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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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328 74
Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 84 (1706-1790)
2
208 38
Orville Wright is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 77 (1871-1948)
3
348 91
Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 87 (1856-1943)
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192 48
Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 75 (1847-1922)
5
197 52
Thomas Edison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 84 (1847-1931)
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139 28
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 83 (1743-1826)
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243 73
Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 76 (1879-1955)
8
145 31
Wilbur Wright is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 45 (1867-1912)
9
100 18
John Browning is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 71 (1855-1926)
10
97 19
Samuel Morse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 81 (1791-1872)
11
100 22
Charles Goodyear is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 60 (1800-1860)
12
87 20
Eli Whitney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 60 (1765-1825)
13
73 16
George Westinghouse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 68 (1846-1914)
14
58 10
George Pullman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 66 (1831-1897)
15
54 11
George Eastman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 78 (1854-1932)
16
57 13
Philo Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 65 (1906-1971)
17
51 11
Leo Baekeland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 81 (1863-1944)
18
49 10
King C. Gillette is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 77 (1855-1932)
19
52 13
William Shockley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 79 (1910-1989)
20
47 14
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 75 (1871-1946)
21
42 12
Hiram Maxim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 76 (1840-1916)
22
63 28
Mark Twain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 75 (1835-1910)
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34 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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42 13
Robert H. Goddard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 63 (1882-1945)
25
47 19
Jonas Salk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous American Inventors List
Dec. at 81 (1914-1995)