Occupation

ENGINEERS

With 287 biographies, Engineers are the 37th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Swimmers, Historians, and Economists.

Pantheon has 286 people classified as engineers born between 600 BC and 1993. Of these 286, 48 (16.78%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living engineers include Bjarne Stroustrup, Marcello Gandini, and Ross Brawn. The most famous deceased engineers include Gustave Eiffel, Gottlieb Daimler, and Zhuge Liang.

Living Engineers

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Deceased Engineers

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Most engineers were born in United States (36), France (35), and United Kingdom (35). By city, the most common birth places were Paris (8), London (6), and Stuttgart (3).The most common death places of engineers were United States (41), Russia (36), and France (35). By city, these were Moscow (26), Paris (20), and Munich (6).

The earliest biographies classified as engineers in Pantheon are Li Kui, Lu Ban, and Eupalinos.  The concentration of engineers was largest during the Newspaper Era, which lasted from 1700 to 1899. Some birth or death locations for earlier engineers are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Engineers were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Engineers since 1700.

Engineers are found within the Science & Technology domain which also includes Mathematicians, Biologists, Physicists, Astronomers, and Chemists.