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List of famous electrical engineers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top electrical engineers in the world? This includes the most prominent electrical engineers, living and not, both in America and abroad. This list of notable electrical engineers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic electrical 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 electrical engineers.

Everyone from Rowan Atkinson AKA Mr. Bean to Edwin Howard Armstrong is included on this list of famous electrical engineers and electrical scientists. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known electrical engineers to the lesser known electrical engineers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the electrical engineer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous electrical engineers ever?" and "What are the names of famous electrical engineers?" then you're in the right place. 

Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
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Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. Tesla gained experience in telephony and electrical engineering before ...more

Birthplace: Smiljan, Croatia

Nationality: Austrian Empire, United States of America, Austria-Hungary

Profession: Futurist, Physicist, Inventor, Scientist, Mechanical engineer, + more

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Guglielmo Marconi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
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Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system. He is often credited as the inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 ...more

Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Profession: Physicist, Inventor, Electrical engineer, Engineer

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Michael Faraday is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
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Michael Faraday FRS was an English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His main discoveries include those of electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis. Although Faraday received little formal education, he was one of the most influential ...more

Birthplace: Newington Butts, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Profession: Physicist, Chemist, Scientist, Philosopher

Credits: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

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Lee de Forest is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
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Lee de Forest was an American inventor with over 180 patents to his credit. He named himself the "Father of Radio," and famously said, "I discovered an Invisible Empire of the Air, intangible, yet solid as granite." In 1906 de Forest invented the Audion, the first triode vacuum tube and the first ...more

Birthplace: Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Cinematographer, Inventor, Film Director, Electrical engineer, + more

Credits: My Old Kentucky Home, A Musical Monologue, Ben Bernie and All the Lads, Love's Old Sweet Song, A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor, + more

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