Inventor James Watt

James Watt

Living place: Greenock

Birthday: 19-1-1736

Global rank: #19735

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Who is Inventor James Watt?
Scientist and businessman who popularized the first steam engine, which had an integral effect on the industrial revolution process. He also developed the term horsepower as a measure of electricity and the SI unit of electricity is named after him for that.
Because he couldn't afford to build his grandfather's steam engine, he teamed up with John Roebuck, who holds two-thirds of the patents.

Young / Before famous

He was an apprentice for a mathematical instrument maker but quickly outgrew his knowledge.

Family life info

His father was a famous mathematician and served as the town treasurer. James was married to his second wife, Ann MacGregor, from 1777 to 1819 and he had a total of four children named Gregory, Margaret, Janet and James Jr.

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Who is Boy (girl) friend/ wife (husband)/ darling Inventor James Watt?
The English philosopher Aldous Huxley wrote that in inventing the steam engine he also invented time as we think of it today.

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When was Inventor James Watt born?
James Watt was born in 19-1-1736, death year is , at the age of 287.
Where is Inventor James Watt's birth place, what is Zodiac/Chinese Zodiac?
James Watt was born in Greenock, of Scotland. is a Inventor, whose Zodiac is Capricorn, and who Chinese Zodiac is The Cat. James Watt's global rank is 19735 and whose rank is 8 in list of famous Inventor.
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Events in 1736 and 19-1

Birthday James Watt (19-1) in history

  • Day 19-1 year 1915: The electric neon sign was patented in the United States by George Claude of Paris, France.
  • Day 19-1 year 1953: Lucy Ricardo gave birth to baby Ricky on I Love Lucy. More people tuned in to watch the show than the inauguration of President Eisenhower.
  • Day 19-1 year 1955: President Eisenhower okayed the first filming of a news conference for television.
  • Day 19-1 year 1966: Indira Gandhi was elected prime minister of India.
  • Day 19-1 year 1981: The United States and Iran signed an agreement paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months.
  • Day 19-1 year 1997: Yasser Arafat returned to Hebron for the first time in 30 years, as Israel hands over control of the West Bank city to Palestinians.
  • Day 19-1 year 2001: President Clinton admitted he made false statements under oath about Monica Lewinsky.
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