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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
Died at 76 (1879-1955)

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80 17
Johannes Gutenberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 70 (1398-1468)

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44 6
Gottlieb Daimler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 66 (1834-1900)

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60 14
Ferdinand Porsche is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 76 (1875-1951)

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55 14
Rudolf Diesel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 55 (1858-1913)

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39 8
Wernher von Braun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 65 (1912-1977)

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42 11
Carl Benz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Vader504 added Carl Benz

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41 11
Wilhelm Maybach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 83 (1846-1929)

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40 11
Herman Hollerith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 69 (1860-1929)

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35 8
Otto Lilienthal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 48 (1848-1896)

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36 10
Paracelsus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 48 (1493-1541)

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33 8
Engelbert Zaschka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 60 (1895-1955)

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35 10
Heinrich Hertz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 37 (1857-1894)

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32 8
Hermann von Helmholtz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 73 (1821-1894)

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32 9
Robert Bunsen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 88 (1811-1899)

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26 5
Felix Wankel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 86 (1902-1988)

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25 6
Carl Wilhelm Siemens is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 60 (1823-1883)

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31 11
Robert Koch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 67 (1843-1910)

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26 8
Hans von Ohain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 87 (1911-1998)

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28 10
Otto von Guericke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 84 (1602-1686)

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21 5
Robert Bosch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Robert Bosch Died at 81 (1861-1942)

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20 6
Rudolph Ackermann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Rudolph Ackermann Died at 70 (1764-1834)

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23 9
Ernst Litfaß is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Ernst Litfaß Died at 58 (1816-1874)

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16 3
Ottmar Mergenthaler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 45 (1854-1899)

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16 3
Johann Schweigger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous German Inventors List
Died at 78 (1779-1857)