Famous American Inventors List

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List of famous American inventors, listed loosely by relevance with photos when available. These are some of the greatest American inventors that have helped make our lives easier by inventing things we use in our everyday lives. The inventions invented by each historic American inventor are displayed next to the inventors name when available. These brilliant inventors from United States can also be sorted by various bits of information, such as what year and where the inventor was born.

Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein are included on this list along with many more.

This list answers the questions "what are the names of inventors born in United States?" and "what is a list of smart American inventors?"

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    Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous American Inventors List

    Nikola Tesla Austrian Empire, United States of America, Austria-Hungary

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    Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous American Inventors List

    Thomas Jefferson United States of America

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    Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous American Inventors List

    Albert Einstein Switzerland, Weimar Republic, German Empire

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    Orville Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous American Inventors List

    Orville Wright United States of America

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    Canada, United States of America

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    Jonas Salk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous American Inventors List

    Jonas Salk United States of America

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    Alexander Weygers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous American Inventors List

    Alexander Weygers Netherlands, United States of America

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    Richard March Hoe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous American Inventors List

    Richard March Hoe United States of America

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    Belgium, United States of America

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    Thomas Kimmwood Peters is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous American Inventors List

    Thomas Kimmwood Peters United States of America

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    John Fitch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous American Inventors List

    John Fitch United States of America

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