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Author Topic: The Saints of Steampunk (NOT a religious discussion)  (Read 16737 times)
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« Reply #75 on: March 22, 2012, 07:03:57 pm »

Considering this unspeakably unseasonal weather, Willis Haviland Carrier.
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« Reply #76 on: March 22, 2012, 09:10:09 pm »

... has anyone mentioned
I find it quite amazing how you name female after female saint of steampunk whereas most of the others don't look any further than the inevitable Queen Victoria and Ada Lovelace. As if, somehow, the "fact" that ladies ankles should not be seen in Victorian times is now broadened to ladies shouldn't be seen at all in steampunk.

I would think Mary Shelley can be thrown in too if Jules Verne is mentioned. I'm not fond of her writing, but most probably sciencefiction, and therefor steampunk, didn't happen as it happened when Frankenstein hadn't been written.

And probably Marie Curie, scientist.
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« Reply #77 on: March 23, 2012, 12:36:17 am »

Florence Nightingale, Our Lady With the Lamp.
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« Reply #78 on: August 05, 2015, 08:12:30 am »

I'd like to add The Kaiser Wilhelm II.
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« Reply #79 on: August 05, 2015, 08:22:49 am »

I'd like to add The Kaiser Wilhelm II.
Perhaps you might elaborate on that choice?
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« Reply #80 on: August 05, 2015, 08:38:56 am »

Holy resurrections, Batman! This was a 2012 thread! BTW part of the definition of a saint is that he/she must perform miracles after death...  Maybe this is a miracle (maybe not)  Grin

Let's pray to Our Lady of Conductivity

http://silvergrey.deviantart.com/art/Our-Lady-of-Conductivity-78372418
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« Reply #81 on: August 06, 2015, 07:19:36 am »

Kaiser Wilhelm II. Classic Moustache, Classic 19th century Uniform, Pith Helmet, Patron of Zeppelin use in Warfare.
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« Reply #82 on: August 13, 2015, 07:29:32 am »

The list, all names grabbed from this thread. Needs some cleanup; some first names missing, etc:

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1st woman to qualify as a doctor in Britain)
Mary Anning
Charles Babbage
Alexander Bain
Edward William Barton-Wright
Sarah Bernhardt
Edward Teach Blackbeard
Georgia Tiny' Broadwick
James Brooke (the Rajah of Sarawak)
Lumiere Brothers.
Beau Brummell
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Martha Jane Cannary Burke, better known as Calamity Jane
Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Richard Burton (aka: dirty dick')
Sadi Carnot
Willis Haviland Carrier
Lewis Carroll
Joseph Clement
William Frederick Buffalo Bill Cody
Wilkie Collins. (first detective novelist)
Colt
Our Lady of Conductivity
Peter Cooper
Dante Cortes The Count of Monte Cristo
David Crockett
Crowley
Marie Curie
Blanche d'Antigny
Edmond Dantes (a.k.a the Count of Monte Christo)
Fred Dibnah
Jimmy Doolittle.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Amelia Earhart
Hugo Eckener
Thomas Edison
Gustave Eiffel
Willem Einthoven
John Ericsson
Estarriol (invented the steam powered submarine)
Harry Paget Flashman
Benjamin Franklin.
Francis Galton
Charles Garnier
William Gibson
Henri Giffard
Cory Gross
Mata Hari
John Henry
James Butler Wild Bill Hickok
Doc Holiday
Herman Hollerith
Jack the Ripper
Krzysztof Janicz
Sundance Kid
Mary Kingsley
George Labram
Rene Lalique
Robert E. Lee
Sarah Legend
Charles Lindburgh
Joseph Lister
Ada Lovelace
Thaddeus Lowe
Wilfred Lunn
Joseph Marie
Henry Maudsley
James Clerk Maxwell
Honerable mention
Narcís Monturiol
William Morris
Phoebe Ann Mosey AKA Annie Oakley
Alphonso Mucha
James Nasmyth
Nemo
Florence Nightingale
Joshua Norton
Emperor Norton
Paisley
Allan Pinkerton
Edgar Allen Poe
William Poole (a.k.a Bill the Butcher)
Francis A. Pratt
Baron Manfred Von Richtofen
Bartholomew Roberts
Emily Warren Roebling
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
E.K. Root
Alberto Santos-Dumont
George Gilbert Scott:
Sellers
Shackleton
Richard Sharpe
Mary Shelley
Von Slatt
John Smeaton
George Stephenson
Stephvensons
Bruce Sterling
Al Swearengen
Nikola Tesla
Louis Comfort Tiffany
The Traveller
Richard Trevithick
Mark Twain
Jules Verne
Queen Victoria
Leonardo da Vinci
Barnes Neville Wallis
Barnes Wallis
Catherine Skittles Walters
Holmes & Watson
Walter Wellman
H.G. Wells
Dr. Herbert West
Eli Whitney
Sir Joseph Whitworth
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Charles Frederick Worth
Orville Wriaght
Wilber Wright
Griet Zelle
Count von Zeppelin

I need to get birth and death dates for all these people so that I can put together a timeline for possible team-ups.
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« Reply #83 on: August 13, 2015, 07:51:32 am »

King Ludwig II, last monarch of Bavaria. Prone to rather extreme flights of fancy, like running an airship line from the then recently finished Castle Neuschwanstein to the planned, but never finished Castle Falkenstein. Patron of fanciful arts and sciences.
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« Reply #84 on: August 13, 2015, 09:22:52 am »

1859-1941 for Kaiser Wilhelm II.
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« Reply #85 on: August 13, 2015, 05:12:34 pm »

If he's not already been mentioned, Richard Trevithick, who built the first purpose-built steam locomotive-powered coal hauling railway.

Not the first railway for hauling coal, that was done (according to Wikipedia) in the 1600s, and later used steam to replace the horses - but Trevithick was the first to use steam at the start of operations.
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« Reply #86 on: August 14, 2015, 04:09:04 am »

How about Joseph Smith? He was lead to an ancient book by a ghost, and translated the book using a couple of magic stones. He was a top nineteenth century occultist, and the Mormon church has recently released photos of his magic rock:



More information here:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd/2015/08/mormons-reveal-joseph-smiths-magic-rock/
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« Reply #87 on: August 14, 2015, 05:46:31 pm »

Roy Chapman Andrews?
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« Reply #88 on: August 18, 2015, 04:38:36 am »

How did Steinmetz get left of the list?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Proteus_Steinmetz

Genius electrical engineer who worked with Tesla. Suffered from dwarfism and a hunched back. Was a vocal socialist in his university days. Fled Germany due to a political crackdown. Took the name of a character from Greek myth. Became a great electrical engineer, wrote influential scholarly articles, contributed to modern theory, and helped electrify America. Served in local city government.
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« Reply #89 on: August 18, 2015, 05:33:21 pm »

Peter Paul Mauser, the Inventor of the Broomhandle pistol.
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« Reply #90 on: August 01, 2016, 04:24:45 am »

The list again. I have given each name a priority code (you might not agree with my rankings) and arranged the names by priority and alphabetical order. Fictional characters and "modern" people have been separated from historic figures. I added brief information about some of the lesser known names.

0 Charles Babbage
0 Edgar Rice Burroughs.
0 Lewis Carroll
0 Aleister Crowley
0 Marie Curie
0 Arthur Conan Doyle
0 Amelia Earhart
0 Thomas Edison
0 Benjamin Franklin.
0 Jack (the Ripper)
0 Joseph Marie Jacquard
0 Charles Lindburgh
0 Ada Lovelace
0 Edgar Allen Poe
0 Mary Shelley
0 Bruce Sterling
0 Nikola Tesla
0 Jules Verne
0 Queen Victoria
0 Leonardo da Vinci
0 H.G. Wells
0 Orville Wright
0 Wilber Wright
0 Count von Zeppelin
1 Edward William Barton-Wright (Creator of Bartitsu)
1 Lumiere Brothers.
1 Isambard Kingdom Brunel (Civil Engineer/Tunnel Builder)
1 Martha Jane Cannary Burke, (better known as Calamity Jane)
1 Willis Haviland Carrier (Invented Air Conditioning)
1 Joseph Clement (Difference Engine Builder)
1 William Frederick Buffalo Bill Cody
1 Peter Cooper (Built Tom Thumb Locomotive)
1 David Crockett
1 Hugo Eckener (Head of the Zeppelin Company)
1 Gustave Eiffel
1 John Ericsson (Engineer)
1 Narcis Monturiol I Estarriol (invented the steam powered submarine)
1 Henri Giffard (Inventor Powered Airship)
1 Mata Hari
1 John Henry
1 James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok
1 Doc Holiday
1 Robert E. Lee
1 Joseph Lister
1 Thaddeus Lowe (Aeronaut Civil War)
1 James Clerk Maxwell (Scientist Electromagnetic Radiation)
1 Narcís Monturiol (inventor of the first air-independent and combustion-engine-driven submarine.)
1 Phoebe Ann Mosey (AKA Annie Oakley)
1 Alphonse Mucha (Artist Art Nouveau Painter)
1 William Murdoch (Steam Engine Pioneer)
1 Florence Nightingale
1 Emperor Joshua Norton (Eccentric)
1 Allan Pinkerton
1 Baron Manfred Von Richtofen (The Red Baron)
1 Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (Discovered X-Rays)
1 Alberto Santos-Dumont (Aviation pioneer.)
1 Joseph Smith (Occultist and Mormon Founder)
1 Charles Proteus Steinmetz (Westinghouse Engineer)
1 Louis Comfort Tiffany (Artisian)
1 Richard Trevithick (Steam Engine Pioneer)
1 Mark Twain
1 Sir Barnes Neville Wallis (Airship Engineer)
1 Walter Wellman (Aeronaut Explorer)
1 Eli Whitney (Cotton Gin Etc.)
1 Kaiser Wilhelm II
1 Griet Zelle (Mata Hari)
2 Sarah Bernhardt
2 Georgia Tiny Broadwick (Aviatrix/Parashootist/1st Free Fall)
2 James Brooke (the Rajah of Sarawak)
2 Richard Francis Burton (Explorer)
2 Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot (Father of Thermodynmics)
2 Samuel Colt (Gun Maker)
2 Willem Einthoven (Inventor electrocardiogram)
2 Herman Hollerith (Inventor punched card tabulator)
2 Peter Paul Mauser (Gun Maker)
2 James Nasmyth (Inventor Steam hammer)
2 William (Bill the Butcher) Poole (Gangster, Politician)
2 Francis A. Pratt (Machine Tool Maker)
2 George Stephenson (Urban Railroad Pioneer)
2 Al Swearengen (Deadwood Pimp)
2 Richard Trevithick (Early Steal Railway Builder)
2 Sir Joseph Whitworth (Gun Maker)
3 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1st woman to qualify as a doctor in Britain)
3 Roy Chapman Andrews (Explorer)
3 Mary Anning (English fossil collector, dealer, and paleontologist)
3 Alexander Bain (Inventor of the Electric Clock)
3 Beau Brummell (English Dandy)
3 Wilkie Collins. (first detective novelist)
3 Blanche D'Antigny (Actress/Model Literary Inspiration)
3 Sir Francis Galton (Scholar/Theorist)
3 Charles Garnier (Architect)
3 Sundance Kid
3 Mary Kingsley (Explorer)
3 George Labram (DeBeers Engineer)
3 Rene Lalique (Glass Artist)
3 King Ludwing II (Airship Enthusiast)
3 Henry Maudsley (pioneering British psychiatrist)
3 William Morris (Artist British)
3 Emily Warren Roebling (Brookly Bridge first woman field engineer)
3 E.K. Root (Gun Maker)
3 George Gilbert Scott (Architect)
3 John Smeaton (Civil Engineer)
3 Catherine Skittles Walters (Victorian Courtesan)
3 Charles Frederick Worth (fashion designer )
? Sarah Legend
Early John Dee (1527 1608)
Early Bartholomew Roberts (Pirate)
Early Edward “Blackbeard” Teach (Pirate)
Fictional Edmond Dantes (a.k.a the Count of Monte Christo)
Fictional Harry Paget Flashman
Fictional Sherlock Holmes
Fictional Captain Nemo
Fictional Richard Sharpe
Fictional The Traveller
Fictional Dr. John Watson
Fictional Dr. Herbert West (Reanimator)
Late Jimmy Doolittle. (Aviator)
Modern Our Lady of Conductivity (Steampunk Model)
Modern Fred Dibnah (BBC Personality)
Modern William Gibson
Modern Cory Gross (A History of Steampunk, by Cory Gross)
Modern Krzysztof Janicz
Modern Wilfred Lunn (BBC Personality)
Modern Jake Von Slatt (Steampunk Artist)

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« Reply #91 on: August 01, 2016, 05:34:54 am »

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Fulton of steamboat fame.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Watt, developer of the first practical steam engine.
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« Reply #92 on: August 01, 2016, 05:36:54 am »

You have Narcís Monturiol i Estarriol down twice (once as just Narcís Monturiol.)
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« Reply #93 on: August 01, 2016, 08:30:21 am »

William Murdoch, fictional detective?
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« Reply #94 on: August 01, 2016, 08:47:11 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.

King Ludwig II, last monarch of Bavaria. Prone to rather extreme flights of fancy, like running an airship line from the then recently finished Castle Neuschwanstein to the planned, but never finished Castle Falkenstein. Patron of fanciful arts and sciences.

I'll second that nomination, as I'm reading the fabulous graphic novel Castle of the Stars, which features this monarch.

I remain yours,
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« Reply #95 on: August 01, 2016, 04:41:39 pm »

William Murdoch, fictional detective?

William Murdoch, Steam Engine Pioneer and gaslamp inventor. Also the name of the first officer on the Titanic.
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« Reply #96 on: August 02, 2016, 04:58:48 pm »

Might one nominate Rowland Emett (creator of Professor Potts ineffective inventions in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and Rube Goldberg (1883 - 1970). A well known cartoonist who drew over 5000 cartoons featuring overly complicated devices. He is the only person whose name is used as an adjective in the English dictionary.
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« Reply #97 on: August 11, 2016, 02:36:28 am »

I'm casting my vote for Joseph Leidy (1823-1891).  Calling him a "scientist" is an understatement, he was an anatomist, paleontologist, geologist, parasitologist, and forensic scientist.  Next time you gaze a dinosaur, cook your pork to a temperature of 160 degrees F., or catch an episode of "CSI", put in a word of thanks to JL, "The Last Man Who Knew Everything" (title of an excellent biography of Leidy).





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« Reply #98 on: August 19, 2016, 02:11:10 pm »

Sir Henry Bessemer
William Hope Hodgson?
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« Reply #99 on: August 20, 2016, 07:29:52 pm »

A few more:
Thomas Newcomen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Newcomen - Steam Engine Pioneer
James Watt https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Watt - Steam Engine Pioneer
John Harrison https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harrison - Master clockmaker and well deserved winner of the Longitude Prize
Joseph Paxton https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Paxton - Gardener/Architect/MP - Designer of the Crystal Palace
Tomas Telford https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Telford - Civil Engineer/prolific bridge builder - First President of the Institution of Civil Engineers



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