German Inventors

Wilhelm Röntgen's Inventions

Wilhelm Röntgen

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was a German scientist, best known for his discovery of X-rays and being the recipient of the first Nobel Prize in Physics.

Werner von Siemens's Inventions

Werner von Siemens

Werner Von Siemens was a German inventor who made remarkable contributions to the fields of electronics and engineering. Born in Prussia (now a part of Germany) in 1816, he was the fourth of fourteen children.

Rudolf Diesel's Inventions

Rudolf Diesel

Rudolf Diesel (formally Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel) was a thermal engineer and inventor of German descent, best known for the invention of the diesel engine.

Otto von Guericke's Inventions

Otto von Guericke

Otto von Guericke was a German physicist, scientist, inventor, and politician of the 17th century, who was a pioneer in the science of vacuums.

Otto Lilienthal's Inventions

Otto Lilienthal

Otto Lilienthal was a German aviation expert, credited with being the first person in history for making multiple successful gliding flights.

Konrad Zuse's Inventions

Konrad Zuse

Konrad Zuse was a German engineer, widely credited with manufacturing of the world’s first programmable computer in 1938, long before the world had ever heard of such a thing.

Karl Benz's Inventions

Karl Benz

Karl Friedrich Benz was a German engineer and entrepreneur who designed and developed the world’s first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine.

Justus von Liebig's Inventions

Justus von Liebig

Justus Freiherr von Liebig was a German chemist, who conducted crucial research in the areas of organic and inorganic chemistry, agricultural chemistry, physiology, and biochemistry.

Johannes Gutenberg's Inventions

Johannes Gutenberg

The name of Johannes Gutenberg will forever be associated with arguably one of the most important events of the modern age, that is the “Print Revolution” brought about in the mid-fifteenth century.

Heinrich Hertz's Inventions

Heinrich Hertz

Dr Gustav Hertz, a barrister by profession and later a senator, and his wife Elisabeth on February 22, 1857 were blessed by a son in Hamburg, Germany who later was known as the discoverer of electro-magnetic waves, Heinrich Rudolf Hertz.

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