Top 20 Engineer celebrities in Germany
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Engineer celebrities [Updated December 8, 2022].
Otto Happel was born
on February 9, 1948
in Luzerne, Switzerland, Germany.
Net Worth 2020: $3.3 Billion
Heinz Hermann Thiele was born
on April 2, 1941
in Munich, Germany, Germany.
Net Worth 2020: 16.6 billion USD (2020)
Karl Benz was born
on November 25, 1844
in Muhlburg, Germany.
Engineer who, with Bertha Benz, created the first internal combustion-powered cars. His first model was called the Benz Patent Motorwagen.
His wife Bertha took the first ever intercity car road trip, using one of his cars.
Hans Geiger was born
on September 30, 1882
in Potsdam, Germany.
During the World War II years, he was a member of the secret Uranium Club, a group of German scientists engaged in nuclear weapons research.
Konrad Zuse was born
on June 22, 1910
In addition to building computer hardware, he came up with the foundations of programming language.
John Roebling was born
on June 12, 1806
Tragically, while Roebling was investigating the future site of the Brooklyn Bridge, his foot was injured so badly by a boat that his toes had to be amputated. He then developed tetanus, a condition that quickly led to his death.
Guenter Wendt was born
on August 28, 1923
He received a NASA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and he was played by Endre Hules in the 1995 film Apollo 13.
Karlheinz Brandenburg was born
on June 20, 1954
Known best for his role in developing the MP3 audio format, this German-born sound engineer was the 2004 recipient of the IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award. His other honors include the Audio Engineering Society's Silver Medal and Board of Governors Award.
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, he lived in the United States and worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories. He later returned to his native Germany and taught at both the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the Technical University of Ilmenau.
Lothar Engelhardt was born
on July 5, 1939
He was selected to serve as a civilian advisor in 1990 with the Bundeswehr-Kommando Ost.
Ludwig Prandtl was born
on February 4, 1875
He won the Daniel Guggenheim Award, one of the highest awards for American engineering, in 1930.