List of Famous Electrical Engineers People

List of Famous Electrical Engineers

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

Everyone from Mr. Bean to Edwin Howard Armstrong is included on this list.

From reputable, prominent, and well known electrical engineers to the lesser known electrical engineers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the electrical engineer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous electrical engineers ever?" and "What are the names of famous electrical engineers?" then you're in the right place. (440 items)
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    Nikola Tesla

    Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
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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 immigrating ...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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    Guglielmo Marconi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
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    Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system. He is often credited as the inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel ...more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1874-1937)
    • Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
    • Profession: Physicist, Inventor, Electrical engineer, Engineer
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    Michael Faraday is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
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    Michael Faraday FRS was an English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His main discoveries include those of electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis. Although Faraday received little formal education, he was one of the most influential ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1791-1867)
    • Birthplace: Newington Butts, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Physicist, Chemist, Scientist, Philosopher
    • Credits: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures
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    Lee de Forest is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
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    Lee de Forest was an American inventor with over 180 patents to his credit. He named himself the "Father of Radio," and famously said, "I discovered an Invisible Empire of the Air, intangible, yet solid as granite." In 1906 de Forest invented the Audion, the first triode vacuum tube and the first ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1873-1961)
    • Birthplace: United States of America, United States, with Territories, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, + more
    • Profession: Film Producer, Cinematographer, Inventor, Film Director, Electrical engineer, + more
    • Credits: My Old Kentucky Home, A Musical Monologue, Ben Bernie and All the Lads, Love's Old Sweet Song, A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor, + more
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    George Westinghouse is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
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    George Westinghouse, Jr. was an American entrepreneur and engineer who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry, gaining his first patent at the age of 22. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for much of his career, Westinghouse was one of Thomas Edison's main rivals in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1846-1914)
    • Birthplace: Schoharie, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Electrical engineer, Engineer
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    Loni Love is an American comedienne and actress. Before quitting her job as an electrical engineer in 2003, Love began to pursue a career in stand up comedy. She was the runner-up on Star Search 2006 and was named among the "Top 10 Comics to Watch" in both Variety and Comedy Central in 2009. She is ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Electrical engineer
    • Credits: Soul Plane, Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Bad Asses, truTV Presents: World's Dumbest..., + more
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    Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
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    Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, Ph.D., LL.D., also known as Michael I. Pupin, was a Serbian American physicist and physical chemist. Pupin is best known for his numerous patents, including a means of greatly extending the range of long-distance telephone communication by placing loading coils at predetermined ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1858-1935)
    • Birthplace: Idvor, Serbia
    • Profession: Physicist, Chemist, Professor, Inventor, Scientist, + more
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    Charles Proteus Steinmetz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
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    Charles Proteus Steinmetz was a German-born American mathematician and electrical engineer. He fostered the development of alternating current that made possible the expansion of the electric power industry in the United States, formulating mathematical theories for engineers. He made ground-breaking ...more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1865-1923)
    • Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
    • Profession: Mathematician, Inventor, Scientist, Electrical engineer, Engineer
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