerospace Engineer
Birthdate: February 19, 1943
Birthplace: Coalwood, West Virginia, United States

 12 Wally Schirra

Wally Schirra
Famous As: NASA astronaut who became one of the original seven astronauts chosen for Project Mercury
Birthdate: March 12, 1923
Birthplace: Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 3, 2007

 13 Gottlieb Daimler

Gottlieb Daimler
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: March 17, 1834
Birthplace: Schorndorf, Germany
Died: March 6, 1900

Gottlieb Daimler was a German engineer, industrialist, and industrial designer. A pioneer of automobile development and internal combustion engines, Daimler is credited with inventing the liquid petroleum-fueled engine. In 1978, Gottlieb Daimler was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

 14 Ed Boon

Ed Boon
Famous As: Programmer, Engineer, Screenwriter, Computer scientist
Birthdate: February 22, 1964
Birthplace: Chicago

 15 Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson
Famous As: Aerospace engineer
Birthdate: February 27, 1910
Birthplace: Ishpeming, Michigan, United States
Died: December 21, 1990

 16 Anatoly Dyatlov

Anatoly Dyatlov
Famous As: Nuclear Engineer
Birthdate: March 3, 1931
Birthplace: Atamanovo, Russia
Died: December 13, 1995
Anatoly Dyatlov was the deputy chief-engineer of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. He oversaw the safety test that eventually ended in the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Dyatlov was later imprisoned for his negligence but was released in 1990, as part of an amnesty. His recorded memoirs were later released on YouTube.

 17 Vannevar Bush

Vannevar Bush
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: March 11, 1890
Birthplace: Everett, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 28, 1974

Apart from teaching and working as an electrical engineer, Vannevar Bush had also been the dean of the MIT School of Engineering. Working with the government, he initiated military funding of research projects, later known as the military-industrial complex. He also penned books such as Modern Arms and Free Men.

 18 Albert Göring

Albert Göring
Famous As: Mechanical engineer
Birthdate: March 9, 1895
Birthplace: Friedenau
Died: December 20, 1966
Apart from being an engineer who worked for the German army during World War I, Albert Göring is also remembered as the brother of infamous Nazi Party figure and military leader Hermann Göring. Surprisingly, he was anti-Nazi and had helped many Jews, though he remained ostracized due to his family name, post-war.
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 19 Florentino Pérez

Florentino Pérez
Famous As: President ,civil engineer
Birthdate: March 8, 1947
Birthplace: Madrid

Spanish business magnate and civil engineer Florentino Pérez leads Grupo ACS as its CEO. He is also famous as the president of the football club Real Madrid and has the reputation of hiring and firing managers at his will. A self-made billionaire, he brought in the Galácticos era in football.

 20 Edmund McMillen

Edmund McMillen
Famous As: Video game developer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: March 2, 1980
Birthplace: Santa Cruz

 21 Gerald Bull

Gerald Bull
Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Inventor
Birthdate: March 9, 1928
Birthplace: Ontario
Died: March 22, 1990

Gerald Vincent Bull was a Canadian artillery expert, known for designing Project Babylon supergun for the Government of Iraq. His idea was to do away with the conventional rockets by firing satellites into orbit from a 156m-long barrel embedded inside a hill. However, his assassination within two years of the start of the project put an end to it.  

 22 Jonathan Ive

Jonathan Ive
Famous As: Industrial designer
Birthdate: February 27, 1967
Birthplace: Chingford

Jonathan Ive is a British-American product, industrial, and architectural designer. The former Chief Design Officer (CDO) of Apple Inc., Ive played a major role in the designs of several Apple products, such as the iPhone, MacBook, iMac, iPad, and iPod. He also played an important role in the designs of Apple's architectural projects, such as Apple Stores and Apple Park.

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 23 Marc Garneau

Marc Garneau
Famous As: Astronaut, Engineer, Politician
Birthdate: February 23, 1949
Birthplace: Quebec City

Distinguished Canadian politician, Marc Garneau, began his career as a naval officer and while in service became the first Canadian to travel to the outer space, eventually becoming the President of Canadian Space Agency. Elected to the Parliament as a member of the Liberal Party, he was named Minister of Transport in 2015 and Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2021.

 24 Ralph H. Baer

Ralph H. Baer
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: March 8, 1922
Birthplace: Rodalben, Germany
Died: December 6, 2014

Born to a German Jewish family, Ralph H. Baer and his family escaped to New York later. He went from working in a factory to becoming an engineer. While working at Sanders Associates, he developed the idea of playing games on TV and later created the first video game console.

 25 Andrew S. Tanenbaum

Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Famous As: Computer scientist best known as the author of MINIX, a free Unix-like operating system for teaching purposes, created Electoral-vote.com
Birthdate: March 16, 1944
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 26 Kurt Tank

Kurt Tank
Famous As: Aeronautical engineer and test pilot who led the design department at Focke-Wulf from 1931 to 1945
Birthdate: February 24, 1898
Birthplace: Bydgoszcz, Poland
Died: June 5, 1983

 27 Charles F. Brush

Charles F. Brush
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: March 17, 1849
Birthplace: Euclid, Ohio, United States
Died: June 15, 1929

 28 Fidel V. Ramos

Fidel V. Ramos
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 18, 1928
Birthplace: Lingayen, Philippines
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 29 Pierre Boulle

Pierre Boulle
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 20, 1912
Birthplace: Avignon, France
Died: January 30, 1994

Pierre Boulle was a French novelist best remembered for writing such novels as Planet of the Apes and The Bridge over the River Kwai, which were adapted into highly successful and award-winning films. Planet of the Apes inspired the creation of popular themed toys and animated series. His works have also inspired several French films like Le Point de mire.

 30 Ohno Taiichi

Ohno Taiichi
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: February 29, 1912
Birthplace: Dalian, China
Died: May 28, 1990

Japanese businessman and industrial engineer Ohno Taiichi is remembered for his efforts toward the reduction of muda, or waste, and the implementation of the kanban, or just-in-time system in Toyota. His popular books on manufacturing include Toyota Production System and Just-in-Time for Today and Tomorrow.

 31 Andrew Viterbi

Andrew Viterbi
Famous As: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist
Birthdate: March 9, 1935
Birthplace: Bergamo

 32 Arif Mardin

Arif Mardin
Famous As: Music Producer
Birthdate: March 15, 1932
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: June 25, 2006

 33 Susan Helms

Susan Helms
Famous As: Air force officer, Astronaut, Engineer
Birthdate: February 26, 1958
Birthplace: Charlotte

 34 Grady Booch

Grady Booch
Famous As: Computer scientist, Engineer
Birthdate: February 27, 1955
Birthplace: Amarillo

 35 Robert Latimer

Robert Latimer
Famous As: Farmer
Birthdate: March 13, 1953

Robert Latimer is a Canadian farmer who was convicted of killing his daughter Tracy. Latimer argued that he killed Tracy as she was suffering from cerebral palsy that caused her immense pain. The case sparked controversy with many questioning the definition of euthanasia and the rights of differently-abled people. Latimer gained public support and was granted full parole in 2010.

 36 Mark Dean

Mark Dean
Famous As: American computer engineer
Birthdate: March 2, 1957
Birthplace: Jefferson City, Tennessee, United States

 37 Ivar Kreuger

Ivar Kreuger
Famous As: Businessperson, Civil engineer
Birthdate: March 2, 1880
Birthplace: Kalmar, Sweden
Died: March 12, 1932

Ivar Kreuger was a Swedish civil engineer, entrepreneur, industrialist, and financier. He is best remembered for building a global match empire and controlling almost three quarters of worldwide match production which earned him the nickname, Match King. Ivar Kreuger also founded and owned many other companies including Kreuger & Toll Byggnads AB. 

 38 Jacques de Vaucanson

Jacques de Vaucanson
Famous As: Inventor, Engineer
Birthdate: February 24, 1709
Birthplace: Grenoble
Died: November 21, 1782

Jacques de Vaucanson was a French artist and inventor. He is credited with creating impressive and innovative automata. De Vaucanson was also the first inventor to design an automatic loom. His ideas for the automation of the weaving process were later perfected by Joseph Marie Jacquard, who created the Jacquard machine.    

 39 Harold Rosen

Harold Rosen
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: March 20, 1926
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: January 30, 2017

 40 Ken Olsen

Ken Olsen
Famous As: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist
Birthdate: February 20, 1926
Birthplace: Bridgeport
Died: February 6, 2011

 41 Dave Cutler

Dave Cutler
Famous As: Computer scientist, Engineer
Birthdate: March 13, 1942
Birthplace: Lansing

 42 Betty Holberton

Betty Holberton
Famous As: Computer scientist, Programmer
Birthdate: March 7, 1917
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: December 8, 2001

 43 Whitcomb L. Judson

Whitcomb L. Judson
Famous As: Inventor, Engineer
Birthdate: March 7, 1846
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: December 7, 1909

 44 Clayton Anderson

Clayton Anderson
Famous As: Retired NASA astronaut who has flown to space on four NASA missions on shuttles such as the Atlantis and Discovery
Birthdate: February 23, 1959
Birthplace: Ashland, Nebraska, United States

 45 Erich Gamma

Erich Gamma
Famous As: Computer scientist, Engineer
Birthdate: March 13, 1961
Birthplace: Zürich

 46 Keren Ann

Keren Ann
Famous As: Singer-songwriter known for her song
Birthdate: March 10, 1974
Birthplace: Caesarea, Israel

Keren Ann is a singer, songwriter, producer, composer, and engineer. In addition to playing the guitar, clarinet, and piano, Ann also writes and engineers musical and choir arrangements. Over the years, she has also contributed to the soundtrack of films like Thelma, Louise et Chantal and Yossi.

 47 Andrew Tridgell

Andrew Tridgell
Famous As: Engineer, Programmer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: February 28, 1967
Birthplace: Sydney

Australian programmer Andrew Tridgell is best known for developing the compression program software Rzip. He also co-invented the rsync algorithm and has contributed to the Samba file server. A doctorate degree holder from the Australian National University, he had initially also worked on speech recognition.

 48 Józef Bem

Józef Bem
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: March 14, 1794
Birthplace: Tarnów, Poland
Died: December 10, 1850

 49 Simon Ramo

Simon Ramo
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: March 7, 1913
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: June 27, 2016

 50 Pedro Duque

Pedro Duque
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 14, 1963
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain