Famous Inventors : A to Z

Research the history of great inventors - past and present.

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Charles Eames - Ray Eames

Ranked among the most important of industrial designers. They are best known for their groundbreaking contributions to architecture, furniture design, industrial design, manufacturing, and the photographic arts.

George Eastman

Invented dry, transparent, and flexible photographic film

Presper Eckert

Behind the history of the ENIAC computer.

Harold E "Doc" Edgerton

Doc Edgerton invented high-speed stroboscopic photography.

Thomas Edison

All of Thomas Edison's major inventions.
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Brendan Eich

Created JavaScript.

Gustave Eiffel

Built the Eiffel Tower for the Paris World's Fair of 1889, which honored the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.

Albert Einstein

Einstein developed the special and general theories of relativity and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. Einstein's theories lead to the invention of nuclear power and the atomic bomb.

Gertrude Belle Elion

Invented the leukemia fighting drug 6-mercaptopurine, drugs that facilitated kidney transplants and drugs for the treatment of cancer.

Thomas Elkins

African American inventor - view his three U.S. patents.

Philip Emeagwali

In 1989, Emeagwali won the Gordon Bell Prize for inventing software for supercomputers.

John Emmett

Received a patent for Tagamet - inhibits the production of stomach acid.

Douglas Engelbart

Invented the computer mouse and the first GUI software before Microsoft or Apple.

John Ericsson

The history of the propelling steam vessels.

Oliver Evans

Pioneered the high-pressure steam engine.

Ole Evinrude

Invented the outboard motor.

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