Engineers

Alfred Bernhard Nobel

Chemists

Alfred Bernhard Nobel (21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, engineer, armaments manufacturer and industrialist. Aside from being famous for Nobel Prizes, he is also best known as the inventor of dynamite. As inventor, Nobel held 355 different patents. He invented the patent for dynamite in Great Britain in 1866 and in the U.S. in 1867.  In his last will, he used his enormous fortune acquired from the manufacture of explosives and from interests in oil fields in Russia to institute the Nobel Prizes.  …Read more

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George Westinghouse

George Westinghouse
Engineers

American Engineer and Inventor George Westinghouse, Jr. (October 6, 1846 – March 12, 1914) was an American engineer and entrepreneur who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry. He was also one of Thomas Alva Edison‘s rivals in the early implementation of the American electricity system. Westinghouse’s system, which used alternating current based on …Read more

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Jay Forrester and System Dynamics

Jay Forrester and System Dynamics
Engineers

Electrical and Computer Engineer, management specialist, and founder of Systems Dynamics Jay Wright Forrester is born on July 14, 1918, in Anselmo, Nebraska. He is best known as the founder of System Dynamics, which deals with the simulation of interactions between objects in dynamic systems. Forrester is an American electrical and computer engineer, systems scientist and was a professor at …Read more

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
Engineers

Leonardo Da vinci, founder of the classic style of High Renaissance celebrates his birth anniversary. Leonardo Da Vinci (April 15, 1452, Vinci -May 2, 1519, Clos Lucé), was an Italian polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, cartographer, engineer, writer, and scientist. He was born  in the Republic of Florence, the son of Caterina and Piero da Vinci. He was the …Read more

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John Philip Holland

Engineers

 Irish engineer, father of modern submarine who designed and developed the submarine, the first underwater vessel   John Philip Holland (29 February 1840 – 12 August 1914), was an Irish engineer who designed and built the first submarine formally commissioned by the U.S. Navy, and the first Royal Navy submarine, the Holland 1. He was a school teacher in Ireland, his country …Read more

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