Famous Inventors and Their Inventions

This article gives you a list of some of the famous inventors and their inventions. Read ahead to learn more about them.
Historyplex Staff
When you feel hot, you switch on the fan or the cooler; when it's too dark to see, you switch on the light bulb; you can also talk to your friend miles away using the telephone; you can also fly places in a plane, and there are so many things that you can do today because of some of the famous inventors and their inventions. I wonder what the world or our lives would have been like if these great people had not invented some of the necessities of our lives. Simply unthinkable! There are so many of these great scientists that it's difficult to list all of them. A concise list is included in the following paragraphs.
Inventors and Inventions
Given below are the names of some inventors. While using certain things, it's best that you know whom to give the credit to.
Inventor Inventions Year Country
Johannes Gutenberg Printing Press 1440 Germany
Heinrich Rudolph Hertz Electromagnetic theory of light and electromagnetic waves. Radio and electrical frequencies (Hz) 1880s Germany
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Electro Magnetic Radiations or X-Ray 1895 Germany
Alfred Nobel Dynamite 1867 Sweden
Eli Whitney Milling machine and cotton gin 1793 America
Mary Anderson Windshield wipers 1903 America
Wilber and Orville Wright (Wright Brothers) Airplanes 1903 America
Archimedes Archimedes screw, a device used to raise the water level, explained the principle behind levers, Archimedes principle, accurate value of the 'pi', and many more 3rd century B.C. Greece
Richard G. Drew Adhesive tape 1923 America
Peter Henlein Pocket watch 1504-1508 Germany
Sir Isaac Newton Discovered gravity and also invented the reflecting telescope 1668 England
John Napier Logarithms, Napier Bones, and decimal point 1590s Scotland
Jacques Yves Cousteau and Emile Gagnan Aqualungs 1943 France (Emile was a French Canadian)
Thomas Newcomen Atmospheric steam engine 1710 England
Karl Friedrich von Drais Bicycle, typewriter with keyboard, and wood saving cooker 1820s Germany
Alexander Graham Bell Telephone 1875 Scotland
Willis Carrier Air conditioner 1914 America
Jean Nollet (Also known as Abbe Nollet) Electroscope 1748 France
Ransome Eli Olds Assembly line 1901 America
Earle Dickson Band Aid 1920 America
James Naismith Basketball 1891 Canada
Levi Strauss Blue jeans 1873 Germany/USA
Louis Braille Braille for the blind 1829 France
Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Bunsen burner 1855 Germany
Alfred Mosher Butts Scrabble 1938 America
Sir Humphrey Davy Miner's safety lamp or the Davy lamp 1815 England
Charles Richter Richter magnitude scale for measuring earthquake 1935 America
Heinrich Göbel Incandescent light bulb 1890s Germany/America
Jesse Langsdorf Neck tie 1920 America
Thomas Edison Phonograph and electric light bulb 1877 and 1879 (respectively) America
Benjamin Franklin Lighting rod, bifocals, Franklin stove, glass armonica, swim fins, urinary catheter, and also the carriage odometer 1750s America
Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel Diesel engine 1890s Germany
Otto von Guericke Air pump or vacuum pump 1650 Germany
Galileo Galilei Geometric compass, better 30X magnification telescope, 'invented' that the sun was the center of the solar system and not the earth 1590s onwards Italy
Nikola Tesla AC motor and transformer, vacuum tube amplifier, Tesla coil, X-Ray technology 1880s Austria/America
Chester Carlson Xerography photocopying 1937-38 America
Jacques Edwin Brandenberger Cellophane 1908 Switzerland
Ruth Wakefield Chocolate chip and chocolate chip cookies 1930 America
Leonardo da Vinci Lens grinding machine, parachute, Strut bridge, automatic bobbin winder, and also machine for testing tensile strength of wires 1500s Italy
Abd al-Latif al Baghdadi Ventilator 1162-1231 Iraq/Egypt
Jagdish Chandra Bose Crescograph 1920s India
C ai Lun Paper and paper making process 105 AD China
Evgeniy Chertovsky Pressure suit 1931 Russia
Dr. John Stith Pemberton Coca Cola 1886 America
Zacharias Janssen Compound microscope 1595 Holland
Arthur Wynne Crossword puzzle 1913 England
Charles Richard Drew Blood bank - America
Thomas Davenport Electric streetcar 1834 America
Lala Balhumal Lahuri Seamless globe, celestial globe Late 1842 Mughal India
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar and K.N. Mathur Bhatnagar-Mathur Magnetic Interference Balance 1928 India
Jesse W. Reno Escalator 1891 America
Lewis E. Waterman Fountain pen 1884 America
Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin Guillotin 1790s France
Elias Howe Sewing machine 1846 America
Ida Henrietta Hyde Micro electrode 1930s America
Charles Mackintosh Waterproof raincoat and life vest 1820s Scotland
Edwin Beard Budding Lawn mower 1830 England
Garrett Augustus Morgan Traffic signal, gas mask, and several other things - African-American
Louis Pasteur Pasteurization Late 19th century France

In the table above, I have just mentioned some of the important inventors. I am sure that this list will be of great use to you. Now you know who gets the credit for some of the things that you use on a daily basis. Some of these inventors goes back to a period even before the birth of Christ. I salute these inventors whose work has made our lives much easier.