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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3. Archimedes

The greatest of all the classical engineers, Archimedes has influenced for all time the fields of maths, physics, engineering and astronomy. Though little is known about the precise details of his life, what he invented and discovered is not in doubt - the screw pump and compound pulleys can be attributed to him. The island of Syracuse, where he lived all his life, were also protected by various defense mechanisms of his design.