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List of famous male electrical engineers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male electrical engineers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being electrical engineers. There are thousand of males working as electrical engineers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic electrical engineers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a electrical engineer then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male electrical engineers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male electrical engineers?" and "Who are the best male electrical engineers?"
Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Electrical Engineers
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Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. Tesla gained experience in telephony and electrical engineering before immigrating to the United States in 1884 to work for Thomas Edison in New York City. He soon struck out on his own with financial backers, setting up laboratories and companies to develop a range of electrical devices. His patented AC induction motor and transformer were licensed by George Westinghouse, who also hired Tesla for a short time as a consultant. His work in the formative years of electric power ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 87 (1856-1943)

Birthplace: Smiljan, Croatia

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Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Electrical Engineers
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Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, CBE is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Mr. Bean and Blackadder. Atkinson first came to prominence in the sketch comedy show Not the Nine O'Clock News, and via his participation in The Secret Policeman's Balls from 1979. His other work includes the sitcom The Thin Blue Line. He has been listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest actors in British comedy and amongst the top 50 comedians ever, in a 2005 poll of fellow comedians. He has also had cinematic success with his performances in the Mr. Bean movie adaptations Bean and Mr. Bean's Holiday and in Johnny English and its sequel Johnny English Reborn. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 63

Birthplace: Consett, United Kingdom

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Guglielmo Marconi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Electrical Engineers
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Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system. He is often credited as the inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy". An entrepreneur, businessman, and founder in Britain in 1897 of The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company, Marconi succeeded in making a commercial success of radio by innovating and building on the work of previous experimenters and physicists. In 1929 the King of Italy ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 63 (1874-1937)

Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

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Lee de Forest is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Electrical Engineers
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Lee de Forest was an American inventor with over 180 patents to his credit. He named himself the "Father of Radio," and famously said, "I discovered an Invisible Empire of the Air, intangible, yet solid as granite." In 1906 de Forest invented the Audion, the first triode vacuum tube and the first electrical device which could amplify a weak electrical signal and make it stronger. The Audion, and vacuum tubes developed from it, founded the field of electronics and dominated it for forty years, making radio broadcasting, television, and long-distance telephone service possible, among many other applications. For this reason de Forest has been called one of the fathers of the "electronic age". ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 88 (1873-1961)

Birthplace: Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States of America

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