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

Examples include Luís Serrão Pimentel and Alfredo D'Escragnolle Taunay.

While this isn't a list of all male military engineers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male military engineers?" and "Who are the best male military engineers?"
Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Military Engineers
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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination". According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and "his mind and ...more

Age: Died at 67 (1452-1519)

Birthplace: Vinci, Italy

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Giovanni Baptista Cairato


Italian born miltitary engineer (?-1597) responsable for the design of most of the important Portuguese forts of the Indian Ocean, mainly from 1583 onwards. Fort Jesus in Mombassa is probably his last work. Portugal was under Spannish rule at the time. ...more

Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Alfredo D'Escragnolle Taunay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Military Engineers
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Alfredo Maria Adriano d'Escragnolle Taunay, Viscount of Taunay, was a Brazilian writer, musician, professor, military engineer, historian, politician, sociologist and nobleman. He is famous for the Regionalist novel Inocência, that is considered to be a major forerunner of Naturalism in Brazil. He founded and occupied the 13th chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters from 1897 until his death in 1899. ...more

Age: Died at 56 (1843-1899)

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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John G. Barnard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Military Engineers
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John Gross Barnard was a career engineering officer in the U.S. Army, serving in the Mexican-American War, as the Superintendent of the United States Military Academy and as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He served as Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac, 1861 to 1862, Chief Engineer of the Department of Washington from 1861 to 1864, and as Chief Engineer of the armies in the field from 1864 to 1865. He also was a distinguished scientist, engineer, mathematician, historian and author. ...more

Age: Died at 67 (1815-1882)

Birthplace: Sheffield, Massachusetts, United States of America

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