8 Most Famous Inventors in the United States
Often referred to as the "Wizard of Menlo Park," Edison is one of the most prolific inventors of all time.
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922)
Bell is credited with inventing the telephone, a device that revolutionized communication.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
While primarily known for his contributions as a statesman and scientist, Franklin was also an inventor.
Whitney is best known for inventing the cotton gin, a machine that greatly improved the efficiency of cotton processing
George Washington Carver (1860s-1943)
An agricultural scientist and inventor, Carver is renowned for his research on crops like peanuts and sweet potatoes.
Although born in modern-day Croatia, Tesla became a naturalized U.S. citizen and made substantial contributions to American innovation.
Orville and Wilbur Wright (1871-1948, 1867-1912)
These brothers are credited with inventing, building, and successfully flying the world's first practical airplane in 1903.
Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
While not a traditional inventor in the classic sense, Jobs had a profound impact on technology and design.
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