Famous Inventors

James Watt

In 1781, James Watt patented a steam engine which produced continued rotary motion with a power of about 10 horsepower. This was a highly significant contribution to the realisation of the Industrial Revolution.

Born in Scotland and educated at home, Watt was fascinated by engineering from a young age and tried set up his own business making instruments, but was blocked by the Glasgow Guild of Hammermen. Despite this setback, he set up a small workshop restoring instruments in the University of Glasgow.

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Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison (/ˈælvə ˈɛdɪsən/; February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.

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The Wright Brothers

The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful 

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Marie Curie

Marie Skłodowska Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French

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Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage was an English polymath. A mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer, Babbage originated the con

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Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.

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Ann Makosinski

Ann Makosinski is a 20-year-old student, serial inventor and media darling doing numerous global appearances and keynote talks. Her first toy was a box of transistors, which launched her journey into the world of inventing. Ann participated in local science fairs starting grade 6, and in grade 10 her inspiration grew when her friend in the Philippines failed her grade because she had no electricity or light to study with at night.

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Georges Nissen

Nissen was an American gymnast and inventor who developed the modern trampoline  when he was just 16 years old.

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Leonardo da Vinci

Da Vinci was an Italian polymath of the Renaissance, whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography.

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