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19th January 1736

James Watt

British engineer (1736–1819)

James Watt was a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist who improved on Thomas Newcomen's 1712 Newcomen steam engine with his Watt steam engine in 1776, which was fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world.

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  • James Watt
  • Lived from
    1736 - 1819 (Died age 83)
  • Birthday:
    19th January 1736
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Star Sign:
    Capricorn
  • Place of Birth:
    Greenock
  • Country:
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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