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

This list has everything from Mr. Bean to Ada Lovelace.

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

Use this list of renowned English engineers to discover some new engineers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (171 items)
Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Engineers from England
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Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, CBE is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Mr. Bean and Blackadder. Atkinson first came to prominence in the sketch comedy show Not the Nine O'Clock News, and via his participation in The Secret Policeman's Balls from 1979. ...more

Age: 62

Birthplace: Consett, United Kingdom

Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

Also Ranked

#55 on The Best English Actors of All Time

#24 on The Best Living English Actors

#34 on The Funniest People of All Time

#71 on Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

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Carol Vorderman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Engineers from England
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Carol Jean Vorderman MBE RAFVR is a British media personality, best known for co-hosting the popular game show Countdown for 26 years from 1982 until 2008. Vorderman's career took off in 1982 when she joined Channel 4 game show Countdown. She co-hosted the show most recently with Des O'Connor; ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Bedford, United Kingdom

Profession: Backing vocalist, Screenwriter, Writer, Broadcaster, Presenter, + more

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Ada Lovelace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Engineers from England
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Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, born Augusta Ada Byron and now commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is ...more

Age: Died at 37 (1815-1852)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Profession: Programmer, Mathematician, Computer scientist, Scientist, Writer

Also Ranked

#11 on The Most Influential Software Programmers of All Time

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Joe Meek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Engineers from England
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Robert George "Joe" Meek was a pioneering English record producer and songwriter. His best-remembered hit is the Tornados' "Telstar", which became the first record by a British group to reach number one in the US Hot 100. It also spent five weeks at number one the UK singles chart, with Meek ...more

Age: Died at 38 (1929-1967)

Birthplace: Newent, United Kingdom

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Engineer

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