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List of notable or famous engineers from Spain, with bios and photos, including the top engineers born in Spain and even some popular engineers who immigrated to Spain. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Spanish 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 Spain is included when available.

List is made up of a variety of people, including Santiago Calatrava and Agustín de Betancourt.

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

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Abbas Ibn Firnas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Engineers from Spain
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Abbas ibn Firnas, also known as Abbas Abu al-Qasim ibn Firnas ibn Wirdas al-Takurini, was an Andalusian polymath: an inventor, physician, engineer, Andalusian musician, and Arabic-language poet. Often said to be of Berber descent, he was born in Izn-Rand Onda, Al-Andalus, lived in the Umayyad ...more

Age: Died at 77 (810-887)

Birthplace: Ronda, Spain

Profession: Pilot, Poet, Musician, Inventor, Physician, + more

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Agustín de Betancourt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Engineers from Spain
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Agustín de Betancourt y Molina was a prominent Spanish engineer, who worked in Spain, France and Russia. His work ranged from steam engines and balloons to structural engineering and urban planning. As an educator, Betancourt founded and managed the Spanish Corps of Engineers and the Saint ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1758-1824)

Birthplace: Puerto de la Cruz, Spain

Profession: Urban planner, Engineer

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Alī Ibn Khalaf al-Murādī, Al-Andalus, was a Mechanical engineer and author of the unique technological manuscript entitled Kitāb al-asrār fī natā'ij al-afkār. It was copied and used at the court of Alfonso VI of León and Castile in Christian Spain in the 11th century. The manuscript provides ...more

Profession: Author, Engineer

Eduardo Torroja y Miret, was a Spanish structural engineer, pioneer in the design of concrete shell structures. His first large project was the Tempul cable-stayed aqueduct in 1926, Guadalete, Jerez de la Frontera, in which he used prestressed girders, and he made his name with the concrete ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1899-1961)

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Profession: Civil engineer, Architect, Structural engineer, Engineer

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