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List of famous mechanical engineers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top mechanical engineers in the world? This includes the most prominent mechanical engineers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. You might also enjoy the biggest feuds in science history and a list of completely useless inventions built by the world's greatest geniuses. This list of notable mechanical engineers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic mechanical 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 mechanical engineers.

This list of successful people who specialize in mechanical engineering includes Nikola Tesla, James Watt, Bill Nye, and more. Consisting of female mechanical engineers and other lesser known mechanical scientists, this list has them all! 

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

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Willis Carrier is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Mechanical Engineers
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Willis Haviland Carrier was an American engineer, best known for inventing modern air conditioning. ...more

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Age: Died at 74 (1876-1950)

Birthplace: Angola, Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Inventor, Mechanical engineer, Engineer

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Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Mechanical 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 ...more

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Age: Died at 87 (1856-1943)

Birthplace: Smiljan, Croatia

Nationality: Austrian Empire, United States of America, Austria-Hungary

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

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Rudolf Diesel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Mechanical Engineers
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Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel was a German inventor and mechanical engineer, famous for the invention of the diesel engine. Diesel was the subject of the 1942 film Diesel. ...more

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Age: Died at 55 (1858-1913)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France, Germany

Profession: Entrepreneur, Inventor, Mechanical engineer, Engineer

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Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Mechanical Engineers
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William Sanford "Bill" Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist, and former mechanical engineer, best known as the host of the Disney/PBS children's science show Bill Nye the Science Guy and for his many ...more

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Age: 61

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Educator, Screenwriter, Scientist, Actor, + more

Credits: Bill Nye the Science Guy, An Honest Liar, Ellen's Energy Adventure, StarTalk

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