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Today the world would have been a very dull and gloomy place to live in if there would have not been enough of inventions and innovations. All current technological advancements are based on the inventions made by some of the notable personalities long-ago. These inventors have made our contemporary life much smoother and easy sailing. Let us through the given list of top ten most famous inventors to known their contribution to the society.
1. Thomas Edison
2. Alexander Graham Bell
3. Benjamin Franklin
4. Leonardo Di Vinci
6. Wright Brothers
8. Herman Hollerith
9. Marie Curie
10. Johannes Gutenberg
Find out the great inventions that made the great inventors famous enough to get their name in the Top 10 list of most famous inventors of all time.
Lived from February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931, Thomas Edison was an American inventor cum businessman who is regarded as the most famous inventor for inventing life influencing devices such as phonograph, motion picture camera and the long lasting electric bulb. He was the first inventor to apply the principal of mass production and has 1,093 US patents in his name.
Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who has earned worldwide reputation for inventing the first practical telephone making our contemporary communications much smoother. In a life span of 75 years he has also vital contributions in the work of optical telecommunications, hydrofoils and aeronautics.
One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was a master of many trades with more prominent contributions to the field of science. He is one of the most famous inventors and a major figure in the history of Physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. Lighting rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer and the glass armonica are his other creations.
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, musician and inventor who conceptualised a helicopter, a tank, concentrated solar power, a calculator and the double hull. The master man behind the portray of Mona Lisa lived from April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519 and has engraved his name in the list of top ten most famous inventors.
Lived from c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC, Archimedes was a Greek Mathematician, engineer and inventor who is still now remembered for designing the siege engine and screw pump. Modern experiments have tested claims that Archimedes designed machines capable of lifting fighter ships out of the water and setting ships on fire using an array of mirrors. No doubt his name has been included in the list of top ten most famous inventors.
Orville and Wilbur Wright commonly popular as the Wright Brothers were two American brothers, inventors and aviation pioneers who have their names in the record of top ten most famous inventor because of inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane.
A major role player in the Science Revolution, Galileo was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher. He has be named as the Father of modern observational astronomy for his work on the telescope, on consequent astronomical observations and the support for Copernicanism.
Herman Hollerith was an American statistician who has been included in the chart of top ten most famous inventors due to his creation of mechanical tabulator based on punched cards so as to rapidly chart statistics from millions of pieces of data. He was also the founder of one of the companies that later merged and became IBM.
Lived as Marie Skłodowska-Curie from 7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934, Marie Curie is a French-Polish physicist and chemist whose name will always be among the most famous inventors for her incredible research on radioactivity, polonium and radium. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only person to win in multiple sciences.
Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg has received repute for introducing printing to Europe. This invention of movable type printing geared the Printing Revolution which is till date looked upon as the most important event of the modern period.