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Famous English Inventors List

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List of famous English inventors, listed loosely by relevance with photos when available. These are some of the greatest English inventors that have helped make our lives easier by inventing things we use in our everyday lives. The inventions invented by each historic English inventor are displayed next to the inventors name when available. These brilliant inventors from England can also be sorted by various bits of information, such as what year and where the inventor was born.

List features Isaac Newton, Alan Turing and more.

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John Braithwaite is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous English Inventors List
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Lewis Carroll is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Word ladder, Nyctograph
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Robert Hooke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Balance wheel, Universal joint, Diaphragm
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Robert Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous English Inventors List
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James Dyson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Ballbarrow
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Stephen Hales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous English Inventors List
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Alan Turing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Universal Turing machine, LU decomposition
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Thomas Phillips is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Thomas Phillips
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John Herschel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Actinometer, Photographic fixer, Cyanotype
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Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquess ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquess of Worcester Steam engine
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Florence Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Polar area chart
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John Theophilus Desaguliers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous English Inventors List
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Robert Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Torpedo, Whitehead Torpedo
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William Oughtred is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Slide rule
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Joseph Cyril Bamford is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Backhoe loader
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George Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous English Inventors List
My Lord, Killingworth locomotives, Stephenson's Rocket
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Tim Berners-Lee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Hypertext Transfer Protocol, World Wide Web, HTML
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John Harrison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Gridiron pendulum, Marine chronometer
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Edmund Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous English Inventors List
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Louis Essen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous English Inventors List
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Frederick Walton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Frederick Walton
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Guy Stewart Callendar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Guy Stewart Callendar
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John Kay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous English Inventors List
John Kay Flying shuttle
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Richard Arkwright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Richard Arkwright Spinning frame
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Walter Hancock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous English Inventors List
Walter Hancock