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A listing of inventors and discovers born in the country of Germany. In 2006, the population of Germany was estimated to be 82,422,299.. Germany is located in Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark. Internet users 50.616 million and country code de.
Inventor: Ralph H. Baer
Ralph Baer photo courtesy RHB Consulting
Criteria: First to invent. First to patent.
Birth: March 8, 1922 in Pirmasens, Germany
  Currently living in Manchester, New Hampshire
Nationality: German
 
Inventor: Albert Einstein
Contribution: most well-known scientist of the 20th century.
Birth: March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany
Death: April 18,1955 in in Princeton, New Jersey
Nationality: German
 
Inventor: Johannes Gutenberg (aka Johann Gutenberg)
Johannes Gutenberg image courtesy Gutenberg Museum
Invention; printing press.
Birth: c1400 in Mainz, Germany
Death: February 3, 1468 in Mainz, Germany
Nationality: German
 
Inventor: Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
Portrait of Heinrich Hertz derived from public domain
Contribution: proved that electricity is transmitted in electromagnetic waves
Birth: February 22, 1857 in Hamburg, Germany
Death: January 1, 1894 in Bonn, Germany
Nationality: German
 
Inventor: Felix Hoffmann
Felix Hoffmann photo courtesy Aspirin Foundation
Invention: aspirin in 1897
Birth: January 21 1868 in Ludwigsburg, Germany
Death: February 8 1946 in Switzerland
Nationality: German
 
Inventor: Carl Paul Gottfried von Linde
Carl von Linde photo courtesy www.linde.com
Invention: refrigerator in 1876
Birth: June 11, 1842 in Berndorf, Germany
Death: November 16, 1934 in Munich, Germany
Nationality: German
 
Inventor: Henri Nestle (born Heinrich Nestle)
Portrait of Henri Nestle courtesy Nestle UK
Invention: baby formula in 1867
Birth: August 10, 1814 in Frankfurt, Germany
Death: July 7, 1890 in Blonay (VD), Switzerland
Nationality: German
 
Inventor: Georg Simon Ohm
Portrait of Georg Ohm courtesy Corrosion Doctors
Contribution: Ohm's law
Birth: March 16, 1789 in Erlangen, Germany
Death: July 6, 1854 in Munich, Germany
Nationality: German
 
Inventor: Nicolaus August Otto
Nicolaus Otto portrait derived from public domain
Invention: internal-combustion engine in 1876
Birth: June 14, 1832 in Holzhausen, Germany
Death: January 28, 1891 in Cologne, Germany
Nationality: German
 
Inventor: Ignaz Schwinn
Ignaz Schwinn portrait courtesy Schwinn Bike
Invention: Schwinn Bicycle
Birth: 1860 in Hardheim, Germany
Death: 1948 in Chicago, Illinois
Nationality: German
 
Inventor: Levi Strauss (born Loeb Strauss)
Levi Strauss photo courtesy www.levistrauss.com
Invention: blue jeans
Birth: February 26, 1829 in Buttenheim, Germany
Death: September 27, 1902 in San Francisco, California
Nationality: German
 
Inventor: Ferdinand Adolf August Heinrich von Zeppelin, (Count)
Ferdinand von Zeppelin photo courtesy Zeppelin Museum
Invention: rigid dirigible
Birth: July 8, 1838 in Konstanz, Baden, Germany
Death: March 8, 1917 in Berlin, Germany
Nationality: German
 
 
 
   
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