Sagittarius Engineers

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 1 Willis Carrier

Willis Carrier.
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Famous As: Engineer, Inventor
Birthdate: November 26, 1876
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Angola, New York, United States
Died: October 7, 1950

 2 Gustave Eiffel

Gustave Eiffel.
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Famous As: Architect, Civil Engineer
Birthdate: December 15, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dijon, Côte-d'Or, France
Died: December 27, 1923
The man behind the jewel that adorns Paris, the Eiffel Tower, French civil engineer Gustave Eiffel later earned the nickname “the magician of iron.” He revolutionized bridge-building by using compressed-air caissons, designed the Statue of Liberty, and built the first aerodynamic laboratory. He died while listening to Beethoven's 5th symphony.

 3 Shiva Ayyadurai

Shiva Ayyadurai.
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Famous As: Inventor of Email
Birthdate: December 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tamil Nadu

Shiva Ayyadurai is an Indian-American engineer, scientist, and entrepreneur. He gained recognition after claiming to be the inventor of email, which is widely disputed even today. His claim is based on a software called EMAIL, which he wrote while studying at Livingston High School in the late-1970s. He is also known for his unfounded medical claims, including treatments for COVID-19.

 4 Edwin Howard Armstrong

Edwin Howard Armstrong.
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Famous As: Electrical engineer
Birthdate: December 18, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chelsea, New York, United States
Died: February 1, 1954

Edwin Howard Armstrong was an American inventor and electrical engineer. He is credited with developing the superheterodyne receiver system as well as the frequency modulation (FM) radio. During his illustrious career, Armstrong received several awards including the IEEE Medal of Honor, Franklin Medal, and Edison Medal. He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1980.

 5 Alan Parsons

Alan Parsons.
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Famous As: Composer, Musician, Record producer
Birthdate: December 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London

Alan Parsons is an English musician, audio engineer, record producer, and songwriter. He is credited with forming a rock band named The Alan Parsons Project. Over the years, Parsons has won many prestigious awards including a Grammy Award for Best Immersive Audio Album. In the 2021, Parsons was made an OBE for services to music production and music.

 6 Max Yasgur

Max Yasgur
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Famous As: Farmer
Birthdate: December 15, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: February 9, 1973

 7 Shawn Fanning

Shawn Fanning
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Famous As: Computer scientist, Programmer
Birthdate: November 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brockton

Computer programmer and entrepreneur Shawn Fanning revolutionized the world of information technology by developing a program that let users share MP3 copies of music from their personal computers with others on the internet. His invention led to the formation of Napster and got him featured on the cover of Time.

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 8 Ross Brawn

Ross Brawn
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: November 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manchester

Ross Brawn is a British Formula One technical director and managing director. A former Formula One team principal, Brawn is widely regarded as the mastermind behind Michael Schumacher's record seven World Drivers' Championship titles. Also known for his charity work, Brawn came up with the Brawn Lifeboat Challenge in order to raise money for a new lifeboat for River Thames.

 9 Robert Noyce

Robert Noyce.
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Famous As: Co-inventor of the integrated circuit
Birthdate: December 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Burlington
Died: June 3, 1990

 10 Jack Fisk

Jack Fisk
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Famous As: Film director, Production designer
Birthdate: December 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Canton

 11 Chris Metzen

Chris Metzen
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Famous As: Artist, Comics artist, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Voice actor, Visual artist, Author, Computer scientist, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: November 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: United States of America

 12 Tommy Rettig

Tommy Rettig.
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Famous As: Child Actor
Birthdate: December 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York, United States
Died: February 15, 1996

 13 John Ambrose Fleming

John Ambrose Fleming
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: November 29, 1849
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lancaster, England
Died: April 18, 1945

John Ambrose Fleming was an English electrical engineer and physicist. He is known for inventing the first thermionic valve or vacuum tube and designing the radio transmitter with which the first transatlantic radio transmission was made. Along with  Douglas Dewar and Bernard Acworth, he helped establish the Evolution Protest Movement. Fleming was also a noted photographer and artist. 

 

 14 Eugene Stoner

Eugene Stoner
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Famous As: Designer
Birthdate: November 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gosport, Indiana, United States
Died: April 24, 1997

Eugene Stoner is largely remembered for developing the ArmaLite AR-15 rifle, which was a forerunner of the M16 rifle used by the American military. Though he didn’t have any formal education beyond high school, Stoner, like his Russian counterpart, Mikhail T. Kalashnikov, revolutionized the arms industry with his inventions.

 15 Lei Jun

Lei Jun
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Chief executive officer, Engineer, Businessperson
Birthdate: December 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hubei

 16 Guion Bluford

Guion Bluford
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Famous As: Aerospace Engineer
Birthdate: November 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 17 Hans Reiser

Hans Reiser
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Famous As: Programmer, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist, Homicide
Birthdate: December 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: California

 18 William Mahone

William Mahone
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: December 1, 1826
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Southampton County, Virginia, United States
Died: October 8, 1895

 19 Andrew Gower

Andrew Gower
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: December 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nottingham

Best known as Cutler from the series Being Human, Andrew Gower also impressed his fans with his performance as “Bonnie Prince” Charles Edward Stuart in Outlander. A prominent stage actor, too, he has been part of many Oxford School of Drama productions. He has also experimented with a music career.

 20 Ferdinand Alexander Porsche

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche
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Famous As: Designer
Birthdate: December 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stuttgart
Died: April 5, 2012

 21 Kai-Fu Lee

Kai-Fu Lee.
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Famous As: Computer Scientist
Birthdate: December 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Taipei

Kai-Fu Lee is a computer scientist, writer, and businessman. One of the Chinese internet sector's most important figures, Lee is credited with creating a website called Wǒxuéwǎng, which aims at helping young people achieve in their respective careers. Also popular on social media, Lee is one of China's most-followed micro-bloggers; he has more than 50 million followers on Sina Weibo.

 22 Eric S. Raymond

Eric S. Raymond
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Famous As: Software developer, Engineer, Programmer, Writer, Lawyer, Computer scientist, Journalist
Birthdate: December 4, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston

 23 Macky Sall

Macky Sall
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Famous As: Politician, Engineer
Birthdate: December 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fatick

 24 Michael Teutul

Michael Teutul
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Famous As: Mechanical engineer
Birthdate: November 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

American television personality Michael Teutul started working at his family company Orange County Iron Works at age 14. He worked as assistant general manager of Orange County Choppers, founded by his father Paul Teutul Sr., but was eventually forced out. Michael is known for his features in TV shows like American Chopper and American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior.   

 25 Clarence Birdseye

Clarence Birdseye
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Famous As: Inventor, Engineer
Birthdate: December 9, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: October 7, 1956

 26 William George Armstrong, Baron Armstrong

William George Armstrong, Baron Armstrong
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: November 26, 1810
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Died: December 27, 1900

The founder of the Armstrong Whitworth manufacturing company, William George Armstrong, also known as Baron Armstrong, redefined the design of guns and also invented the high-pressure hydraulic mechanism. Initially a lawyer, he later quit his practice to devote more time to engineering. He was also knighted for his feats.

 27 John Chard

John Chard
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Famous As: Engineer, Military personnel
Birthdate: December 21, 1847
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plymouth
Died: November 1, 1897

Royal Engineers army officer John Chard was one of the 11 men to receive the Victoria Cross for defeating a Zulu army of 4,000 warriors at the battle of Rorke's Drift, with a British army of 135. His handwritten account of the war was later auctioned off for £175,000.

 28 Karl Benz

Karl Benz.
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 25, 1844
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mühlburg, Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: April 4, 1929

Karl Benz was a German engine designer, automotive engineer, and entrepreneur.  He designed the Benz Patent Motorcar, for which he received a patent in 1886. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe before venturing into developing motorcars. His Benz Patent Motorcar is widely regarded as the world's first production automobile. 

 29 Harley Earl

Harley Earl
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Famous As: Automotive designer
Birthdate: November 22, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: April 10, 1969

 30 Radia Perlman

Radia Perlman.
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Famous As: Computer Network Engineer
Birthdate: December 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States

 31 Federico Faggin

Federico Faggin
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Famous As: Physicist, Inventor, Computer scientist, Engineer, Businessperson
Birthdate: December 1, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vicenza

Federico Faggin is an Italian-American engineer, physicist, inventor, and entrepreneur. He designed the first commercial microprocessor, the Intel 4004. He is also the creator of the self-aligned MOS (metal–oxide–semiconductor) silicon-gate technology (SGT). As an entrepreneur, he co-founded Zilog, a company dedicated to microprocessors. He is the recipient of the 2009 National Medal of Technology and Innovation. 

 32 Joseph Whitworth

Joseph Whitworth
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: December 21, 1803
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockport, England
Died: January 22, 1887

Mechanical engineer Joseph Whitworth is best remembered for devising the British Standard Whitworth system for screw threads. He contributed a lot to the development of Owens College, introduced a scholarship, and left most of his fortunes to the people of Manchester. He was also made a baronet of the U.K.

 33 Ian Livingstone

Ian Livingstone
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Famous As: Fantasy author, entrepreneur, video game developer
Birthdate: November 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prestbury

 34 Peiter Zatko

Peiter Zatko
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Famous As: Programmer
Birthdate: December 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston

 35 José Napoleón Duarte

José Napoleón Duarte.
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Famous As: Salvadoran Political figure
Birthdate: November 23, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santa Ana
Died: February 23, 1990

José Napoleón Duarte was the president of El Salvador during the tumultuous years of the Salvadoran Civil War and had witnessed mass killings of civilians by the army. Though he was supported by the U.S., he failed to remove poverty from his country and ended up being ousted by ARENA.

 36 Marie Bashir

Marie Bashir
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Famous As: Engineer, Psychiatrist, Physician, University teacher
Birthdate: December 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Narrandera

 37 Catherine Coleman

Catherine Coleman
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Famous As: Chemist, Air force officer, Astronaut, Engineer
Birthdate: December 14, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Charleston

 38 Hans von Ohain

Hans von Ohain
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: December 14, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dessau, Duchy of Anhalt, Germany
Died: March 13, 1998

 39 Arthur E. Kennelly

Arthur E. Kennelly
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Famous As: Electrical engineer
Birthdate: December 17, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Colaba, India
Died: June 18, 1939

 40 Ante Markovic

Ante Markovic
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: November 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: November 28, 2011

 41 Lars Onsager

Lars Onsager
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Famous As: Physicist, Engineer, Professor, Chemist, Theoretical physicist
Birthdate: November 27, 1903
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oslo
Died: October 5, 1976

 42 Satyendra Dubey

Satyendra Dubey
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Birthdate: November 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: India
Died: November 27, 2003

 43 Yūko Miyamura

Yūko Miyamura
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Famous As: Actor, Engineer, Seiyū, Director of audiography, Audio engineer
Birthdate: December 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kōbe

 44 Valdemar Poulsen

Valdemar Poulsen
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: November 23, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: July 23, 1942

 45 Gustaf Dalén

Gustaf Dalén.
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Famous As: Inventor of Automatic Regulators, AGA Cookers, Dalen Light
Birthdate: November 30, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stenstorp, Västergötland, Sweden
Died: December 9, 1937

Gustaf Dalén was an industrialist, engineer, and inventor. The AGA cooker and the Dalén light are among his most prominent inventions. He was a long-term CEO of the AGA company. He received over 100 patents during his lifetime. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1912 for his invention of a special kind of automatic regulator.

 46 Alexander Agassiz

Alexander Agassiz
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: December 17, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Died: March 22, 1910

 47 Randal L. Schwartz

Randal L. Schwartz
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Famous As: Programmer, Teacher, Computer scientist
Birthdate: November 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Portland

 48 Peter Carl Goldmark

Peter Carl Goldmark
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Famous As: Engineer, Physicist
Birthdate: December 2, 1906
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: December 7, 1977

 49 Benjamin Mako Hill

Benjamin Mako Hill
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Famous As: Assistant professor, Engineer, Non-fiction writer
Birthdate: December 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 50 Asuman Özdağlar

Asuman Özdağlar
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: December 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turkey