## Famous People

**Famous People**

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**James Watt**

http://www.famouspeople.co.uk/j/jameswatt.html

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**Isambard Kingdom Brunel**

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**George Stephenson**

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**Thomas Telford**

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**Nikola Tesla, The Genius who lit the world**

http://www.teslasociety.com/biography.htm

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**Alexander Flemming**

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**Benjamin Franklin**

http://fi.edu/franklin/inventor/inventor.html

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**Alexander Graham Bell**

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**Christian Andreas Doppler** an Austrian mathematician and physicist. He is most famous for what is now called the Doppler effect, which is the apparent change in frequency and wavelength of a wave as perceived by an observer moving relative to the wave's source.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Doppler

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**Albert Einstein** He formulated the special and general theories of relativity. In addition, he made significant contributions to quantum theory and statistical mechanics. While best known for the Theory of Relativity (and specifically mass-energy equivalence, E=mc²), he was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect in 1905 (his "wonderful year" or "miraculous year") and "for his services to Theoretical Physics".

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**Leonardo da Vinci**: He has been described as the archetype of the "Renaissance man" and as a universal genius. He is also known for his many inventions that were conceived well before their time but of which few were constructed in his lifetime. He helped advance the study of anatomy, astronomy, and civil engineering.

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**Sir Isaac Newton: W**as an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and alchemist; who wrote the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica where he described universal gravitation and, via his laws of motion, laid the groundwork for classical mechanics. Newton also shares credit with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz for the development of differential calculus.

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