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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
Died at 84 (1706-1790)

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259 76
Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 87 (1856-1943)

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130 24
Orville Wright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 77 (1871-1948)

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131 30
Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 75 (1847-1922)

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114 23
Wilbur Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 45 (1867-1912)

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186 58
Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 76 (1879-1955)

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142 41
Thomas Edison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 84 (1847-1931)

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101 23
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 83 (1743-1826)

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80 16
Charles Goodyear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 60 (1800-1860)

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70 13
John Browning is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 71 (1855-1926)

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72 15
Samuel Morse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 81 (1791-1872)

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69 15
Eli Whitney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 60 (1765-1825)

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54 15
George Westinghouse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 68 (1846-1914)

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43 9
Philo Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 65 (1906-1971)

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42 9
George Pullman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 66 (1831-1897)

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41 9
George Eastman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 78 (1854-1932)

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38 8
Leo Baekeland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 81 (1863-1944)

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37 8
King C. Gillette is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 77 (1855-1932)

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37 9
William Shockley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 79 (1910-1989)

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35 10
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 75 (1871-1946)

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Mark Twain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 75 (1835-1910)

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32 10
Hiram Maxim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 76 (1840-1916)

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31 10
Robert H. Goddard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 63 (1882-1945)

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32 11
Buckminster Fuller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 88 (1895-1983)

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34 14
Jonas Salk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 81 (1914-1995)

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21 4
Wernher von Braun is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 65 (1912-1977)

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28 10
Melvil Dewey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 80 (1851-1931)

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29 11
Isaac Singer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 64 (1811-1875)

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22 6
George Kellogg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 89 (1812-1901)

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22 7
Igor Sikorsky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 83 (1889-1972)

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29 13
Richard Feynman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 70 (1918-1988)

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18 4
Herman Hollerith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 69 (1860-1929)

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26 11
Henry John Heinz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 75 (1844-1919)

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20 6
Edwin Howard Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 64 (1890-1954)

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20 6
Christopher Latham Sholes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 71 (1819-1890)

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16 3
Edwin Gillette is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 94 (1909-2003)

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17 4
Francis A. Pratt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 75 (1827-1902)

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17 4
John Robinson Pierce is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 92 (1910-2002)

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18 5
Robert E. Kahn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous American Inventors List

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19 6
John Ericsson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 86 (1803-1889)

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19 6
Elisha Otis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 50 (1811-1861)

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15 3
Yevgeny Murzin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Yevgeny Murzin

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16 4
Walter Frederick Morrison is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 90 (1920-2010)

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17 5
R. G. LeTourneau is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 81 (1888-1969)

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17 5
Lawrence Sperry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Lawrence Sperry Died at 31 (1892-1923)

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17 5
James Edward Maceo West is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous American Inventors List

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18 6
Udi Manber is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous American Inventors List

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19 7
Charles F. Ritchel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 67 (1844-1911)

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21 9
John Philip Holland is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 74 (1840-1914)

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31 18
Carl Djerassi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous American Inventors List
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