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Top Ten Greatest Engineers of All Time

Considering Engineering for your undergraduate education? Be inspired by these engineers, from all walks of life and all disciplines, who have laid the foundations to what you could be studying.

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1. Leonardo da Vinci

da Vinci, by all accounts, was good at a few things - painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, invention, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. The usual. His engineering concepts were unfathomable at the time and still carry about an air of magic with them today - flying machines, a type of armoured fighting vehicleconcentrated solar power, an adding machine, and the double hull. Few of which were feasible then, but which are central to how we live today.