Famous Male Engineers

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

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While this isn't a list of all male engineers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male engineers?" and "Who are the best male engineers?"
Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Engineers
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Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf, profoundly influencing Bell's life's work. His research on hearing and speech further led him to experiment with hearing devices which eventually culminated in Bell being awarded the first U.S. patent for the telephone in 1876. Bell considered his most famous invention an intrusion on his real work as a scientist and refused to have a telephone in his study. Many other inventions marked Bell's later ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 75 (1847-1922)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Elon Musk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Engineers
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Elon Reeve Musk is a South African-born, Canadian-American entrepreneur, engineer, inventor and investor. He is the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and chief product architect of Tesla Motors, and chairman of SolarCity. He is the founder of SpaceX and a cofounder of Paypal, Inc., Tesla Motors, and Zip2. He has also envisioned a conceptual high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 47

Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa

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Archimedes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Engineers
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Archimedes of Syracuse was an Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. Although few details of his life are known, he is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity. Generally considered the greatest mathematician of antiquity and one of the greatest of all time, Archimedes anticipated modern calculus and analysis by applying concepts of infinitesimals and the method of exhaustion to derive and rigorously prove a range of geometrical theorems, including the area of a circle, the surface area and volume of a sphere, and the area under a parabola. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Syracuse, Italy

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Buckminster Fuller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Engineers
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Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller was an American neo-futuristic architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", ephemeralization, and synergetic. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, and popularized the widely known geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their resemblance to geodesic spheres. Buckminster Fuller was the second president of Mensa from 1974 to 1983. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 88 (1895-1983)

Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts

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