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List of famous blacksmiths, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top blacksmiths in the world? This includes the most prominent blacksmiths, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable blacksmiths is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic blacksmiths were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned blacksmiths.

Items include everything from Thomas Davenport to Tom Joyce.

From reputable, prominent, and well known blacksmiths to the lesser known blacksmiths of today, these are some of the best professionals in the blacksmith field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous blacksmiths ever?" and "What are the names of famous blacksmiths?" then you're in the right place. 
Thomas Davenport is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Blacksmiths
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Thomas Davenport was a Vermont blacksmith who constructed the first American DC electric motor in 1834. Davenport was born in Williamstown, Vermont. He lived in Forest Dale, a village near the town of Brandon. As early as 1834, he developed a battery-powered electric motor. He used it to operate a ...more

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Age: Died at 49 (1802-1851)

Birthplace: Williamstown, Vermont, United States of America

Profession: Blacksmith, Inventor

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Tom Joyce is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Blacksmiths
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Tom Joyce


Tom Joyce is an artist, blacksmith, and designer living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since 1977 he has forged sculpture, architectural ironwork and public art for projects throughout the United States. Joyce infuses many of these works with meaning by incorporating inherited histories represented by the ...more

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Age: 59

Profession: Blacksmith

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Alex W. Bealer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Blacksmiths
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Alexander Winkler Bealer, III, known as Alex W. Bealer, was an old-time craftsman of wood working and blacksmithing from Atlanta, Georgia. He authored The Art of Blacksmithing Old Ways of Working Wood,The Tools That Built America, and The Successful Craftsman.. ...more

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Age: Died at 59 (1921-1980)

Birthplace: Valdosta, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Blacksmith, Author

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John Fritz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Blacksmiths
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John Fritz


John F. Fritz was an American pioneer of iron and steel technology who has been referred to as the "Father of the U.S. Steel Industry". To celebrate his 80th birthday the John Fritz Medal was established in 1902, with Fritz himself being the first recipient. ...more

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Age: Died at 91 (1822-1913)

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