Karl Benz. German engine designer and car engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the gasoline-powered automobile. German physicist, who, in 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays. Wilhelm Röntgen. Alessandro Volta.
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Karl Benz German engine designer and car engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the gasoline-powered automobile.
German physicist, who, in 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays Wilhelm Röntgen
Alessandro Volta The zinc and copper battery made by Volta is credited as the first electrochemical cell.
Rudolf Diesel Developed a new type of internal combustion engine that burns a less refined type of fuel.
Michael Faraday Best known for his discoveries of electromagnetic induction and of the laws of electrolysis. From his experiments came devices that led to the modern electric motor, generator and transformer.
Robert Bosch Invented the first commercially viable high-voltage spark plug as part of a magneto-based ignition system and greatly enhanced the development of the internal combustion engine.
Alexander Fleming Scottish biologist and pharmacologist who discovered penicillin
Joseph Lister Lister successfully introduced carbolic acid to sterilize surgical instruments and to clean wounds, which led to a reduction in post-operative infections and made surgery safer for patients.
Edward Jenner The pioneer of smallpox vaccine. He is often called "the father of immunology", and his work is said to have "saved more lives than the work of any other man.
Florence Nightingale Celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. Dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds at night. Gained fame during the Crimean War in 1853.