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List of notable or famous scientists from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in the United States and even some popular scientists who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from the United States is included when available.

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Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from the United States
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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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Hedy Lamarr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from the United States
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Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian and American inventor and film actress. After an early and brief film career in Germany, which included a controversial love-making scene in the film Ecstasy, she fled her husband and secretly moved to Paris. While there, she met MGM head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1914-2000)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Profession: Pin-up girl, Inventor, Scientist, Actor, Engineer

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Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from the United States
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Scientist and Inventor from United States of America. Educated in U.S.A. with M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing. Also holds Ph.D. and M.S. in Polymer and Chemical Engineering from University of Manchester, U.K., and B.S. and B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from University of Mumbai, India. Author of ...more

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Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Profession: Scientist

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Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from the United States
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Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. Tesla gained experience in telephony and electrical engineering before ...more

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Age: Died at 87 (1856-1943)

Birthplace: Smiljan, Croatia

Profession: Futurist, Physicist, Inventor, Scientist, Mechanical engineer, + more

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