Sir Tim Berners Lee is the inventor of the World Wide Web.
They included both William Davenant, a godson of Shakespeare and Sir John Suckling, the inventor of the card game cribbage.
Here, I thought for years my father had been a cook, but apparently he was an inventor.
c.1500, "a discoverer," from Latin inventor (fem. inventrix) "contriver, author, discoverer," agent noun from past participle stem of invenire (see invention). Meaning "one who contrives or produces a new thing or process" is from 1550s.