Famous Inventors and their Inventions

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  • Cyrus McCormick

    Cyrus McCormick
    Cyrus Hall McCormick invented the mechanical reaper, which combined all the steps that earlier harvesting machines had performed separately. His timesaving invention allowed farmers to more than double their crop size and spurred innovations in farm machinery. Learn more about Cyrus McCormick here!
  • Maria Mitchell

    Maria Mitchell
    Maria Mitchell gazed through her telescope from the rooftop of her home and discovered a comet, thus becoming the first person to find a comet by telescope. Learn more about Maria Mitchell here!
  • Louis Pasteur

    Louis Pasteur
    Pasteur founded the science of microbiology and proved that most infectious diseases are caused by micro-organisms. This became known as the "germ theory" of disease. He was the inventor of the process of pasteurization and also developed vaccines for several diseases including rabies. Learn more about Louis Pasteur here!
  • Jonas Salk

    Jonas Salk
    Dr. Jonas Salk developed a vaccine that once and for all eradicated polio. learn more about Salk here!
  • Bill Gates

    Bill Gates
    Developed Microsoft, a software program, that changed how we use computers to this day. Learn more about Bill Gates here!