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Clara Louise Maass -- b.6/28/1876 d.8/24/1901 (25)
Hero, Nurse

Paul MacCready -- b.9/25/1925 d.8/28/2007 (81)
Engineer, Inventor
Misc: aerodynamicist who headed a team that designed and built both the first man-powered aircraft and the first solar-powered aircraft capable of sustained flights.

William Macewen -- b.6/22/1848 d.3/22/1924 (75)
Surgeon, Scotish
Misc: a pioneer in modern brain surgery and contributed to the development of bone graft surgery, the surgical treatment of hernia and of pneumonectomy (removal of the lungs).

Ernst Mach -- b.2/18/1838 d.2/19/1916 (78)
Philosopher, Physicist, Psychologist, British
Misc: ratio of speed of object to speed of sound is named for him

Charles MacIntosh -- b.12/29/1766 d.7/25/1843 (76)
Chemist, Inventor, Scotish
Names/Places: aka William?
Misc: invention of a method for making waterproof garments

Joe Mack -- b.11/27/1870 d.??/??/????
Inventor

James "Steele" MacKaye -- b.6/6/1842 d.2/25/1894 (51)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Inventor, Actor, Director
Misc: folding theatre seats, moveable stage

John MacLeod -- b.9/6/1876 d.3/16/1935 (58)
Physiologist, Canadian, Scotish
Names/Places: MN:James Rickard
Misc: insulin discoverer; Nobel 1923; also his work on carbohydrate metabolism

Donald MacMillan -- b.11/10/1874 d.9/7/1970 (95)
Lecturer, Sailor, Explorer
Misc: Researcher; made 30 expeditions to the Arctic during his 46 year career.

Ferdinand Magellan -- b.??/??/1480 d.4/27/1521
Explorer, Navigator, Portuguese
Names/Places: RN:Fernando de Magalhaes
Misc: was killed by natives in the Philippines.

François Magendie -- b.10/6/1783 d.10/7/1855 (72)
Physiologist, French

George E. Mahlberg -- b.5/28/1954 d.4/2/2011 N.S. (56)
Scientist, Astrophysicist, Actor, Sound Effects Technician, Sound Engineer
Misc: Mt. Palomar/Mt. Wilson CA (1974-78)

Dr. John F. Mahoney -- b.8/1/1889 d.??/??/1957
Scientist
Misc: developed pencillin treatment of syphillis

Theodore Maiman -- b.7/11/1927 d.5/5/2007 (79)
Inventor, Physicist
Misc: first working laser

Rabbi Moses Maimonides -- b.3/30/1135 d.12/13/1204 (69)
Philosopher, Physician, Jewish, Scholar, Spanish
Misc: "The Guide of the Perplexed"

Bronislaw Malinowski -- b.4/7/1884 d.5/16/1942 (58)
Author, Anthropologist, Educator, British
Misc: One of the most important anthropologists of the 20th century who is widely recognized as the founder of social anthropology and principally associated with field studies of the peoples of Oceania.

George Leigh Mallory -- b.6/18/1886 d.6/8/1924 (37)
Explorer, Mountaineer, English
Misc: climbed Mt. Everest "because it's there"

Marcello Malpighi -- b.3/10/1628 d.11/30/1694 (66)
Author, Physiologist, Educator, Italian
Names/Places: NN:The Father of Microscopic Anatomy

George Manby -- b.11/28/1765 d.11/18/1854 (88)
Author, Inventor, English
Misc: Invented the fire extinguisher

Charles Manly -- b.4/24/1876 d.10/15/1927 (51)
Inventor
Misc: The first modern aircraft engine

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Leopold Mannes -- b.12/26/1899 d.8/11/1964 (64)
Inventor, Musician, Conductor
Misc: an American musician, who, together with Leopold Godowsky, Jr., created the first practical color transparency film, Kodachrome.

Karl Mannheim -- b.3/27/1893 d.1/9/1947 (53)
Sociologist, Historian, German

Charlotte Mansfield -- b.??/??/1881 d.2/17/1936
Author, Traveler

Sir Patrick Manson -- b.10/3/1844 d.4/9/1922 (77)
Surgeon, English
Names/Places: NN: The Father of Tropical Medicine

Jean-Baptiste Marchand -- b.11/22/1863 d.1/13/1934 (70)
Soldier, Explorer

Guglielmo Marconi -- b.4/25/1874 d.7/20/1937 (63)
Inventor, Physicist, Italian
Names/Places: b. in Bologna
Misc: invented the wireless telegraph known today as radio

Siegfried Marcus -- b.9/18/1831 d.6/30/1898 (66)
Inventor, Austrian
Misc: he built four of the world's earliest gasoline-powered automobiles.

Pierre Marie -- b.9/9/1853 d.4/13/1940 (86)
Scientist, Neurologist, French
Misc: whose discovery that growth disorders are caused by pituitary disease contributed to the modern science of endocrinology.

Beryl Markham -- b.10/26/1902 d.8/3/1986 (83)
Aviator, English

C. Wilson Markle Jr. -- b.9/2/1938
Engineer, Canadian
Misc: film colorization process inventor

Pere Jacques Marquette -- b.6/1/1637 d.5/18/1675 (37)
Explorer, Missionary, French
Misc: Jesuit

Othniel Marsh -- b.10/29/1831 d.3/18/1899 (67)
Scientist, Palentologist
Misc: discovered over 1000 fossils

James Wilson Marshall -- b.10/8/1810 d.8/10/1885 (74)
Pioneer
Misc: discovered gold in California

Dr. Roy K. Marshall -- b.8/21/1907 d.5/27/1972 (64)
Scientist, Announcer
Misc: Astronomer w/ Fels Planetarium
TV Shows: Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge

William Marston -- b.3/9/1893 d.5/2/1947 (54)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Inventor, Theorist, Psychologist
Misc: lie-detector test; created the character Wonder Woman.

Archer Martin -- b.3/1/1910 d.7/28/2002 (92)
Chemist, British

Glenn Martin -- b.1/17/1886 d.12/4/1955 (69)
Aviator, Manufacturer
Misc: the first monoplane maker; airplane inventor whose bombers and flying boats played important roles in World War II.

James (Chef) Martin -- b.6/30/1972 N.S.
Chef, English

Charles Marvin -- b.10/7/1858 d.6/5/1943 (84)
Inventor, Weatherman
Misc: the clinometer that figures height of clouds over airports

"Zeppo" Marx -- b.2/25/1901 d.11/30/1979 (78)
Inventor, Movie Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RFN:Herbert; of The Marx Brothers with Groucho, Harpo, Chico, & Gummo
Misc: he invented a heart monitor, worked as his brother's agent after he stopped performing

Reverend Nevil Maskelyne -- b.10/6/1732 d.2/9/1811 (78)
Astronomer, English
Misc: the 5th British Astronomer Royal; noted for his contribution to the science of navigation and the first person to scientifically measure the weight of the planet Earth

Abraham Maslow -- b.4/1/1908 d.6/8/1970 (62)
Philosopher, Psychologist

John Mason -- b.12/11/1586 d.??/??/1635
Pioneer, English
Misc: New Hampshire colonist

Max Mason -- b.10/26/1877 d.3/23/1961 (83)
Inventor, Physicist

Gaston Maspero -- b.6/23/1846 d.6/30/1916 (70)
Scientist, Archaeologist, French

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William Howell Masters -- b.12/27/1915 d.2/16/2001 (85)
Author, Physician
Names/Places: Virginia Johnson Masters' ex-
Misc: Sex Expert
Book Titles: Human Sexual Response

"Bat" Masterson -- b.11/26/1853 d.10/25/1921 (67)
Hero, Scout, Journalist, Columnist, Statesman, Farmer
Names/Places: RFMN:William Barclay
Misc: Laborer; Buffalo Hunter; Army Scout; Saloon Owner; Gambler; Lawman; Sportsman; Gunman; Boxing Promoter; Dodge City deputy; Ford County sheriff

Cosimo Matassa -- b.4/13/1926 d.9/11/2014 (88)
Engineer, Music Figure, Italian
Misc: recording engineer and studio owner, responsible for many R&B and early rock and roll recordings.

Peter Matthiessen -- b.5/22/1927 d.4/5/2014 (86)
Writer, Novelist, Naturalist
Misc: specializing in the wilderness

Thomas K. "Tom" Mattingly II -- b.3/17/1936
Astronaut
Misc: Capt USN/astro (Apollo 16, STS-4, 51C)

Jan Matzeliger -- b.9/15/1852 d.8/24/1889 (36)
Inventor
Misc: best known for his shoe-lasting machine that mechanically shaped the upper portions of shoes.

Henry Maudslay -- b.8/22/1771 d.2/14/1831 (59)
Engineer, Inventor, English
Misc: the metal lathe and other devices

W. Somerset Maugham -- b.1/25/1874 d.12/16/1965 (91)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Short Story Writer, Doctor, French, Gay
Names/Places: RFN:William
Book Titles: Of Human Bondage

Matthew Fontaine Maury -- b.1/14/1816 d.2/1/1873 (57)
Naval Officer, Scientist, Oceanographer

Samuel Maverick -- b.7/25/1803 d.9/2/1870 (67)
Pioneer, Politician, Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: cattle rancher signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence

Sir Dawson Mawson -- b.5/5/1882 d.10/14/1958 (76)
Explorer, Geologist, Australian, British

Hiram Percy Maxim -- b.9/2/1869 d.2/17/1936 (66)
Inventor
Misc: manufacturer known especially for the "Maxim silencer" gun attachment.

Sir Hiram Maxim -- b.2/5/1840 d.11/24/1916 (76)
Inventor
Misc: inventor of the automatic machine gun amd smokeless gunpowder, the rifle, auto muffler and firearm silencer

Hudson Maxim -- b.2/3/1853 d.5/6/1927 (74)
Inventor
Misc: inventor of explosives extensively used in World War I.

James Clerk Maxwell -- b.6/13/1831 d.11/5/1879 (48)
Physicist, Scotish
Misc: Measured speed of light: 186,292.4 miles per second, any faster & you'll get a speeding ticket for breaking the law of physics; If you're going that fast, will your headlights work?

Dr. Rollo May -- b.4/21/1909 d.10/22/1994 (85)
Psychologist

Wilhelm Maybach -- b.2/9/1846 d.12/29/1929 (83)
Engineer, German
Misc: automotive; the chief designer of the first Mercedes automobiles (1900-01)

Jean Mayer -- b.2/19/1920 d.1/1/1993 (72)
Scientist, Nutritionist, Physiologist, Educator

Johann Mayer -- b.2/17/1723 d.2/20/1762 (39)
Astronomer, Mathematician, German

Maria Goeppert Mayer -- b.6/28/1906 d.2/20/1972 (65)
Physicist, German

Charles Horace Mayo -- b.7/19/1865 d.5/26/1939 (73)
Surgeon, Philanthropist
Misc: Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation founder

Charles W. Mayo -- b.7/28/1898 d.7/28/1968 (70)
Surgeon

William James Mayo -- b.6/29/1861 d.7/28/1939 (78)
Surgeon
Misc: Mayo Clinic co-founder with brother

William Worrall Mayo -- b.5/31/1819 d.3/6/1911 (91)
Chemist, Doctor, American, British
Misc: established the private medical practice that later evolved into the Mayo Clinic.

John Mayow -- b.5/24/1640 d.10/??/1679 (39)
Chemist, Physician, Physiologist, British

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Elmer Maytag -- b.9/18/1883 d.7/20/1940 (56)
Inventor, Businessperson, Manufacturer
Misc: The Washing Machine; Maytag Co. founder

Frederick Louis Maytag -- b.7/14/1857 d.3/26/1937 (79)
Chef
Misc: electric washing machine

Daniel Mazia -- b.12/18/1912 d.6/9/1996 (83)
Biologist

John Loudon McAdam -- b.9/21/1756 d.11/26/1836 (80)
Inventor, Scotish
Misc: To this day we use the name Macadam to describe his tar-and-stones method of paving roads. Invented the macadamized road construction method, originally created with three layers of crushed stone, which only later included a layer of asphalt.

Christa McAuliffe -- b.9/2/1948 d.1/28/1986 (37)
Astronaut, Teacher
Misc: school teacher on the Space Shuttle

Charles McBurney -- b.2/17/1845 d.11/7/1913 (68)
Surgeon, Teacher

Bruce McCandless -- b.6/8/1937
Astronaut

Barbara McClintock -- b.6/16/1902 d.9/2/1992 (90)
Scientist
Misc: cytogeneticist

John McCloskey -- b.4/26/1934
Naturalist
Misc: Environmentalist & chairman of Sierra Club

Sir Robert McClure -- b.1/28/1807 d.10/17/1873 (66)
Explorer, Irish
Misc: Arctic; completed the first crossing of the Northwest Passage

Elmer McCollum -- b.3/3/1879 d.11/15/1967 (88)
Chemist
Misc: discovered vitamins A,B,D

Cyrus Hall McCormick -- b.2/15/1809 d.5/13/1884 (75)
Inventor, Manufacturer
Misc: patented the Mechanical Reaper

Stephen McCormick -- b.8/26/1784 d.8/28/1875 (91)
Inventor
Misc: cast iron plow with detatchable parts

Elijah McCoy -- b.5/2/1844 d.10/10/1929 (85)
Inventor, Canadian
Misc: black held over 50 patents

Joseph McCoy -- b.12/21/1837 d.10/19/1915 (77)
Pioneer
Misc: Cattleman

James A. "Jim" McDivitt -- b.6/10/1929
Astronaut
Misc: Gemini 4, Apollo 9

Elizabeth McDonald -- b.2/24/1894 d.5/11/1992 (98)
Inventor
Misc: Spic & Span

James McGill -- b.10/6/1744 d.12/19/1813 (69)
Frontiersman, Politician, Businessperson, Founder, Fur Trader, Scotish

Gordon McKay -- b.5/4/1821 d.??/??/1903
Inventor, Manufacturer
Misc: shoe making machines

John McLaughlin -- b.10/19/1784 d.9/3/1857 (72)
Pioneer, Fur Trader, Canadian

John M. McLean -- b.10/24/1909 d.??/??/????
Scientist, Engineer, Physician

Edwin McMillan -- b.9/12/1907 d.9/7/1991 (83)
Scientist, Chemist
Misc: helped build 1st A-Bomb, discovered neptunium & plutonium; did not discover Pluto, which Disney discovered; b. Sep 18?

Ronald E. McNair -- b.10/21/1950 d.1/28/1986 (35)
Astronaut, Physicist

William McNaught -- b.5/27/1813 d.1/8/1881 (67)
Inventor

George H. Mead -- b.2/27/1863 d.4/26/1931 (68)
Philosopher, Psychologist
Misc: Pragmatist

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Margaret Mead -- b.12/16/1901 d.11/15/1978 (76)
Author, Anthropologist, American

Richard Mead -- b.8/11/1673 d.2/16/1754 (80)
Physician, British
Misc: contributed to the study of preventive medicine.

Sir Peter B. Medawar -- b.2/28/1915 d.10/2/1987 (72)
Scientist, Zoologist, Brazilian

George Meegen -- b.10/2/1952
Adventurer, Educator, English
Misc: walked 19,019 miles from Argentina to Alaska from 1977 to 1983.

Henry Meiggs -- b.7/7/1811 d.9/30/1877 (66)
Engineer
Misc: Railroad builder

Lise Meitner -- b.11/7/1878 d.10/27/1968 (89)
Physicist, Austrian

George Melville -- b.1/10/1841 d.3/17/1912 (71)
Author, Naval Officer, Engineer, Explorer
Misc: Arctic explorer

H. William Menard -- b.12/10/1920 d.2/9/1986 (65)
Geologist

Gregor Johann Mendel -- b.7/22/1822 d.1/6/1884 (61)
Scientist, Botanist, Geneticist
Misc: pioneered the study of biological heredity and laid the mathematical foundation of the science of genetics.

Dmitri I. Mendeleyev -- b.1/27/1834 O.S. or 2/8/1834 N.S. d.2/2/1907
Chemist, Russian
Names/Places: MN:Ivanovich
Misc: discovered periodic table of the elements so Tom Lehrer could sing a song about the elements

Thomas Corwin Mendenhall -- b.10/4/1841 d.3/23/1924 (82)
Physicist, Meterologist
Misc: the first to propose the use of a ring pendulum for measuring absolute gravity.

Josef Mengele -- b.3/16/1911 d.2/7/1979 (67)
Doctor, German
Names/Places: aka The Angel of Death

Dr. Karl A. Menninger -- b.7/22/1893 d.7/18/1990 (96)
Author, Lecturer, Physician, Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, Columnist, Social Reformer, Educator
Misc: Hospital administrator; Moralist; Conservationalist; Dean of psychiatry & co-founder of Menninger Foundation

William C. Menninger -- b.10/15/1899 d.9/??/1966 (66)
Scientist, Engineer, Physician, Psychiatrist

Gerhardus Mercator -- b.3/5/1512 d.12/2/1594 (82)
Geographer, Inventor
Misc: Flanderian; published the first Atlas

Ottmar Mergenthaler -- b.5/11/1854 d.10/28/1899 (45)
Inventor, American, German
Misc: the inventor of the Linotype typesetting machine

Lee Meriwether -- b.3/12/1866 d.??/??/????
Author, Explorer, Traveler

Angela Merkel -- b.7/17/1954
Scientist, Politician, German
Misc: German Chancellor

Clinton Hart Merriam -- b.12/5/1855 d.3/19/1942 (86)
Biologist
Misc: ethnologist; helped found the National Geographic Society (1888) and what is now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

R. Bruce Merrifield -- b.7/15/1921 d.5/14/2006 (84)
Biochemist, Educator

John P. Merrill -- b.3/10/1917 d.4/14/1984 (67)
Physicist, Surgeon

Hiram Houston Merritt -- b.1/2/1902 d.1/9/1979 (77)
Scientist, Neurologist

Dr. Franz Anton Mesmer -- b.5/23/1734 d.3/5/1815 (80)
Inventor, Physician, Austrian
Names/Places: aka Friedrich Anton Mesmer
Misc: of Hypnotism; Mesmeriser

Wilhelm "Willy" Messerschmitt -- b.6/26/1898 d.9/17/1978 (80)
Aviator, Engineer, German
Misc: In 1944 his Me-262 became the first jet plane to be flown in combat.

Charles Joseph Messier -- b.6/26/1730 d.4/12/1817 (86)
Astronomer
Misc: cataloguer of astronomical "M objects"

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Reinhold Messner -- b.9/17/1944
Author, Adventurer, Explorer, Mountaineer
Misc: Mountain climber who in 1980 made the first solo ascent of Mount Everest (29,028 feet [8,848 m]), the world's highest peak, without the use of contained oxygen for breathing. It was Messner's second ascent of Everest; his first climb was in 1978 with Peter Habeler of Austria.

Elie Metchnikoff -- b.5/15/1845 d.7/16/1916 (71)
Scientist, Bacteriologist, Russian

Viktor Meyer -- b.9/8/1848 d.8/8/1897 (48)
Chemist, German
Misc: contributed greatly to knowledge of both organic and inorganic chemistry.

Otto Meyerhof -- b.4/12/1884 d.10/6/1951 (67)
Scientist, Biochemist, Physiologist, German

Leonor Michaelis -- b.1/16/1875 d.10/8/1949 (74)
Chemist, Physician, German

Curtis Michel -- b.6/5/1934 d.2/26/2015 (80)
Astronaut, Astrophysicist

Albert A. Michelson -- b.12/19/1852 d.5/9/1931 (78)
Physicist
Misc: established c as universal constant (Nobel 1907); measured light

Cary Middlecoff -- b.1/6/1921 d.9/1/1998 (77)
Dentist, Golfer
Misc: longest putt (86 ft.) in 1955 Masters

Marvin Middlemark -- b.9/16/1919 d.9/14/1989 (69)
Inventor
Misc: rabbit ears TV antenna

Thomas Midgley -- b.5/18/1889 d.11/2/1944 (55)
Chemist, Engineer, Inventor

Ejnar Mikkelsen -- b.12/23/1880 d.5/3/1971 (90)
Author, Explorer, Danish (Denmark)
Misc: Polar

Carl S. Miller -- b.7/23/1912 d.4/15/1986 (73)
Inventor, Canadian
Misc: Copying machines

Dayton Miller -- b.3/13/1866 d.2/22/1941 (74)
Astronomer, Physicist, Flautist

Hugh Miller -- b.10/10/1802 d.12/24/1856 (54)
Geologist

Joaquin Miller -- b.9/8/1837 d.2/17/1913 (75)
Poet, Frontiersman, Journalist
Names/Places: RN: Cincinnatus Heine Miller; NN: Poet of the Sierras

Jonathan (Wolfe) Miller -- b.7/21/1934
Sculptor, Author, Writer, Humorist, Doctor, Actor, Stage Director, English
Misc: TV Presenter

Justin Miller -- b.1/10/1990
Chef
Names/Places: NN:World's Youngest Chef
Book Titles: Cooking with Justin

Neal Elgar Miller -- b.8/3/1909 d.3/23/2002 (92)
Psychologist

William Miller -- b.12/17/1817 d.9/30/1870 (52)
Scientist, Chemist, British

Robert A. Millikan -- b.3/22/1868 d.12/19/1953 (85)
Physicist
Misc: photoelectric effect; Nobel 1923

William F. Milliken -- b.4/18/1911 d.7/28/2012 (101)
Engineer, Auto Racer
Misc: was an aerospace engineer, automotive engineer and racecar driver.

Charles Wright Mills -- b.8/28/1916 d.3/20/1962 (45)
Sociologist
Misc: Marxism

Robert Mills -- b.8/12/1781 d.3/3/1855 (73)
Architect, Engineer
Misc: Washington Mounument

John Milne -- b.12/30/1850 d.7/30/1913 (62)
Geologist, English
Misc: Seismologist; he invented the seismograph and promoted the establishment of seismological stations.

Cesar Milstein -- b.10/8/1927 d.3/24/2002 (74)
Biochemist, Physiologist, Argentine
Misc: antibody research

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George Richards Minot -- b.12/2/1885 d.2/25/1950 (64)
Physician
Names/Places: b. Boston, Mass., U.S., d. Brookline, Mass.
Misc: American physician who received (with George Whipple and William Murphy) the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1934 for the introduction of a raw-liver diet in the treatment of pernicious anemia, which was previously an invariably fatal disease.; (Nobel 1934)

Marvin Minsky -- b.8/9/1927 d.1/24/2016 N.S. (88)
Biochemist
Misc: Artifical intelligence computer scientist (MIT)

Peter Minuit -- b.??/??/1580 d.8/5/1638
Explorer, Statesman, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: discovered Manhattan Island

Ormsby Mitchel -- b.7/28/1809 d.10/30/1862 (53)
Astronomer

Billy Mitchell -- b.12/29/1879 d.2/19/1936 (56)
General, Aviator, French
Misc: Army General; aviation hero General (WW I); UPI says b. Dec 28

Edgar Dean Mitchell -- b.9/17/1930 d.2/4/2016 N.S. (85)
Astronaut
Misc: Apollo 14; the sixth man on the moon

Elisha Mitchell -- b.8/19/1793 d.6/27/1857 (63)
Botanist, Geographer, Educator

Maria Mitchell -- b.8/1/1818 d.6/28/1889 (70)
Astronomer
Misc: the first US woman astronomer

Peter Mitchell -- b.9/29/1920 d.4/10/1992 (71)
Biochemist, Chemist, British

Samuel Mitchell -- b.3/20/1792 d.12/20/1868 (76)
Geographer, Publisher

Samuel Mitchell -- b.4/29/1874 d.2/22/1960 (85)
Astronomer, American, Canadian

August Ferdinand Mobius -- b.11/17/1790 d.9/26/1868 (77)
Author, Astronomer, Mathematician, German
Misc: best known for his work in analytic geometry and in topology. In the latter field he is especially remembered as one of the discoverers of the Mobius strip.

Ralph Modjeski -- b.1/27/1861 d.6/26/1940 (79)
Engineer, Polish
Misc: Civil Engineer

Friedrich Mohs -- b.1/29/1773 d.9/29/1839 (66)
Scientist, Geologist, Mineralologist, German

Henri Moissan -- b.9/28/1852 d.2/20/1907 (54)
Chemist, French
Misc: isolated fluorine (Nobel 1906)

James Mollison -- b.4/19/1905 d.10/30/1969 (64)
Aviator, Scotish
Misc: set many records during the rapid development of aviation in the 1930s

Joseph Monier -- b.11/8/1823 d.3/13/1906 (82)
Inventor, French
Misc: one of the principal inventors of reinforced concrete.

Jacques Monrod -- b.2/9/1910 d.5/31/1976 (66)
Scientist, Biochemist, French

Marion Monroe -- b.2/4/1898 d.6/25/1983 (85)
Scientist, Psychologist
Book Titles: Dick and Jane (primary schoolbooks)

Luc Montagnier -- b.8/18/1932
Scientist, Virologist, French

Ashley Montagu -- b.6/28/1905 d.11/26/1999 (94)
Anthropologist, English

John Montague -- b.11/3/1718 d.4/30/1792 (73)
Explorer, Inventor, Politician, British
Misc: 4th Earl of Sandwich, The Sandwich inventor, Sandwich Islands namer

Maria Montessori -- b.8/31/1870 d.5/6/1952 (81)
Physician, Educator, Italian

Pierre Montet -- b.6/27/1885 d.6/19/1966 (80)
Scientist, French

Jacques Etienne Montgolfier -- b.1/7/1745 d.8/2/1799 (54)
Balloonist, Inventor
Names/Places: Joseph's brother
Misc: b. on Jan 6?; he made the first successful flight in a hot-air balloon.

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Joseph Michel Montgolfier -- b.8/26/1740 d.6/26/1810 (69)
Balloonist, Inventor, French
Misc: made the first practical hot air balloon with brother Jacques

Robert Moog -- b.5/23/1934 d.8/21/2005 (71)
Inventor
Names/Places: MN:A.
Misc: his Moog Synthesizer is an electronic musical instrument

Sir Patrick Moore -- b.3/4/1923 d.12/9/2012 (89)
Writer, Astronomer, English
Book Titles: A-Z of Astronomy

Stanford Moore -- b.9/4/1913 d.8/23/1982 (68)
Biochemist
Misc: with Christian B. Anfinsen and William H. Stein, received the 1972 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their research on the molecular structures of proteins.

Samuel Morey -- b.10/23/1762 d.4/17/1843 (80)
Inventor
Misc: Rotary steam engine, windmill, water wheel, steam pump, internal combustion engine

Giovanni Morgagni -- b.2/25/1682 d.12/6/1771 (89)
Scientist, Anatomist, Italian
Misc: science of pathological anatomy

Barbara Morgan -- b.11/28/1951
Astronaut, Teacher
Misc: former NASA teacher in space

Charles Morgan -- b.1/8/1831 d.1/10/1911 (80)
Inventor

Daniel Morgan -- b.7/6/1736 d.7/6/1802 (66)
Revolutionary, Soldier, Pioneer, Congressperson

Garrett Augustus Morgan -- b.3/4/1877 d.8/27/1963 (86)
Inventor
Misc: clothes manufacturer, hero, established the Cleveland Call, invented a hair straightening solution, woman's hat fastener, an automobile clutch, a "breathing device" which became the gas mask used in WW I, and the traffic light

John Morgan -- b.6/10/1735 d.10/15/1789 (54)
Physician

Thomas Hunt Morgan -- b.9/25/1866 d.12/4/1945 (79)
Scientist, Biologist, Geneticist
Misc: Nobel 1933

Desmond Morris -- b.1/24/1928
Painter, Writer, Zoologist, English
Book Titles: The Naked Ape, Body Language
Movie Titles: The Human Race, The Human Animal

Jedediah Morse -- b.8/23/1761 d.6/9/1826 (64)
Geographer, Clergyman

Marston Morse -- b.3/24/1892 d.6/22/1977 (85)
Mathematician

Philip Morse -- b.8/6/1903 d.9/5/1985 (82)
Physicist

Samuel Finley Breese Morse -- b.4/27/1791 d.4/2/1872 (80)
Painter, Inventor
Names/Places: b. in Charlestown, PA
Misc: Morse code, the electric telegraph

Julius Sterling Morton -- b.4/22/1832 d.4/27/1902 (70)
Scientist, Agriculturalist, Editor
Misc: founded Arbor Day; Newspaper editor

Samuel Morton -- b.1/26/1799 d.5/15/1851 (52)
Scientist, Physician

William T. G. Morton -- b.8/9/1819 d.7/15/1868 (48)
Dentist, Surgeon
Names/Places: MN:Thomas Green
Misc: The first to use ether (letheon) during an operation 10-16-1846

Carl Mosander -- b.9/10/1797 d.10/15/1858 (61)
Chemist, Mineralologist, Swedish
Misc: his work revealed the existence of numerous rare-earth elements with closely similar chemical properties.

Henry Moseley -- b.11/23/1887 d.8/10/1915 (27)
Physicist, English

Edvard Moser -- b.4/27/1962 N.S.
Psychologist, Neuroscientist, Norweigan
Misc: won a Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering the brain's GPS-like system

May-Britt Moser -- b.1/4/1963 N.S.
Psychologist, Neuroscientist, Norweigan
Misc: won a Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering the brain's GPS-like system

John Moss -- b.1/5/1838 d.4/8/1892 (54)
Artist, Inventor
Misc: credited with developing the first practicable photo-engraving process in 1863.

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Rudolph Mossbauer -- b.1/31/1929 d.9/14/2011 (82)
Physicist, German

Sir Nevill Mott -- b.9/30/1905 d.8/8/1996 (90)
Physicist, English

Benjamin Mottelson -- b.7/9/1926
Physicist, Danish (Denmark)

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd -- b.12/20/1833 d.1/10/1883 (49)
Doctor, Physician
Misc: gave medical assistance to John Wilkes Booth and was convicted because of that; dammit, he's a doctor, not a crook!

Erwin Mueller -- b.6/13/1911 d.5/17/1977 (65)
Scientist, Inventor
Misc: the field ion microscope to see atoms

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