Famous Spanish Engineers

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Florentino Pérez
(President ,civil engineer)
Florentino Pérez
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Birthdate: March 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
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.

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Abbas Ibn Firnas
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Birthdate: 0810 AD
Birthplace: Izn-Rand Onda (Ronda), Al-Andalus
Died: 0887 AD

Centuries before the Wright bothers invented the first motorized aircraft, 9th-century polymath Abbas Ibn Firnas became the first man to fly. He used giant wings made of wood, silk, and feathers to jump from the Jabal Al-Arus mountains and reportedly glided for 10 minutes before crashing and injuring himself.

Juan de la Cierva, 1st Count of la Cierva
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Birthdate: September 21, 1895
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Murcia, Spain
Died: December 9, 1936
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Pedro Duque
(Politician)
Pedro Duque
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Birthdate: March 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Albert Espinosa
(Writer, Screenwriter, Engineer, Film director)
Albert Espinosa
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Birthdate: November 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barcelona

A qualified industrial engineer, Albert Espinosa was diagnosed with cancer at age 14 and lost a leg, among other body parts, to the disease. Following his recovery, he ventured into screenwriting and also penned bestsellers such as The Yellow World. His life inspired the series The Red Band Society.

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Práxedes Mateo Sagasta
(Civil Engineer)
Práxedes Mateo Sagasta
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Birthdate: July 21, 1825
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Torrecilla en Cameros, Spain
Died: January 5, 1903
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Leonardo Torres y Quevedo
(Spanish Mathematician and Civil Engineer Who Was a Pioneer in the Development of the Automated Calculation Machines)
Leonardo Torres y Quevedo
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Birthdate: December 28, 1852
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santa Cruz de Iguña, Spain
Died: December 18, 1936

Leonardo Torres y Quevedo was a Spanish mathematician and civil engineer. He was a pioneer in the development of the automated calculation machines and radio control. Torres is also credited with inventing a chess automaton and the Whirlpool Aero Car, which is located in Niagara Falls. 

Bernard Forest de Belidor
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Birthdate: 1698 AD
Birthplace: Catalonia, Spain
Died: September 8, 1761
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Juan Benet
(Novelist)
Juan Benet
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Birthdate: October 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: January 5, 1993
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Eduardo Torroja
(Structural Engineer)
Eduardo Torroja
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Birthdate: August 27, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: June 15, 1961
Pedro Navarro, Count of Oliveto
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Birthdate: 1460 AD
Birthplace: Garde, Spain
Died: August 28, 1528