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Famous Male Scientists

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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?"
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  • Albert Einstein ( EYEN-styne; German: [ˈalbɛɐ̯t ˈʔaɪnʃtaɪn] (listen); 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = m c 2 {\displaystyle E=mc^{2}} , which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1879-1955)
    • Birthplace: Ulm, Germany
  • Benjamin Franklin
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    Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, Freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, 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 founded many civic organizations, including the Library Company, Philadelphia's first fire department and the... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 84 (1706-1790)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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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
  • Alexander Graham Bell
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    Alexander Graham Bell ('Graham' pronounced ) (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a Scottish-born American inventor, scientist, and engineer who is credited with inventing and patenting the first practical telephone. He also founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) in 1885.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 invention an... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1847-1922)
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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