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List of famous United Kingdom inventors, listed loosely by relevance with photos when available. These are some of the greatest United Kingdom inventors that have helped make our lives easier by inventing things we use in our everyday lives. The inventions invented by each historic United Kingdom inventor are displayed next to the inventors name when available. These brilliant inventors from United Kingdom can also be sorted by various bits of information, such as what year and where the inventor was born.

Examples of items on this list include Alexander Graham Bell and Arthur C. Clarke.

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Alan Turing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Died at 42 (1912-1954)
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William Thomson, 1st Baron Kel... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Dec. at 83 (1824-1907)
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Charles Babbage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Died at 80 (1791-1871)
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Robert Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Died at 56 (1803-1859)
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Frank Whittle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Died at 89 (1907-1996)
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Alexander Fleming is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Dec. at 74 (1881-1955)
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Tim Berners-Lee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
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Richard Trevithick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Died at 62 (1771-1833)
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Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Dec. at 75 (1847-1922)
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Joseph Cyril Bamford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Died at 85 (1916-2001)
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Humphry Davy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Died at 51 (1778-1829)
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Joseph Aspdin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Joseph Aspdin Died at 77 (1778-1855)
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John Harrison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Died at 83 (1693-1776)
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John Herschel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Died at 79 (1792-1871)
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Geoffrey Pyke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Died at 55 (1893-1948)
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Charles Algernon Parsons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Died at 77 (1854-1931)
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Charles Wheatstone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Died at 73 (1802-1875)
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William Willett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Died at 59 (1856-1915)
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James Dyson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
age 71
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Hiram Maxim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Died at 76 (1840-1916)
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Theophilus Carter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Theophilus Carter Died at 79 (1825-1904)
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Robert Stirling is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Dec. at 88 (1790-1878)
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George Edward Dering is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
George Edward Dering Died at 80 (1831-1911)
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George Fosbery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
George Fosbery Died at 75 (1832-1907)
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William Fox Talbot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Died at 77 (1800-1877)