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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.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Leonardo da Vinci and Miguel de l'Ècole.

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 person ever to have lived. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination". According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and "his mind and ...more on Wikipedia

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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 on Wikipedia

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 founded and occupied the 13th chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters from 1897 until his death in 1899. ...more on Wikipedia

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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 1862, Chief Engineer of the Department of Washington from 1861 to 1864, and as Chief Engineer of the armies in the field from 1864 to 1865. He also was a distinguished scientist, engineer, mathematician, historian and author. ...more on Wikipedia

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