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List of famous military engineers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top military engineers in the world? This includes the most prominent military engineers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable military engineers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic military engineers 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 military engineers.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known military engineers to the lesser known military engineers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the military engineer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous military engineers ever?" and "What are the names of famous military engineers?" then you're in the right place. (32 items)
Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Military Engineers
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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented ...more

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Giovanni Baptista Cairato

Italian born miltitary engineer (?-1597) responsable for the design of most of the important Portuguese forts of the Indian Ocean, mainly from 1583 onwards. Fort Jesus in Mombassa is probably his last work. Portugal was under Spannish rule at the time. ...more

Alfredo D'Escragnolle Taunay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Military Engineers
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Alfredo Maria Adriano d'Escragnolle Taunay, Viscount of Taunay, was a Brazilian writer, musician, professor, military engineer, historian, politician, sociologist and nobleman. He is famous for the Regionalist novel Inocência, that is considered to be a major forerunner of Naturalism in Brazil. He ...more

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John G. Barnard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Military Engineers
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John Gross Barnard was a career engineering officer in the U.S. Army, serving in the Mexican-American War, as the Superintendent of the United States Military Academy and as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He served as Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac, 1861 to ...more

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