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List of Famous Mechanics

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List of famous mechanics, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top mechanics in the world? This includes the most prominent mechanics, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable mechanics is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic mechanics were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned mechanics.

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Randy Jackson and John Fox.

From reputable, prominent, and well known mechanics to the lesser known mechanics of today, these are some of the best professionals in the mechanic field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous mechanics ever?" and "What are the names of famous mechanics?" then you're in the right place.
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  • Alexander William Campbell (26 February 1899 – 16 May 2002) was the final surviving Australian participant of the Gallipoli campaign during the First World War. Campbell joined the Australian Army at the age of 16 in 1915, and served as a stores carrier for two months during the fighting at Gallipoli. He was invalided home and discharged in 1916. He later worked in large number of roles, was twice married and had nine children. He is the great-grandfather of actress, singer and model Ruby Rose. ...  more
  • Charles Auguste de Bériot (20 February 1802 – 8 June 1870) was a Belgian violinist and composer....  more
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    Ferruccio Lamborghini (Italian pronunciation: [ferˈruttʃo lamborˈgiːni]; 28 April 1916 – 20 February 1993) was an Italian industrialist. In 1963, he created Automobili Lamborghini, a maker of high-end sports cars in Sant'Agata Bolognese. Born to grape farmers in Renazzo, from the comune of Cento in the Emilia-Romagna region, his mechanical know-how led him to enter the business of tractor manufacturing in 1948, when he founded Lamborghini Trattori, which quickly became an important manufacturer of agricultural equipment in the midst of Italy's post-WWII economic boom. In 1959, he opened an oil heater factory, Lamborghini Bruciatori, which later entered the business of producing air...  more
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    Eliezer Halfin (18 June 1948, in Riga – 6 September 1972, in Munich) was a Latvian-born wrestler with the Israeli Olympic team at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. Along with 10 other athletes and coaches he was taken hostage by Palestinian Black September terrorists on 5 September 1972. Eventually they were brought to a German airport and during an attempted rescue mission staged by the German police, all nine hostages were killed on 6 September. Five of the terrorists and one German policeman were also killed. The subsequent autopsy, carried out by the Forensic Institute of the University of Munich, concluded that Halfin had died from a bullet to the heart and noted that Vivil...  more