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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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Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Nikola Tesla Died at 87 (1856-1943)

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Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Benjamin Franklin Died at 84 (1706-1790)

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

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Orville Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Orville Wright Died at 77 (1871-1948)

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Wilbur Wright is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Wilbur Wright Died at 45 (1867-1912)

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

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

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Eli Whitney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Eli Whitney Died at 60 (1765-1825)

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Jonas Salk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Jonas Salk Died at 81 (1914-1995)

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Charles Goodyear is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Charles Goodyear Died at 60 (1800-1860)

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Carl Djerassi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Carl Djerassi age 94

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Samuel Morse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Samuel Morse Died at 81 (1791-1872)

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Mark Twain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Mark Twain Died at 75 (1835-1910)

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

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Richard Feynman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Richard Feynman Died at 70 (1918-1988)

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Buckminster Fuller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Buckminster Fuller Died at 88 (1895-1983)

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George Westinghouse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous American Inventors List
George Westinghouse Died at 68 (1846-1914)

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King C. Gillette is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous American Inventors List
King C. Gillette Died at 77 (1855-1932)

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Philo Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Philo Farnsworth Died at 65 (1906-1971)

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Melvil Dewey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Melvil Dewey Died at 80 (1851-1931)

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George Eastman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous American Inventors List
George Eastman Died at 78 (1854-1932)

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Isaac Singer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Isaac Singer Died at 64 (1811-1875)

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John Browning is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous American Inventors List
John Browning Died at 71 (1855-1926)

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Leo Baekeland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Leo Baekeland Died at 81 (1863-1944)

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Robert H. Goddard is listed (or ranked) 26 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) 27 on the list Famous American Inventors List
George Washington Died at 75 (1871-1946)

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Maurice Hilleman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Maurice Hilleman Died at 86 (1919-2005)

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Udi Manber is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous American Inventors List

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William Shockley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous American Inventors List
William Shockley Died at 79 (1910-1989)

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Elisha Otis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Elisha Otis Died at 50 (1811-1861)

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

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

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George Washington Carver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous American Inventors List

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Julian Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous American Inventors List

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Léon Theremin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Léon Theremin Died at 97 (1896-1993)

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Robert E. Kahn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous American Inventors List

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Edwin H. Land is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Edwin H. Land Died at 82 (1909-1991)

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Garrett Morgan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Garrett Morgan Died at 85 (1878-1963)

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John Bardeen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous American Inventors List
John Bardeen Died at 83 (1908-1991)

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Anthony Adducci is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Anthony Adducci Died at 69 (1937-2006)

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John Philip Holland is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous American Inventors List
John Philip Holland Died at 74 (1840-1914)

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Bette Nesmith Graham is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Bette Nesmith Graham Died at 56 (1924-1980)

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George Kellogg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous American Inventors List
George Kellogg Died at 89 (1812-1901)

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Johnny Gruelle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Johnny Gruelle Died at 58 (1880-1938)

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Theodore Maiman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Theodore Maiman Died at 80 (1927-2007)

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Walt Langendorfer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous American Inventors List
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Edwin Howard Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Edwin Howard Armstrong Died at 64 (1890-1954)

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Douglas Engelbart is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Douglas Engelbart Died at 88 (1925-2013)

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Igor Sikorsky is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Igor Sikorsky Died at 83 (1889-1972)