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Famous Engineers from England

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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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  • 1
    Rowan Atkinson

    BirthplaceConsett, United Kingdom

    Rowan Sebastian Atkinson (born January 6, 1955), CBE is an English actor, comedian, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Carol Vorderman

    BirthplaceEngland, Bedford

    Carol Jean Vorderman, MBE (born 24 December 1960) is a British media personality, best known... more on Wikipedia
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    Ada Lovelace

    Ada Lovelace

    Dec. at 37 (1815-1852)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (née Byron; 10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was an... more on Wikipedia

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    Joe Meek

    Joe Meek

    Dec. at 38 (1929-1967)

    BirthplaceNewent, United Kingdom

    Robert George "Joe" Meek (5 April 1929 – 3 February 1967) was an English record producer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Francis Drake
    Sir Francis Drake (c. 1540 – 28 January 1596) was an English sea captain, privateer, slave... more on Wikipedia

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    Henry Moseley

    Henry Moseley

    Dec. at 28 (1887-1915)

    BirthplaceWeymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom

    Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley (; 23 November 1887 – 10 August 1915) was an English physicist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Mr. Bean
    Mr. Bean is a British sitcom created by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, produced by Tiger... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Joseph Bramah

    Joseph Bramah

    Dec. at 66 (1748-1814)

    BirthplaceStainborough, United Kingdom

    Joseph Bramah (13 April 1748 – 9 December 1814), born Stainborough Lane Farm, Stainborough,... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Joseph Smith

    Joseph Smith

    Dec. at 59 (1897-1956)
    Joseph ("Joe") Smith CBE (25 May 1897 – 20 February 1956) was an English aircraft designer who... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Barnes Wallis

    Barnes Wallis

    Dec. at 92 (1887-1979)

    BirthplaceRipley, United Kingdom

    Sir Barnes Neville Wallis (26 September 1887 – 30 October 1979), was an English scientist,... more on Wikipedia
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    Robert Stephenson

    Robert Stephenson

    Dec. at 56 (1803-1859)

    BirthplaceWillington Quay, United Kingdom

    Robert Stephenson FRS was an early railway engineer. The only son of George Stephenson, the... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Steven Wilson

    BirthplaceSouth East England, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, Eurasia, Kingston upon Thames

    Steven John Wilson (born 3 November 1967) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Richard James Burgess
    Richard James Burgess (born 29 June 1949) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, record... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Alexander Hamilton Church

    Dec. at 70 (1866-1936)
    Alexander Hamilton Church was an English efficiency engineer, accountant and writer on... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Isambard Kingdom Brunel

    Isambard Kingdom Brunel

    Dec. at 53 (1806-1859)

    BirthplacePortsmouth, United Kingdom

    Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS, was an English mechanical and civil engineer who built... more on Wikipedia

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    John Ambrose Fleming

    John Ambrose Fleming

    Dec. at 96 (1849-1945)

    BirthplaceLancaster, United Kingdom

    Sir John Ambrose Fleming FRS (29 November 1849 – 18 April 1945) was an English electrical... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Hertha Marks Ayrton

    Hertha Marks Ayrton

    Dec. at 69 (1854-1923)

    BirthplacePortsea, United Kingdom

    Phoebe Sarah Hertha Ayrton (28 April 1854 – 26 August 1923) was a British engineer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Oliver Heaviside

    Oliver Heaviside

    Dec. at 75 (1850-1925)

    BirthplaceCamden Town, London, United Kingdom

    Oliver Heaviside FRS (; 18 May 1850 – 3 February 1925) was an English self-taught electrical... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    James Dyson

    BirthplaceCromer, United Kingdom

    Sir James Dyson (born 2 May 1947) is a British inventor, industrial designer and founder and... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Nevil Shute

    Nevil Shute

    Dec. at 61 (1899-1960)

    BirthplaceEaling, London, United Kingdom

    Nevil Shute Norway (17 January 1899 – 12 January 1960) was an English novelist and ... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    John Hopkinson

    John Hopkinson

    Dec. at 49 (1849-1898)

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    John Hopkinson, FRS, (27 July 1849 – 27 August 1898) was a British physicist, electrical... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Frederic Calland Williams

    Frederic Calland Williams

    Dec. at 66 (1911-1977)

    BirthplaceStockport, United Kingdom

    Sir Frederic Calland Williams, (26 June 1911 – 11 August 1977), known as F.C. Williams or... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Arthur Marshall

    Arthur Marshall

    Dec. at 104 (1903-2007)

    BirthplaceCambridge, United Kingdom

    Sir Arthur Gregory George Marshall, OBE, (4 December 1903 – 16 March 2007) was a British... more on Wikipedia
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    John Milne

    John Milne

    Dec. at 63 (1850-1913)

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    John Milne (30 December 1850 – 31 July 1913) was a British geologist and mining engineer who... more on Wikipedia
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    Tom Kilburn

    Dec. at 80 (1921-2001)

    BirthplaceDewsbury, United Kingdom

    Tom Kilburn (11 August 1921 – 17 January 2001) was an English mathematician and computer... more on Wikipedia