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

List is made up of many different people, including Albert Einstein and Basilis C. Xanthopoulos.

While this isn't a list of all male scientists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male scientists?" and "Who are the best male scientists?"
Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Scientists
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Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc². He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "services to theoretical physics", in particular his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory. Near the beginning of his career, Einstein thought that Newtonian mechanics was no longer enough to reconcile the laws of classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 76 (1879-1955)

Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

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#56 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

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Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Scientists
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Benjamin Franklin FRS was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He facilitated many civic organizations, including Philadelphia's fire department and a university. Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 84 (1706-1790)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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#21 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Scientists
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Scientist and Inventor from United States of America. Educated in U.S.A. with M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing. Also holds Ph.D. and M.S. in Polymer and Chemical Engineering from University of Manchester, U.K., and B.S. and B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from University of Mumbai, India. Author of many papers and patents worldwide. Lives in Massachusetts, U.S.A. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Mumbai, India

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Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Scientists
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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: Died at 75 (1847-1922)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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#33 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#49 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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