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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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316 70
Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 84 (1706-1790)
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203 36
Orville Wright is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 77 (1871-1948)
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340 89
Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 87 (1856-1943)
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186 45
Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 75 (1847-1922)
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191 51
Thomas Edison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 84 (1847-1931)
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142 30
Wilbur Wright is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 45 (1867-1912)
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238 72
Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 76 (1879-1955)
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134 27
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 83 (1743-1826)
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96 17
John Browning is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 71 (1855-1926)
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99 21
Charles Goodyear is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 60 (1800-1860)
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93 19
Samuel Morse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 81 (1791-1872)
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85 20
Eli Whitney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 60 (1765-1825)
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72 16
George Westinghouse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 68 (1846-1914)
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58 10
George Pullman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 66 (1831-1897)
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57 13
Philo Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 65 (1906-1971)
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53 11
George Eastman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 78 (1854-1932)
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51 11
Leo Baekeland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 81 (1863-1944)
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49 10
King C. Gillette is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 77 (1855-1932)
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52 12
William Shockley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 79 (1910-1989)
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47 14
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 75 (1871-1946)
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42 12
Hiram Maxim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 76 (1840-1916)
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62 28
Mark Twain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 75 (1835-1910)
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33 7
Wernher von Braun is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 65 (1912-1977)
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41 13
Robert H. Goddard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 63 (1882-1945)
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47 19
Jonas Salk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Died at 81 (1914-1995)