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

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John Braithwaite is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Jethro Tull is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Lewis Carroll is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Lewis Carroll Word ladder, Nyctograph

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Robert Hooke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Robert Hooke Balance wheel, Universal joint Diaphragm

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Robert Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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James Dyson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous English Inventors List
James Dyson Ballbarrow

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Stephen Hales is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Alan Turing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Alan Turing Universal Turing machine, LU decomposition

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Thomas Phillips is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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John Herschel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous English Inventors List
John Herschel Actinometer, Photographic fixer Cyanotype

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Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquess ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Florence Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Florence Nightingale Polar area chart

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John Theophilus Desaguliers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Robert Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Robert Whitehead Torpedo, Whitehead Torpedo

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William Oughtred is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous English Inventors List
William Oughtred Slide rule

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Joseph Cyril Bamford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Joseph Cyril Bamford Backhoe loader

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George Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous English Inventors List
George Stephenson My Lord, Killingworth locomotives Stephenson's Rocket

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Tim Berners-Lee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Tim Berners-Lee Hypertext Transfer Protocol, World Wide Web HTML

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John Harrison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous English Inventors List
John Harrison Gridiron pendulum, Marine chronometer

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Edmund Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Louis Essen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Frederick Walton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Guy Stewart Callendar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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John Kay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous English Inventors List
John Kay Flying shuttle

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Richard Arkwright is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Richard Arkwright Spinning frame

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Walter Hancock is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Henry Tizard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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John MacGregor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Richard Leach Maddox is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Sir William Congreve, 2nd Baro... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Isaac Newton Pet door, Reflecting telescope

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John Stringfellow is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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William De Morgan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Francis Galton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Joseph-Ignace Guillotin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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William Petty is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Francis Pettit Smith is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Francis Pettit Smith Screw Propeller

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Samuel Lister, 1st Baron Masha... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Sir Frank Bowden, 1st Baronet is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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James Hargreaves is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Frank Hornby is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Frank Hornby Hornby Model Railways, Dinky Toys Meccano

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James Puckle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Frederick W. Lanchester is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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James Starley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Joseph Swan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Joseph Swan Incandescent light bulb

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Thomas Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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Alexander Parkes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Alexander Parkes Celluloid, Parkesine

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Joseph Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous English Inventors List

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George Daniels is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous English Inventors List