Necessity is the mother of invention. The era of great innovations and discoveries, The 19th century gave us many great inventors who changed the world. There inventions brought the technological revolutions and great advances in medical. Below we have a list 10 of the greatest inventors of all time.
10 – Tim Berners Lee
Developed the http:// protocol for the internet, making the World Wide Web freely available.Tim Berners-Lee is worth an estimated $50,000,000 according to celebrity net worth. He made the conscious choice to give one of the most significant inventions in history to society for no cost at all.
9 – Galileo
Developed a powerful telescope and confirmed revolutionary theories about the nature of the world. Also developed an improved compass.He subsequently used his newly invented telescope to discover four of the moons circling Jupiter, to study Saturn, to observe the phases of Venus, and to study sunspots on the Sun. Galileo’s observations strengthened his belief in Copernicus’ theory that Earth and all other planets revolve around the Sun.
8 –Leonardo Da Vinci
One of the greatest ever minds. He invented models that proved workable 3-500 years later.His areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and many more…
7 –Alexander Bell
Credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Also worked on optical telecommunications, aeronautics and hydrofoils.
6 – James Watt
Inventor of the steam engine, which was critical in the industrial revolution. His invention of a separate condensing chamber greatly improved the efficiency of steam.
5 –Charles Babbage
Created first mechanical computer, which proved to be the prototype for future computers. Considered to be the ‘Father of Computers’.
4 – Thomas Edison
Edison filed over 1000 patents. He developed and innovated a wide range of products from the electric light bulb to the phonograph and motion picture camera.
3 – Benjamin Franklin
As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions.
2 – The Wright Brothers
Successfully designed, built and flew the first powered aircraft, showing that man could fly. One of most important inventions of Twentieth Century.
1 – Nikola Tesla
Serbian-born scientist who emigrated to the US. He was a brilliant scientist who played a key role in the development of AC electricity, through the AC induction motor, transformer, and Tesla coil. His method of AC electricity has been the template for global electricity use.