Notable Scientists and Inventors

This list is comprised of some of the most recognizable names from the world of science and invention. These lists do not include philosophers, mathematicians, psychologists, theologians who are instead listed with the famous thinkers.
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NameLifespanOther Names
Michel Adanson1727-1806
Gaja Alaga1924-1988
André-Marie Ampère1775-1836
Apollonius of Pergac. 262-c. 190 BC
Aristarchus of Samosc. 310-c. 230 BC
Richard Arkwright1733-1792
Svante Arrhenius1859-1927
David Attenborough1926-
John James Audubon1785-1851
Amedeo Avogadro1776-1856
Charles Babbage1791-1871
Emanoil Bacaloglu1830-1891
John Logie Baird1888-1946
Robert Ball1802-1857
Robert Stawell Ball1840-1913
Valentine Ball1843-1894
Asım Orhan Barut1926-1994
Henri Becquerel1852-1908
Alexander Graham Bell1847-1922
Karl Benz1844-1929
Claude Bernard1813-1878
Tim Berners-Lee1955-
Daniel Bernoulli1700-1782
Jöns Jacob Berzelius1779-1848
Jean-Pierre Blanchard1753-1809
Louis Blériot1872-1936
Franz Boas1858-1942
Niels Bohr1885-1962
Ludwig Boltzmann1844-1906
Max Born1882-1970
Robert Boyle1627-1691
C. V. Boys1855-1944
Tycho Brahe1546-1601
Louis Braille1809-1852
Karl Ferdinand Braun1850-1918
John Browning1855-1926
David Dunbar Buick1854-1929
Vannevar Bush1890-1974
Niccolò Cacciatore1770-1841
Cai Lun50-121(Ts'ai)
Guy Stewart Callendar1898-1964
Samuel Warren Carey1911-2002
Willis Carrier1876-1950
Rachel Carson1907-1964
Giovanni Domenico Cassini1625-1712
Henry Cavendish1731-1810
Anders Celsius1701-1744
Britton Chance1913-2010
Samuel Colt1814-1862
Nicolaus Copernicus1473-1543
George Henry Corliss1817-1888
Francis Crick1916-2004
Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot1725-1804
Marie Curie1867-1934
Pierre Curie1859-1906
Georges Cuvier1769-1832
Louis Daguerre1787-1851
Gottlieb Daimler1834-1900
John Dalton1766-1844
Charles Darwin1809-1882
Amil Kumar Das1902-1961
Leonardo da Vinci1452-1519
Humphry Davy1778-1829
Richard Dawkins1941-
Louis de Broglie1892-1987
Charles-Augustin de Coulomb1736-1806
Rudolf Diesel1858-1913
Paul Dirac1902-1984
George Eastman1854-1932
Arthur Eddington1882-1944
Thomas Edison1847-1931
Albert Einstein1879-1955
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit1686-1736
Michael Faraday1791-1867
Leo Fender1909-1991
Enrico Fermi1901-1954
Richard Feynman1918-1988
Hermann Emil Fischer1852-1919
Alexander Fleming1881-1955
Williamina Fleming1857-1911
Henry Ford1863-1947
Robert Fulton1765-1815
Galen129-c. 216
Galileo Galilei1564-1642
Luigi Galvani1737-1798
Carl Friedrich Gauss1777-1855
Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac1778-1850
Jane Goodall1934-
Charles Goodyear1800-1860
James Gregory1638-1675
Ayyub Guliyev1954-
Johannes Gutenbergc. 1395-1468
Ernst Haeckel1834-1919
Otto Hahn1879-1968
Edmond Halley1656-1742
Stephen Hawking1942-
Bruce C. Heezen1924-1977
Werner Heisenberg1901-1976
Hermann von Helmholtz1821-1894
John Herschel1792-1871
William Herschel1738-1822
Ejnar Hertzsprung1873-1967
Rowland Hill1795-1879
Hipparchus of Nicaeac. 190-c. 120 BC
Hippocrates of Cos460-370 BC
Herman Hollerith1860-1929
Robert Hooke1635-1703
Edwin Hubble1889-1953
William Huggins1824-1910
Julian Huxley1887-1975
Thomas Henry Huxley1825-1895
Christiaan Huygens1629-1695
Ibn al-Haithamc. 965-c. 1040
Jabir ibn Hayyanc. 721-c. 815
Joseph Marie Jacquard1752-1834
Edward Jenner1749-1823
James Prescott Joule1818-1889
Annie Jump Cannon1863-1941
Jacobus Kapteyn1851-1922
Charles David Keeling1928-2005
Johannes Kepler1571-1630
Gustav Kirchhoff1824-1887
Sheila Kitzinger1929-2015
Vincas Kudirka1858-1899
Gerard Kuiper1905-1973
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck1744-1829
Pierre-Simon Laplace1749-1827
Antoine Lavoisier1743-1794
Henrietta Swan Leavitt1868-1921
Justus von Liebig1803-1873
Carl Linnaeus1707-1778
Gabriel Lippmann1845-1921
Mikhail Lomonosov1711-1765
Hendrik Lorentz1853-1928
Konrad Lorenz1903-1989
Ernst Mach1838-1916
Guglielmo Marconi1874-1937
Antonia Maury1866-1952
James Clerk Maxwell1831-1879
Wilhelm Maybach1846-1929
Lise Meitner1878-1968
Gregor Mendel1822-1884
Dmitriy Mendeleev1834-1907
Charles Messier1730-1817
Antonio Meucci1808-1889
Albert Abraham Michelson1852-1931
Samuel Morse1791-1872
Augustin Mouchot1825-1911
Otto Friedrich Müller1730-1784
Thomas Newcomen1664-1729
Isaac Newton1642-1727
Basarab Nicolescu1942-
Nicéphore Niépce1765-1833
Alfred Nobel1833-1896
Georg Ohm1789-1854
Jan Oort1900-1992
J. Robert Oppenheimer1904-1967
Hans Christian Ørsted1777-1851
Wilhelm Ostwald1853-1932
Nikolaus Otto1832-1891
Denis Papin1647-c. 1712
Paracelsus1493-1541
Louis Pasteur1822-1895
Clair Patterson1922-1995
Wolfgang Pauli1900-1958
Linus Pauling1901-1994
Ivan Pavlov1849-1936
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin1900-1979
Slavoljub Eduard Penkala1871-1922
Edward Charles Pickering1846-1919
William Henry Pickering1858-1938
Max Planck1858-1947
Pliny the Elder23-79(Plinius, Secundus)
Ferdinand Porsche1875-1951
Claude Pouillet1790-1868
Ptolemyc. 90-c. 168(Ptolemaeus)
Eliphalet Remington1793-1861
David Rittenhouse1732-1796
Ole Rømer1644-1710
Wilhelm Röntgen1845-1923
Ernő Rubik1944-
Vera Rubin1928-(Cooper)
Henry Norris Russell1877-1957
Ernest Rutherford1871-1937
Carl Sagan1934-1996
Andrei Sakharov1921-1989
Jonas Salk1914-1995
Alberto Santos-Dumont1873-1932
Adolphe Sax1814-1894
Heinrich Schliemann1822-1890
Erwin Schrödinger1887-1961
Alois Senefelder1771-1834
Christian Sharps1810-1874
Frank Shuman1862-1918
Werner von Siemens1816-1892
Igor Sikorsky1889-1972
Vesto Slipher1875-1969
Horace Smith1808-1893
George Stephenson1781-1848
Mijat Stojanović1818-1881
Almon Brown Strowger1839-1902
Henry Fox Talbot1800-1877
Edward Teller1908-2003
Nikola Tesla1856-1943
Marie Tharp1920-2006
Benjamin Thompson1753-1814
J. J. Thomson1856-1940
William Thomson1824-1907(Kelvin)
Evangelista Torricelli1608-1647
Linus Torvalds1969-
Johannes Diderik van der Waals1837-1923
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek1632-1723
Andreas Vesalius1514-1564
Rudolf Virchow1821-1902
Alessandro Volta1745-1827
Joseph von Fraunhofer1787-1826
Alfred Russel Wallace1823-1913
James Watson1928-
James Watt1736-1819
Alfred Wegener1880-1930
Daniel B. Wesson1825-1906
George Westinghouse1846-1914
Sarah Frances Whiting1847-1927
Wilhelm Wien1864-1928
William Hyde Wollaston1766-1828
Orville Wright1871-1948
Wilbur Wright1867-1912
Thomas Young1773-1829
Pieter Zeeman1865-1943
Konrad Zuse1910-1995
Fritz Zwicky1898-1974
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