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Famous Male Inventors

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List of famous male inventors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male inventors list contains the most prominent and top males known for being inventors. There are thousand of males working as inventors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic inventors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a inventor then the people below should give you inspiration.

List ranges from Hércules Florence to Amos Whitney, plus much more.

While this isn't a list of all male inventors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male inventors?" and "Who are the best male inventors?"
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    Steve Jobs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Inventors
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    Steven Paul Jobs was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the cofounder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic and design-driven pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer ...more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1955-2011)
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Designer
    • Credits: Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview, The Pixar Story, Toy Story, The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires
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    James Cameron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Inventors
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    James Francis Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker, inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and deep-sea explorer who has directed the two biggest box office films of all time. He first found major success with the science-fiction hit The Terminator. He then became a popular Hollywood director and was hired to ...more

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    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Kapuskasing, Canada
    • Profession: Environmentalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Inventor, + more
    • Credits: Aliens, Titanic, Avatar, Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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    Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Inventors
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    Benjamin Franklin FRS was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1706-1790)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Statesman, Librarian, Politician, Diplomat, Musician, + more
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    Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Inventors
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    Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1452-1519)
    • Birthplace: Vinci, Italy
    • Profession: Military Engineer, Musician, Scientist, Inventor, Architect, + more
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    Thomas Edison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Inventors
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    Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1847-1931)
    • Birthplace: Milan, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Inventor, Scientist, + more
    • Credits: Frankenstein, The Patchwork Girl of Oz, Mr. Mike's Mondo Video, Electrocuting an Elephant
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    Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Inventors
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    Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. He was a spokesman for democracy, and embraced the principles of republicanism and the rights of the individual with worldwide influence. At the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1743-1826)
    • Birthplace: Shadwell, Virginia, USA
    • Profession: Statesman, Inventor, Author, Farmer, Architect, + more
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    Henry Ford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Inventors
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    Henry Ford was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Although Ford did not invent the automobile or the assembly line, he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1863-1947)
    • Birthplace: Greenfield Township, Wayne County, Michigan
    • Profession: Business magnate, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Industrialist, + more
    • Credits: Because of Love
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    Penn Fraser Jillette is an American magician, juggler, comedian, musician, inventor, actor, and best-selling author known for his work with fellow magician Teller in the team Penn & Teller. He is also known for his advocacy of atheism, scientific skepticism, libertarianism and free-market capitalism.more

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    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Screenwriter, Illusionist, + more
    • Credits: Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Tim's Vermeer, Fantasia/2000, An Honest Liar
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