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Fifty (or so) names from history

This list was produced to get some perspective on the position of Gladstone, in relation to the industrial revolution. When I started, it was only going to be ten names, but it just kept growing! I've had to limit the list as it is. Click on the names to find out who these people were, or are, care of Wikipedia.

If you're even remotely interested in the history of technology, prepare to see your day disappear. Three of mine have already gone west!

Historical Framework Mathematics/Philosophy/Theory Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering Software Engineering
Event Date Name Born Died Name Born Died Name Born Died Name Born Died
Stone Age 2.5 M Years                        
Bronze Age 2700BC                        
Iron Age 800BC                        
    Thales 624BC 546BC                  
    Pythagoras 576BC 495BC                  
Roman Republic begins 510BC                        
    Aristotle 384BC 322BC                  
    Euclid c300BC                    
Roman Empire Begins 27BC                        
Politics, Industry, Catholisicsm                          
Norman Conquest of England 1066                        
Magna Carta 1215                        
Roman Empire Ends 1453                        
    Da Vinci 1452 1519                  
Wars of the Roses 1455-1487                        
    Copernicus 1473 1543                  
          Galileo (Galilei) 1564 1642            
    Newton 1643 1727                  
          Newcomen 1664 1729            
    Farenheit 1686 1736                  
    Celcuis 1701 1774                  
British Parliament (Union with Scotland) 1707                        
          Watt 1736 1819            
    Volta 1745 1827                  
          Trevithick 1771 1833            
    Ampere 1775 1836                  
First Iron Bridge 1781       Stephenson 1781 1848            
    Faraday 1791 1867                  
                Morse 1791 1872      
    Ohm 1789 1854                  
    Henry 1797 1878                  
    Babbage 1791 1871                  
          Brunel 1806 1859            
          Bessemer 1813 1898            
    Joule 1818 1889                  
          Bazalgette 1819 1891            
    Helmholtz 1821 1894                  
    Kirchoff 1824 1887                  
    Kelvin 1824 1907                  
Liverpool & Manchester railway opens 1830       Otto 1832 1891            
    Roentgen 1845 1923                  
          Westinghouse 1846 1914            
                Edison 1847 1931      
                Bell 1847 1922      
                Fleming 1849 1945      
    Becquerel 1852 1908                  
                Tesla 1856 1943      
                Marconi 1856 1937      
    Planck 1858 1947                  
          Ford 1863 1947            
    Wien 1864 1928                  
    Curie (partners) 1867 1934                  
Edison industrialises innovation 1876 Rutherford 1871 1937                  
    Einstein 1879 1955                  
          Wright (brothers) c1879 c1930            
    Bohr 1885 1962                  
    Schottky 1886 1976                  
    Schroedinger 1887 1961                  
                Knoll 1897 1969      
    Szilard 1898 1964                  
    Lawrence 1901 1958                  
    Fermi 1901 1954                  
    Heisenberg 1901 1976                  
                Bardeen 1902 1987      
    Kastler 1902 1984                  
    Dirac 1902 1984                  
First powered flight 1903 Oppenheimer 1904 1967                  
                      Flowers 1905 1998
                Ruska 1906 1998      
          Whittle 1907 1996            
          von Braun 1912 1977            
                Brattain 1908 1991      
                Shockley 1910 1989      
World war 1 1914 - 1918                        
                Kilby 1923 2005      
                Noyce 1927 1990      
World war 2 1939 - 1945                        
                Hoff 1937 Present      
    Hansen 1941 Present                  
                      Gates 1955 Present
Potential spectre of global warming 1990                        
Peak oil? 2008                        
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