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The 5 Greatest Engineers of All Times



Engineering has been transforming our world and bringing innovation.Here are the 5 greatest engineers in the industry of Civil, Computing, Mechanical, Automotive and Aerospace engineering of ALL TIMES

5. Civil Engineering


Isambard Kingdom Brunel 🇬🇧


Isambard Kingdom Brunel (9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859), was an English civil engineer who is considered "one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history", "one of the 19th-century engineering giants", and "one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, who changed the face of the English landscape with his groundbreaking designs and ingenious constructions".

Brunel is known for a project such as:

Great Western Railway

Clifton Suspension Bridge

SS Great Britain


4. Mechanical Engineering


Nikola Tesla 🇷🇸



Nikola Tesla was an engineer and scientist known for designing the alternating-current (AC) electric system, which is the predominant electrical system used across the world today. He also created the "Tesla coil," which is still used in radio technology. 


Tesla obtained around 300 patents worldwide for his inventions.

3. Computer Science


Alan Turing 🇬🇧


Alan Turing was an English mathematician and pioneer of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. During WW2, he was instrumental in breaking the German Enigma code, leading to Allied victory over Nazi Germany.


Alan Turing is known for : Cryptanalysis of the Enigma, Turing's proof, Turing machine, Turing test, Unorganised machine, Turing pattern, Turing reduction.


 Cause of death is speculated to be suicide by cyanide poisoning.


2. Automotive Engineering


Henry Ford 🇺🇸


Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.


Although Ford did not invent the automobile or the assembly line, he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle-class Americans could afford. In doing so, Ford converted the automobile from an expensive curiosity into a practical conveyance that would profoundly impact the landscape of the 20th century.

1. Aerospace Engineering


Sergei Korolev 🇺🇦


Sergei Korolev was the lead Soviet rocket engineer for the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 1960s.


Regarded as the father of practical astronautics by many, he played a key role in the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union as the lead rocket engineer and spacecraft designer. He also played a crucial role in launching the first human being into space.

Source: MNB


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