This Day In History
This Day In History
Sunday, May 27, 2018

«engineer»

Pierre-Simon Girard

Pierre-Simon Girard
(November 4, 1765 - November 30, 1836)
Pierre-Simon Girard was a French mathematician and engineer, who worked on fluids.
French mathematician, mathematician, engineer

Karl Benz

Karl Benz
(November 25, 1844 - April 4, 1929)
Karl Friedrich Benz was a German engine designer and car engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the gasoline-powered car, and together with Bertha Benz pioneering founder of the automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz.
German engineer, engineer, inventor, Mercedes-Benz

Marc Isambard Brunel

Marc Isambard Brunel
(April 25, 1769 - December 12, 1849)
Sir Marc Isambard Brunel was a French-born engineer who settled in England. He preferred the name Isambard, but is generally known to history as Marc to avoid confusion with his more famous son Isambard Kingdom Brunel. His most famous achievement was the construction of the Thames Tunnel.
engineer

Gustave Eiffel

Gustave Eiffel
(December 15, 1832 - December 27, 1923)
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was a French structural engineer from the École Centrale Paris, an architect, an entrepreneur and a specialist of metallic structures. He is acclaimed for designing the world-famous Eiffel Tower, built 1887–1889 for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, France.
Eiffel Tower, French engineer, engineer, architect

Ferdinand Porsche

Ferdinand Porsche
(September 3, 1875 - January 30, 1951)
Ferdinand Porsche was an Austrian automotive engineer and honorary Doctor of Engineering. He is best known for creating the first hybrid vehicle (gasoline-electric), the Volkswagen Beetle, and the Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK, as well as the first of many Porsche automobiles. Porsche designed the 1923 Benz Tropfenwagen, which was the first race car with mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout.
Porsche, Austrian automotive engineer, automotive engineer, engineer

Mikhail Mil

Mikhail Mil
(November 22, 1909 - January 31, 1970)
Mikhail Leontyevich Mil was a Soviet aerospace engineer. He was founder of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, which is responsible for many well-known Soviet helicopter models.
Soviet aerospace engineer, aerospace engineer, engineer, helicopter, Mi

Alexander Bell

Alexander Bell
(March 3, 1847 - August 2, 1922)
Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone.
Bell, scientist, inventor, engineer, innovator, telephone

Gottlieb Daimler

Gottlieb Daimler
(March 17, 1834 - March 6, 1900)
Gottlieb Daimler was an engineer, industrial designer and industrialist born in Schorndorf (Kingdom of Württemberg, a federal state of the German Confederation), in what is now Germany. He was a pioneer of internal-combustion engines and automobile development. He invented the high-speed petrol engine and the first four-wheel automobile.
Daimler, German engineer, engineer, industrialist

George Westinghouse

George Westinghouse
(October 6, 1846 - March 12, 1914)
George Westinghouse, Jr was an American entrepreneur and engineer who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry. Westinghouse was one of Thomas Edison's main rivals in the early implementation of the American electricity system. Westinghouse's system, which used alternating current based on the extensive research by Nikola Tesla, ultimately prevailed over Edison's insistence on direct current. In 1911, he received the AIEE's Edison Medal "For meritorious achievement in connection with the development of the alternating current system."
American entrepreneur, entrepreneur, engineer

Adam Opel

Adam Opel
(May 9, 1837 - September 8, 1895)
Adam Opel was the founder of the German automobile company Adam Opel AG.
Opel, German engineer, engineer, industrialist

Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun
(March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977)
Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun was a German-born rocket scientist, aerospace engineer, space architect, and one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Nazi Germany during World War II and, subsequently, the United States.
German engineer, engineer, rocket scientist, aerospace engineer

Charles Rolls

Charles Rolls
(August 27, 1877 - July 12, 1910)
Charles Stewart Rolls was a motoring and aviation pioneer. Together with Frederick Henry Royce he co-founded the Rolls-Royce car manufacturing firm. He was the first Briton to be killed in a flying accident, when the tail of his Wright Flyer broke off during a flying display near Bournemouth, England. He was aged 32.
Rolls-Royce, British engineer, engineer, aviator
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