Famous Inventors : Famous Inventors R Belue Leonardo Da Vinci : Leonardo Da Vinci 1452 – 1519
Italian inventor, artist, and scientist. Made sketches of airplanes, helicopters, parachutes, and submarines long before they were invented. Galileo Galilee : Galileo Galilee (1564 – 1642)
Italian mathematician and astronomer. He invented the thermometer. He was the first to use a telescope to study the skies. He was the first to see sun spots, the rings of Saturn, and many other things. He proved the Earth moves around the sun, and not the other way around. Johannes Gutenberg (1300’s – 1468) : Johannes Gutenberg (1300’s – 1468) German Italian Invented the first printing press with movable parts.
Very little is known about this man. Count Alessandro Volta
(1745 – 1827) Invented the chemical battery. Slide 5: Benjamin Franklin
(1706 – 1790) American statesman, inventor, author, and satirist.
Invented the bifocals, the lightening rod, experimented with electricity, the Franklin Stove, carriage odometer, and many other inventions.
He also wrote Poor Richards Almanac, developed the first library, and created the first fire department. Eli Whitney (1765 – 1825) : Eli Whitney (1765 – 1825) Invented the cotton gin
The cotton gin is a mechanical device which removes the seeds from cotton, a process which, until the time of its invention, had been extremely labor-intensive
His invention changed history and agriculture forever. Slide 7: Robert Fulton 1765 - 1815 American inventor credited with inventing the first steam boat. Actually, made improvements on the steamboat which opened it up to passengers to make them comfortable. He helped start a new age of transportation. Slide 8: Levi Strauss
Invented the first blue jeans. Alexander Gram Bell
(1847 – 1922) American.
He invented the first records. He invented the first telephone. John Montagu(1718 – 1792) : John Montagu(1718 – 1792) (The Earl of Sandwich) Edward Jenner
(1749 – 1823) Invented the first sandwich. He invented the first vaccination.
(smallpox) Alexander Graham Bell 1847 - 1922 : Alexander Graham Bell 1847 - 1922 Invented the 1st telephone.
Educated the deaf. Slide 11: Thomas Edison 1847 - 1931 He didn't "invent" the light bulb, but rather he improved upon a 50-year-old idea.
He also invented the 1st phonograph for recording. Louis Pasteur Jonas Salk : Louis Pasteur Jonas Salk 1822 – 1895 French Chemist 1914 – 1995 First to prove that diseases were caused by germs.
Developed a vaccine to prevent rabies in humans.
Invented pasteurization (a process that kills germs in dairy products). Developed the first vaccine for Polio. Sir Alexander Fleming : Sir Alexander Fleming Born in Scotland. 1881 - 1955 Discovered penicillin (antibiotics) Slide 14: The Wright Brothers
(Orville and Wilbur Wright)
1903 Invented the 1st airplane. Will Keith Kellogg Sylvester H. Roper : Will Keith Kellogg Sylvester H. Roper American 1860 - 1951 American (1867) cold cereal). Invented Corn Flakes (first Invented the earliest coal-powered, steam-driven motorcycle. George Washington Henry FordCarver (American) (1863 – 1947) 1865 – 1943 American : George Washington Henry FordCarver (American) (1863 – 1947) 1865 – 1943 American African American scientist and inventor. Invented peanut butter. Revolutionize factory production.
Used the 1st conveyor belt.
Designed the first motorized car. Tim Berners Lee : Tim Berners Lee English (from England) In 1989 he invented the World Wide Web,