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

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

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Carl Culmann is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Engineers from Switzerland
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Carl Culmann was a German structural engineer. Born in Bad Bergzabern, Rhenish Palatinate, in modern-day Germany, Culmann's father, a pastor, tutored him at home before enrolling him at the military engineering school at Metz to prepare for entry to the École Polytechnique. Culmann's ambitions were frustrated by an attack of typhoid and, after a long convalescence, he attended the Karlsruhe Polytechnic School. He joined the Bavarian civil service in 1841 as an apprentice engineer in the design of railroad bridges. Continuing his mathematical studies, in particular under L. C. Schnürlein, in 1847 Culmann transferred to Munich so that he could improve his English in anticipation of a study ...more

Age: Died at 60 (1821-1881)

Birthplace: Bad Bergzabern, Germany

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Carl Roman Abt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Engineers from Switzerland
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Carl Roman Abt was a Swiss mechanical engineer, inventor and entrepreneur. He made groundbreaking innovations in rack-and-pinion railways, giving his name to one of the most widely used systems developed for mountain railways, the Abt rack system. ...more

Age: Died at 83 (1850-1933)

Birthplace: Bünzen, Switzerland

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Charles Labelye was a Swiss bridge engineer and mathematician. Moving to England in the 1720s and receiving patronage from the Duke of Bedford and Earl of Pembroke, he is best known there for his work on the original Westminster Bridge and his invention on that project of caissons as a method of bridge-building. This was praised on its completion, though during the period of construction he received heavy criticism from ill-informed observers, which worsened his health. Other British projects of his were Brentford Bridge, London Bridge, designs for a harbour at Sandwich and reports on the port and harbour facilities at Great Yarmouth and Sunderland. An act of parliament in 1746 naturalised ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1705-1781)

Birthplace: Vevey, Switzerland

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Christian Menn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Engineers from Switzerland
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Christian Menn is a bridge designer from Switzerland. He owned his own Engineering Company in Chur, Switzerland from 1957-1971. From 1971 until his retirement in 1992 he became a professor of Structural Engineering at ETH Zurich specializing in Bridge design. In his retirement years, he continues to be a consulting engineer in private practice. ...more

Age: 91

Birthplace: Meiringen, Switzerland

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