List of Famous Civil Engineers People

List of Famous Civil Engineers

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List of famous civil engineers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top civil engineers in the world? This includes the most prominent civil engineers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable civil engineers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic civil engineers 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 civil engineers.

List is made up of people like Osama bin Laden and Leonardo da Vinci.

From reputable, prominent, and well known civil engineers to the lesser known civil engineers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the civil engineer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous civil engineers ever?" and "What are the names of famous civil engineers?" then you're in the right place. (848 items)
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    Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Civil Engineers
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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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    Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was the founder of al-Qaeda, the militant organization that claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks on the United States, along with numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets. He was a Saudi Arabian, a member of the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 54 (1957-2011)
    • Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    • Profession: Businessperson, Engineer
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    Harold Camping is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Civil Engineers
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    Harold Egbert Camping was an American Christian radio broadcaster, author and evangelist. Beginning in 1958, he served as president of Family Radio, a California-based radio station group that broadcasts to more than 150 markets in the United States. In October 2011, he retired from active broadcasting ...more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1921-2013)
    • Birthplace: Colorado, United States of America
    • Profession: Civil engineer, Author, Radio personality, Televangelist, Pastor, + more
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    Yasser Arafat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Civil Engineers
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    Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa, popularly known as Yasser Arafat or by his kunya Abu Ammar, was a Palestinian leader. He was Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, President of the Palestinian National Authority, and leader of the Fatah political party and former ...more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1929-2004)
    • Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
    • Profession: Politician, Civil engineer
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    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is an Iranian politician who was the sixth President of Iran from 2005 to 2013. He was also the main political leader of the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran, a coalition of conservative political groups in the country. An engineer and teacher from a poor background, Ahmadinejad ...more

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    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Aradan, Iran
    • Profession: Politician, Civil engineer, Teacher
    • Credits: Letters to the President, Iran: The Hundred Year War
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    Henry Liu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Civil Engineers
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    Henry Liu was a retired American civil engineer and the president of Freight Pipeline Company, now known as EcologicTech. Liu earned his PhD in civil engineering from Colorado State University with research on fluid mechanics, and then worked as a professor of civil engineering at University of Missouri ...more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1936-2009)
    • Profession: Civil engineer, Engineer
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    Konrad Zuse was a German civil engineer, inventor and computer pioneer. His greatest achievement was the world's first programmable computer; the functional program-controlled Turing-complete Z3 became operational in May 1941. Thanks to this machine and its predecessors, Zuse has often been regarded as ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1910-1995)
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
    • Profession: Civil engineer, Computer scientist, Engineer
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    Herbert Hoover is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Civil Engineers
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    Herbert Clark Hoover was the 31st President of the United States. He was a professional mining engineer, and was raised as a Quaker. A Republican, Hoover served as head of the U.S. Food Administration during World War I, and became internationally known for humanitarian relief efforts in war-time ...more

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1874-1964)
    • Birthplace: West Branch, Iowa, USA
    • Profession: Businessperson, Civil engineer, Engineer
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