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Famous German Inventors List  

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

List features Albert Einstein, Ottmar Mergenthaler and more.

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 76 (1879-1955)
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Johannes Gutenberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 70 (1398-1468)
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Ferdinand Porsche is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 76 (1875-1951)
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Gottlieb Daimler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 66 (1834-1900)
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Rudolf Diesel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 55 (1858-1913)
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Wernher von Braun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 65 (1912-1977)
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Wilhelm Maybach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 83 (1846-1929)
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Carl Benz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Vader504 added Carl Benz
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Herman Hollerith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 69 (1860-1929)
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Otto Lilienthal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 48 (1848-1896)
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Paracelsus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 48 (1493-1541)
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Engelbert Zaschka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 60 (1895-1955)
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Heinrich Hertz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 37 (1857-1894)
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Hermann von Helmholtz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 73 (1821-1894)
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Robert Bunsen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 88 (1811-1899)
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Felix Wankel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 86 (1902-1988)
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Carl Wilhelm Siemens is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 60 (1823-1883)
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Robert Koch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 67 (1843-1910)
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Robert Bosch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Robert Bosch Dec. at 81 (1861-1942)
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Otto von Guericke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 84 (1602-1686)
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Hans von Ohain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 87 (1911-1998)
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Rudolph Ackermann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Rudolph Ackermann Dec. at 70 (1764-1834)
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Ernst Litfaß is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Ernst Litfaß Dec. at 58 (1816-1874)
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Johann Schweigger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 78 (1779-1857)
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Ottmar Mergenthaler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Dec. at 45 (1854-1899)