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Famous Electrical Engineers from Germany

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List of notable or famous electrical engineers from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top electrical engineers born in Germany and even some popular electrical engineers who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German electrical engineers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These electrical engineers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known electrical engineer from Germany is included when available.

List features people like Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Julius Edgar Lilienfeld.

This historic electrical engineers from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German electrical engineers of note?" and "Who are the most famous electrical engineers from Germany?" These prominent electrical engineers of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German electrical engineers.

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  • Andreas Maria Maximilian Freiherr von Mauchenheim genannt Bechtolsheim (born 30 September 1955) is a German electrical engineer, entrepreneur, investor, and self-made billionaire. He co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 and was its chief hardware designer. He later became an investor, most notable for providing Sergey Brin and Larry Page with their first round of funding, a $100,000 investment in 1998 before the two had even incorporated their company, Google. His net worth reached $7 billion in September 2018. ...  more
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Ammersee, Germany
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    Sir Carl Wilhelm Siemens (4 April 1823 – 19 November 1883), anglicised to Charles William Siemens, was a German-British engineer and entrepreneur....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 60 (1823-1883)
    • Birthplace: Gehrden, Germany
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    Charles Proteus Steinmetz (born Karl August Rudolph Steinmetz, April 9, 1865 – October 26, 1923) was a German-born American mathematician and electrical engineer and professor at Union College. He fostered the development of alternating current that made possible the expansion of the electric power industry in the United States, formulating mathematical theories for engineers. He made ground-breaking discoveries in the understanding of hysteresis that enabled engineers to design better electromagnetic apparatus equipment including especially electric motors for use in industry.At the time of his death, Steinmetz held over 200 patents. A genius in both mathematics and electronics, he did...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 58 (1865-1923)
    • Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
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    Ernst Werner Siemens (von Siemens from 1888; English: SEEM-ənz; German: [ˈziːməns, -mɛns] 13 December 1816 – 6 December 1892) was a German inventor and industrialist. Siemens's name has been adopted as the SI unit of electrical conductance, the siemens. He was also the founder of the electrical and telecommunications company Siemens....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1816-1892)
    • Birthplace: Gehrden, Germany