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Famous German Inventors List

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.

This list answers the questions "what are the names of inventors born in Germany?" and "what is a list of smart German inventors?"

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    21

    Johannes Gutenberg

    Dec. at 70 (1398-1468)
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    79
    15
    Dec. at 75 (1875-1951)
  • 3
    73
    15

    Rudolf Diesel

    Dec. at 55 (1858-1913)
  • 4
    67
    12

    Gottlieb Daimler

    Dec. at 65 (1834-1900)
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    106
    43
    Dec. at 76 (1879-1955)
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    68
    15
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    Carl Benz

  • 7
    55
    7

    Wernher von Braun

    Dec. at 65 (1912-1977)
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    54
    8

    Otto Lilienthal

    Dec. at 48 (1848-1896)
  • 9
    54
    9

    Wilhelm Maybach

    Dec. at 83 (1846-1929)
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    47
    7

    Engelbert Zaschka

    Dec. at 59 (1895-1955)
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    46
    8

    Paracelsus

    Dec. at 47 (1493-1541)
  • 12
    47
    9

    Herman Hollerith

    Dec. at 69 (1860-1929)
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    37
    6
    Dec. at 60 (1823-1883)
  • 14
    38
    7

    Hermann von Helmholtz

    Dec. at 73 (1821-1894)
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    34
    8

    Robert Bunsen

    Dec. at 88 (1811-1899)
  • 16
    32
    7

    Robert Koch

    Dec. at 66 (1843-1910)
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    28
    5

    Robert Bosch

    Dec. at 80 (1861-1942)
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    30
    8

    Heinrich Hertz

    Dec. at 36 (1857-1894)
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    25
    7

    Otto von Guericke

    Dec. at 83 (1602-1686)
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    23
    5

    Felix Wankel

    Dec. at 86 (1902-1988)
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    24
    6

    Ernst Litfaß

    Dec. at 58 (1816-1874)
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    23
    7

    Hans von Ohain

    Dec. at 86 (1911-1998)
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    18
    1

    Christoph Meinel

    Age: 67
  • 24
    21
    5

    Rudolph Ackermann

    Dec. at 69 (1764-1834)
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    17
    2

    Ottmar Mergenthaler

    Dec. at 45 (1854-1899)