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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
Alan Turing 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
William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin Died at 83 (1824-1907)

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Charles Babbage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Charles Babbage Died at 80 (1791-1871)

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Tim Berners-Lee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List

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Alexander Fleming is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Alexander Fleming Died at 74 (1881-1955)

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Richard Trevithick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Richard Trevithick Died at 62 (1771-1833)

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Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Alexander Graham Bell Died at 75 (1847-1922)

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Robert Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Robert Stephenson Died at 56 (1803-1859)

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Hiram Maxim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Hiram Maxim Died at 76 (1840-1916)

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William Willett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
William Willett Died at 59 (1856-1915)

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Frank Whittle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Frank Whittle Died at 89 (1907-1996)

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Geoffrey Pyke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Geoffrey Pyke Died at 55 (1893-1948)

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Robert Stirling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Robert Stirling Died at 88 (1790-1878)

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Joseph Aspdin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Joseph Aspdin Died at 77 (1778-1855)

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John Herschel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
John Herschel Died at 79 (1792-1871)

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Charles Wheatstone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Charles Wheatstone Died at 73 (1802-1875)

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James Dyson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
James Dyson age 71

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John Searl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
John Searl age 86

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Sam Pollard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Sam Pollard Died at 51 (1864-1915)

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John Harrison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
John Harrison Died at 83 (1693-1776)

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Joseph Cyril Bamford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Joseph Cyril Bamford Died at 85 (1916-2001)

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Charles Algernon Parsons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Charles Algernon Parsons Died at 77 (1854-1931)

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Humphry Davy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Humphry Davy Died at 51 (1778-1829)

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Theophilus Carter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Theophilus Carter Died at 79 (1825-1904)

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Robert Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Robert Whitehead Died at 82 (1823-1905)

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William Fox Talbot is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
William Fox Talbot Died at 77 (1800-1877)

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George Edward Dering is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
George Edward Dering Died at 80 (1831-1911)

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James Black is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
James Black Died at 86 (1924-2010)

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Elihu Thomson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Elihu Thomson Died at 84 (1853-1937)

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George Fosbery is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
George Fosbery Died at 75 (1832-1907)

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James Keir is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
James Keir Died at 85 (1735-1820)

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William Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
William Murdoch Died at 85 (1754-1839)

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Bryan Donkin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Bryan Donkin Died at 87 (1768-1855)

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George Cayley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
George Cayley Died at 84 (1773-1857)

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Henryk Zygalski is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Henryk Zygalski Died at 70 (1908-1978)

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Carl Wilhelm Siemens is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Carl Wilhelm Siemens Died at 60 (1823-1883)

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Henry Shrapnel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Henry Shrapnel Died at 81 (1761-1842)

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Richard Tangye is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Richard Tangye Died at 73 (1833-1906)

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Frederick Wilfred Scott Stokes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Frederick Wilfred Scott Stokes Died at 67 (1860-1927)

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Sidney Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Sidney Brown Died at 75 (1873-1948)

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Roger C. Field is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List

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Wordsworth Donisthorpe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Wordsworth Donisthorpe Died at 66 (1847-1913)

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Ivor Spencer-Thomas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Ivor Spencer-Thomas Died at 94 (1907-2001)

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Timothy Bentinck is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List

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John Desmond Bernal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
John Desmond Bernal Died at 70 (1901-1971)

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Alexander Melville Bell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Alexander Melville Bell Died at 86 (1819-1905)

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Clive Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Clive Sinclair age 78

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James B. Francis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
James B. Francis Died at 77 (1815-1892)

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Edward William Barton-Wright is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List
Edward William Barton-Wright Died at 91 (1860-1951)

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Peter Mansfield is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous United Kingdom Inventors List