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

This is a list that features people like George Washington and Benjamin Banneker. Featuring American surveyors and more, this list has it all.

From reputable, prominent, and well known surveyors to the lesser known surveyors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the surveyor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous surveyors ever?" and "What are the names of famous surveyors?" then you're in the right place. 
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
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George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the United States Constitution, which replaced the ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1732-1799)

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Westmoreland County, + more

Profession: Surveyor, Politician, Soldier, Military Officer, Farmer, + more

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#31 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Benjamin Banneker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
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Benjamin Banneker was a free African American scientist, surveyor, almanac author and farmer. Born in Baltimore County, Maryland, to a free African American woman and a former slave, Banneker had little formal education and was largely self-taught. He is known for being part of a group led by Major ...more

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Age: Died at 75 (1731-1806)

Birthplace: Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Surveyor, Mathematician, Inventor, Astronomer

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William Austin Burt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
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William Austin Burt was an American inventor, legislator, surveyor, and millwright. He was the inventor, maker and patentee of the first typewriter constructed in America. He is referred to as the "father of the typewriter." Burt also invented the first workable solar compass, a solar use surveying ...more

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Age: Died at 66 (1792-1858)

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Surveyor, Politician, Inventor

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Zena Ferry Moody is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
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Zenas Ferry Moody was the seventh Governor of Oregon from 1882 to 1887. ...more

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Age: Died at 85 (1832-1917)

Birthplace: Granby, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Massachusetts, + more

Profession: Surveyor

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