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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.

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Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Engineers from England
age 64
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 ...more
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Carol Vorderman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Engineers from England
age 58
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 ...more
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Ada Lovelace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Dec. at 37 (1815-1852)
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 ...more
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Joe Meek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Dec. at 38 (1929-1967)
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 ...more
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Francis Drake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Sir Francis Drake, vice admiral was an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Drake carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a ...more
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Henry Moseley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Dec. at 28 (1887-1915)
Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley was an English physicist. Moseley's outstanding contribution to the science of physics was the justification from physical laws of the previous empirical and chemical ...more
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Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Mr. Bean is a British television programme series of fifteen 25-minute episodes written by Robin Driscoll and starring Rowan Atkinson as the title character. Different episodes were also written ...more
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Joseph Bramah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Dec. at 66 (1748-1814)
Joseph Bramah, born Stainborough Lane Farm, Stainborough, Barnsley Yorkshire, England, was an inventor and locksmith. He is best known for having invented the hydraulic press. Along with William ...more
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Joseph Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Dec. at 59 (1897-1956)
Joseph Smith CBE was an English aircraft designer who took over as Chief Designer for Supermarine's upon the death of R. J. Mitchell and led the team responsible for the subsequent development ...more
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Barnes Wallis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Dec. at 92 (1887-1979)
Sir Barnes Neville Wallis, CBE FRS, RDI, FRAeS, was an English scientist, engineer and inventor. He is best known for inventing the bouncing bomb used by the Royal Air Force in Operation ...more
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Robert Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Dec. at 56 (1803-1859)
Robert Stephenson FRS was an early railway engineer. The only son of George Stephenson, the "Father of Railways", he built on the achievements of his father. Robert has been called the ...more
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Steven Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Engineers from England
age 51
Steven Wilson is a surround mix engineer, surround mastering engineer and a surround producer.
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Richard James Burgess is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Engineers from England
age 69
Richard James Burgess is an English studio drummer, music-computer programmer, recording artist, record producer, composer, author, manager, marketer and inventor. He launched his career as a ...more
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Alexander Hamilton Church is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Alexander Hamilton Church Dec. at 70 (1866-1936)
Alexander Hamilton Church was an English efficiency engineer, accountant and writer on accountancy and management, known for his seminal work of management and cost accounting.
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Isambard Kingdom Brunel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Dec. at 53 (1806-1859)
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS, was an English mechanical and civil engineer who built dockyards, the Great Western Railway, a series of steamships including the first propeller-driven ...more
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John Ambrose Fleming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Dec. at 96 (1849-1945)
Sir John Ambrose Fleming FRS was a British electrical engineer and physicist. He is known for inventing the first thermionic valve or vacuum tube. He is also famous for the left hand rule. He ...more
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Hertha Marks Ayrton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Dec. at 69 (1854-1923)
Phoebe Sarah Hertha Ayrton was an English engineer, mathematician, physicist, and inventor. She was awarded the Hughes Medal by the Royal Society for her work on electric arcs and ripples in ...more
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Oliver Heaviside is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Dec. at 75 (1850-1925)
Oliver Heaviside FRS was a self-taught English electrical engineer, mathematician, and physicist who adapted complex numbers to the study of electrical circuits, invented mathematical techniques ...more
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James Dyson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Engineers from England
age 71
Sir James Dyson, CBE, FREng is a British inventor, industrial designer and founder of the Dyson company. He is best known as the inventor of the Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner, which works ...more
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Nevil Shute is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Dec. at 61 (1899-1960)
Nevil Shute Norway was a British novelist and aeronautical engineer. He used his full name in his engineering career, and Nevil Shute as his pen name, to protect his engineering career from any ...more
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John Hopkinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Dec. at 49 (1849-1898)
John Hopkinson, FRS, was a British physicist, electrical engineer, Fellow of the Royal Society and President of the IEE twice in 1890 and 1896. He invented the three-wire system for the ...more
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Frederic Calland Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Dec. at 66 (1911-1977)
Sir Frederic Calland Williams, CBE, FRS, known as 'F.C. Williams' or 'Freddie Williams', was an English engineer.
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Arthur Marshall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Dec. at 104 (1903-2007)
Sir Arthur Gregory George Marshall, OBE, was a British aviation pioneer and businessman, chairman of Marshall Aerospace between 1942 and 1989.
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John Milne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Dec. at 63 (1850-1913)
John Milne was a British geologist and mining engineer who worked on a horizontal seismograph.
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Tom Kilburn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Engineers from England
Dec. at 80 (1921-2001)
Tom Kilburn CBE, FRS was an English engineer. With Freddie Williams he worked on the Williams-Kilburn Tube and the world's first stored-program computer, the Small-Scale Experimental Machine, ...more