Notable Scientists and Inventors

This list is comprised of some of the most recognizable names from the world of science and invention. These lists do not include philosophers, mathematicians, psychologists, theologians who are instead listed with the famous thinkers.
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NameLifespanOther Names
Adolphe Sax1814-1894
Albert Einstein1879-1955
Albert Abraham Michelson1852-1931
Alberto Santos-Dumont1873-1932
Alessandro Volta1745-1827(Alexander)
Alexander Graham Bell1847-1922
Alexander Fleming1881-1955
Alfred Nobel1833-1896
Alfred Russel Wallace1823-1913
Alfred Wegener1880-1930
Alois Senefelder1771-1834
Amedeo Avogadro1776-1856
Amil Kumar Das1902-1961
Anders Celsius1701-1744
André-Marie Ampère1775-1836(Andrew)
Andreas Vesalius1514-1564(Andre, Andrew)
Andrei Sakharov1921-1989
Annie Jump Cannon1863-1941
Antoine Lavoisier1743-1794
Antonia Maury1866-1952
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek1632-1723(Anton)
Antonio Meucci1808-1889
Apollonius of Pergac. 262-c. 190 BC
Aristarchus of Samosc. 310-c. 230 BC
Arthur Eddington1882-1944(Stanley)
Asım Orhan Barut1926-1994
Augustin Mouchot1825-1911
Ayyub Guliyev1954-
Basarab Nicolescu1942-
Benjamin Thompson1753-1814
Bruce C. Heezen1924-1977(Charles)
Carl Friedrich Gauss1777-1855(Karl)
Carl Linnaeus1707-1778(Carolus, Charles)
Carl Sagan1934-1996(Edward)
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin1900-1979(Helena)
Charles Babbage1791-1871
C. V. Boys1855-1944(Charles, Vernon)
Charles Darwin1809-1882
Charles-Augustin de Coulomb1736-1806
Charles Goodyear1800-1860
Charles David Keeling1928-2005
Charles Messier1730-1817
Christiaan Huygens1629-1695(Christian)
Christian Sharps1810-1874
Clair Patterson1922-1995(Cameron)
Claude Bernard1813-1878
Claude Pouillet1790-1868(Servais, Mathias)
Daniel Bernoulli1700-1782
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit1686-1736
Daniel B. Wesson1825-1906(Baird)
David Attenborough1926-(Frederick)
David Dunbar Buick1854-1929
David Rittenhouse1732-1796
Denis Papin1647-c. 1712
Dmitriy Mendeleev1834-1907(Demitri, Dmitri)
Edmond Halley1656-1742
Edward Jenner1749-1823
Edward Charles Pickering1846-1919
Edward Teller1908-2003(Ede)
Edwin Hubble1889-1953
Ejnar Hertzsprung1873-1967
Eliphalet Remington1793-1861
Emanoil Bacaloglu1830-1891
Enrico Fermi1901-1954
Ernest Rutherford1871-1937
Ernő Rubik1944-
Ernst Haeckel1834-1919
Ernst Mach1838-1916
Erwin Schrödinger1887-1961
Evangelista Torricelli1608-1647
Ferdinand Porsche1875-1951
Francis Crick1916-2004
Frank Shuman1862-1918
Franz Boas1858-1942
Fritz Zwicky1898-1974
Gabriel Lippmann1845-1921
Gaja Alaga1924-1988
Galen129-c. 216
Galileo Galilei1564-1642
Georg Ohm1789-1854(George)
George Henry Corliss1817-1888
George Eastman1854-1932
George Stephenson1781-1848
George Westinghouse1846-1914
Georges Cuvier1769-1832
Gerard Kuiper1905-1973(Gerrit, Peter, Pieter)
Giovanni Domenico Cassini1625-1712
Gottlieb Daimler1834-1900
Gregor Mendel1822-1884
Guglielmo Marconi1874-1937
Gustav Kirchhoff1824-1887
Guy Stewart Callendar1898-1964
Hans Christian Ørsted1777-1851
Heinrich Schliemann1822-1890
Hendrik Lorentz1853-1928(Antoon)
Henri Becquerel1852-1908(Antoine)
Henrietta Swan Leavitt1868-1921
Henry Cavendish1731-1810
Henry Ford1863-1947
Henry Norris Russell1877-1957
Henry Fox Talbot1800-1877(William)
Herman Hollerith1860-1929
Hermann Emil Fischer1852-1919
Hermann von Helmholtz1821-1894
Hipparchus of Nicaeac. 190-c. 120 BC
Hippocrates of Cos460-370 BC
Horace Smith1808-1893
Humphry Davy1778-1829
Ibn al-Haithamc. 965-c. 1040(Alhacen, al-Hasan, Alhazen)
Igor Sikorsky1889-1972
Isaac Newton1642-1727
Ivan Pavlov1849-1936
Jabir ibn Hayyanc. 721-c. 815(Geber)
Jacobus Kapteyn1851-1922(Cornelius)
James Gregory1638-1675
James Prescott Joule1818-1889
James Clerk Maxwell1831-1879
James Watson1928-(Dewey)
James Watt1736-1819
Jan Oort1900-1992(Hendrik)
Jane Goodall1934-
Jean-Pierre Blanchard1753-1809
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck1744-1829(John)
Johannes Gutenbergc. 1395-1468
Johannes Kepler1571-1630(John)
Johannes Diderik van der Waals1837-1923
John James Audubon1785-1851
John Logie Baird1888-1946
John Browning1855-1926
John Dalton1766-1844
John Herschel1792-1871
Jonas Salk1914-1995
Jöns Jacob Berzelius1779-1848
Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac1778-1850
Joseph Marie Jacquard1752-1834
J. J. Thomson1856-1940(Joseph, John)
Joseph von Fraunhofer1787-1826
Julian Huxley1887-1975(Sorell)
J. Robert Oppenheimer1904-1967(Julius)
Justus von Liebig1803-1873
Karl Benz1844-1929
Karl Ferdinand Braun1850-1918
Konrad Lorenz1903-1989
Konrad Zuse1910-1995
Leonardo da Vinci1452-1519
Linus Pauling1901-1994
Linus Torvalds1969-
Lise Meitner1878-1968
Louis Blériot1872-1936
Louis Braille1809-1852
Louis Daguerre1787-1851
Louis de Broglie1892-1987
Louis Pasteur1822-1895
Ludwig Boltzmann1844-1906
Luigi Galvani1737-1798
Cai Lun50-121
Marie Curie1867-1934
Marie Tharp1920-2006
Max Born1882-1970
Max Planck1858-1947
Michael Faraday1791-1867
Mikhail Lomonosov1711-1765
Nicéphore Niépce1765-1833
Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot1725-1804
Nicolaus Copernicus1473-1543(Nicholas)
Niels Bohr1885-1962
Nikola Tesla1856-1943
Nikolaus Otto1832-1891
Ole Rømer1644-1710
Orville Wright1871-1948
Otto Hahn1879-1968
Otto Friedrich Müller1730-1784
Paracelsus1493-1541
Paul Dirac1902-1984
Pierre Curie1859-1906
Pierre-Simon Laplace1749-1827(Peter)
Pieter Zeeman1865-1943
Pliny the Elder23-79(Gaius)
Ptolemyc. 90-c. 168(Claudius)
Rachel Carson1907-1964
Richard Arkwright1733-1792
Richard Dawkins1941-
Richard Feynman1918-1988
Robert Ball1802-1857
Robert Stawell Ball1840-1913
Robert Boyle1627-1691
Robert Fulton1765-1815
Robert Hooke1635-1703
Rowland Hill1795-1879
Rudolf Diesel1858-1913
Rudolf Virchow1821-1902
Samuel Warren Carey1911-2002
Samuel Colt1814-1862
Samuel Morse1791-1872
Sarah Frances Whiting1847-1927
Sheila Kitzinger1929-2015(Helena, Elizabeth)
Stephen Hawking1942-(William)
Svante Arrhenius1859-1927(August)
Thomas Edison1847-1931(Alva)
Thomas Henry Huxley1825-1895
Thomas Newcomen1664-1729
Thomas Young1773-1829
Tim Berners-Lee1955-
Tycho Brahe1546-1601(Tyge)
Valentine Ball1843-1894
Vannevar Bush1890-1974
Vera Rubin1928-
Vesto Slipher1875-1969(Melvin)
Werner Heisenberg1901-1976
Werner von Siemens1816-1892(Ernst)
Wilbur Wright1867-1912
Wilhelm Maybach1846-1929
Wilhelm Ostwald1853-1932
Wilhelm Röntgen1845-1923
Wilhelm Wien1864-1928
William Herschel1738-1822
William Huggins1824-1910
William Henry Pickering1858-1938
William Thomson1824-1907
William Hyde Wollaston1766-1828
Williamina Fleming1857-1911
Wolfgang Pauli1900-1958
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