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List of Famous Electrical Engineers

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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. 

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