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List of famous American inventors, listed loosely by relevance with photos when available. These are some of the greatest American inventors that have helped make our lives easier by inventing things we use in our everyday lives. The inventions invented by each historic American inventor are displayed next to the inventors name when available. These brilliant inventors from United States can also be sorted by various bits of information, such as what year and where the inventor was born.

Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein are included on this list along with many more.

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Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Benjamin Franklin Died at 84 (1706-1790)

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Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Nikola Tesla Died at 87 (1856-1943)

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Albert Einstein Died at 76 (1879-1955)

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Orville Wright is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Orville Wright Died at 77 (1871-1948)

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Wilbur Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Wilbur Wright Died at 45 (1867-1912)

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Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Alexander Graham Bell Died at 75 (1847-1922)

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Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Thomas Jefferson Died at 83 (1743-1826)

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Thomas Edison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Thomas Edison Died at 84 (1847-1931)

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Charles Goodyear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Charles Goodyear Died at 60 (1800-1860)

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Eli Whitney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Eli Whitney Died at 60 (1765-1825)

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Samuel Morse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Samuel Morse Died at 81 (1791-1872)

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John Browning is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous American Inventors List
John Browning Died at 71 (1855-1926)

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George Westinghouse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous American Inventors List
George Westinghouse Died at 68 (1846-1914)

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Philo Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Philo Farnsworth Died at 65 (1906-1971)

19 Celebrities Who Were Orphaned as Children

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Leo Baekeland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Leo Baekeland Died at 81 (1863-1944)

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George Pullman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous American Inventors List
George Pullman Died at 66 (1831-1897)

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King C. Gillette is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous American Inventors List
King C. Gillette Died at 77 (1855-1932)

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George Eastman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous American Inventors List
George Eastman Died at 78 (1854-1932)

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Mark Twain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Mark Twain Died at 75 (1835-1910)

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William Shockley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous American Inventors List
William Shockley Died at 79 (1910-1989)

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Hiram Maxim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Hiram Maxim Died at 76 (1840-1916)

30 Celebrities Who Married the Same Person Twice

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Robert H. Goddard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Robert H. Goddard Died at 63 (1882-1945)

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George Washington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous American Inventors List
George Washington Died at 75 (1871-1946)

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Buckminster Fuller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Buckminster Fuller Died at 88 (1895-1983)

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Jonas Salk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Jonas Salk Died at 81 (1914-1995)

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Melvil Dewey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Melvil Dewey Died at 80 (1851-1931)

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Edwin Howard Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Edwin Howard Armstrong Died at 64 (1890-1954)

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Isaac Singer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Isaac Singer Died at 64 (1811-1875)

14 Famous People with Jewish Mothers

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Francis A. Pratt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Francis A. Pratt Died at 75 (1827-1902)

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George Kellogg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous American Inventors List
George Kellogg Died at 89 (1812-1901)

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Richard Feynman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Richard Feynman Died at 70 (1918-1988)

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Walter Frederick Morrison is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Walter Frederick Morrison Died at 90 (1920-2010)

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Christopher Latham Sholes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Christopher Latham Sholes Died at 71 (1819-1890)

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Udi Manber is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous American Inventors List

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Quinn Cummings is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous American Inventors List

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Charles F. Ritchel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Charles F. Ritchel Died at 67 (1844-1911)

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George Washington Carver is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous American Inventors List

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John Philip Holland is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous American Inventors List
John Philip Holland Died at 74 (1840-1914)

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Carl Djerassi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Carl Djerassi age 94

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Henry John Heinz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Henry John Heinz Died at 75 (1844-1919)

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Edwin Gillette is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Edwin Gillette Died at 94 (1909-2003)

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Yevgeny Murzin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Yevgeny Murzin

43 Idiots Who Picked Fights with the Wrong Guy

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John Robinson Pierce is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous American Inventors List
John Robinson Pierce Died at 92 (1910-2002)

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Herman Hollerith is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Herman Hollerith Died at 69 (1860-1929)

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R. G. LeTourneau is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous American Inventors List
R. G. LeTourneau Died at 81 (1888-1969)

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Robert E. Kahn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous American Inventors List

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James Edward Maceo West is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous American Inventors List

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Elisha Otis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Elisha Otis Died at 50 (1811-1861)

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Wernher von Braun is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Wernher von Braun Died at 65 (1912-1977)

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Everard Mott Williams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous American Inventors List