Famous Spanish Engineers

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 1 Florentino Pérez

Florentino Pérez
Famous As: President ,civil engineer
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.

 2 Abbas Ibn Firnas

Abbas Ibn Firnas
Famous As: Polymath
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.

 3 Juan de la Cierva, 1st Count of la Cierva

Juan de la Cierva, 1st Count of la Cierva
Famous As: Civil Engineer
Birthdate: September 21, 1895
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Murcia, Spain
Died: December 9, 1936
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 4 Pedro Duque

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

 5 Albert Espinosa

Albert Espinosa
Famous As: Writer, Screenwriter, Engineer, Film director
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.

 6 Práxedes Mateo Sagasta

Práxedes Mateo Sagasta
Famous As: Civil Engineer
Birthdate: July 21, 1825
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Torrecilla en Cameros, Spain
Died: January 5, 1903

 7 Leonardo Torres y Quevedo

Leonardo Torres y Quevedo
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: December 28, 1852
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Besaya Valley, Spain
Died: December 18, 1936
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 8 José Echegaray

José Echegaray
Famous As: Civil Engineer
Birthdate: April 19, 1832
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: September 14, 1916

Initially a math professor, José Echegaray later held several government posts. As the minister of finance, he developed the Banco de España. He later established himself as a prominent dramatist, with plays such as El gran Galeoto, and became the first Spanish to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

 9 Bernard Forest de Belidor

Bernard Forest de Belidor
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: 1698 AD
Birthplace: Catalonia, Spain
Died: September 8, 1761

 10 Juan Benet

Juan Benet
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: January 5, 1993

 11 Eduardo Torroja

Eduardo Torroja
Famous As: Structural Engineer
Birthdate: August 27, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: June 15, 1961

 12 Pedro Navarro, Count of Oliveto

Pedro Navarro, Count of Oliveto
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: 1460 AD
Birthplace: Garde, Spain
Died: August 28, 1528