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German Inventors

Famous Germans - Biographies of German inventors and inventions from germany.

Semi Joseph Begun
Famous German Joseph Begun was a pioneer in the field of magnetic recording.

Martin Behaim
The first globe was made by famous German map-maker, Martin Behaim in 1492.

Karl Benz (Carl Benz)
Karl Benz was the German inventor and mechanical engineer who designed and in 1885 built the world's first practical automobile to be powered by an internal-combustion engine.

Emile Berliner
In 1887, the Famous German Emile Berliner invented a system of recording which could be used over and over again and many copies of the original recording could be made

Karl Ferdinand Braun
German Ferdinand Braun invented the cathode ray tube oscilloscope in 1897.

Wernher von Braun
Sputnik Biographies of Wernher von Braun (1912-1977)

Gottlieb Daimler
In 1885, Gottlieb Daimler invented a gas engine that allowed for a revolution in car design.

Rudolf Diesel
Rudolf Diesel was the German inventor of the diesel fueled internal combustion engine

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was the German physicist who invented the alcohol thermometer and the mercury thermometer in 1714.

Hans Geiger
Hans Geiger co-invented the geiger counter.

Heinrich Geissler
The geissler tube named after Heinrich Geissler, a German glassblower.

Edmund Germer
Edmund Germer invented a high pressure vapor lamp, his development of the improved fluorescent lamp and the high-pressure mercury-vapor lamp allowed for more economical lighting with less heat.

Otto von Guericke
The inventor of the nothing we call a vacuum.

Johannes Gutenberg
Johannes Gutenberg is best known for the Gutenberg press, an innovative printing machine that used movable type.

Heinrich Hertz
The unit of frequency of a radio wave - one cycle per second - is named the hertz, in honor of Heinrich Hertz.

Felix Hoffmann
In 1899, a German chemist named Felix Hoffmann, who worked for a German company called Bayer, rediscovered aspirin.

Gabriele Knecht
Patented the Forward Sleeve design for creating clothing.

Hedy Lamarr
On June 10 1941 Lamarr and composer George Antheil received a patent for their invention of a classified communication system that was especially useful for submarines.

Karl von Linde
German engineer, Carl von Linden, patented the process of liquifying gas in 1876 that is part of basic refrigeration technology.

Paul Nipkow
German engineering student - Paul Nipkow proposed and patented the first electromechanical television system in 1884.

Hermann Oberth
Hermann Oberth was a famous German rocket scientist

Nikolaus August Otto
Nicolaus Otto invented a "Four-Stroke Internal-Combustion Engine" in 1876. He named his invention the "Otto Cycle Engine". As soon as he had completed his engine, Otto invented a motorcycle to use it with.

Wilhelm Röntgen
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered X-rays.

Ernst Ruska
Germans, Max Knoll and Ernst Ruska co-invented the electron microscope.

Charles Proteus Steinmetz
Charles Proteus Steinmetz was a pioneer in the field of electrical engineering who invented a commercially successful alternating current motor.

Werner von Siemens
The first electric elevator was built by the German inventor Werner von Siemens in 1880.

Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin was the German military officer who developed the rigid dirigible a lighter-than-air vehicle that became known as the zeppelin.

Konrad Zuse
Konrad Zuse was the creator of the first freely programmable computer.

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Robert Bunsen
As an inventor, Robert Bunsen developed several methods of analyzing gases, however, he is best known for his invention of the Bunsen burner.

History of the Thermometer
What can be considered the first modern thermometer, the mercury thermometer with a standardized Fahrenheit scale, was invented by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit in 1714.

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