Person:Robert Fulton (18)

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Robert "Steamboat" Fulton
d.24 Feb 1815
m. ABT 1759
  1. Isabella FultonABT 1760 -
  2. Robert "Steamboat" Fulton1765 - 1815
  3. Elizabeth "Peggy" FultonABT 1767 -
  4. Mary "Polly" FultonABT 1768 -
  5. Abraham Smith Fulton1770 -
  1. Robert Barlow Fulton1808 - 1841
  2. Julia Fulon1810 -
  3. Cornelia Livingston Fulton1812 -
  4. Mary Livingston Fulton1813 -
Facts and Events
Name Robert "Steamboat" Fulton
Gender Male
Birth? 14 NOV 1765 Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Death[1] 24 Feb 1815


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Robert Fulton (November 14, 1765 – February 24, 1815) was an American engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat. In 1800, he was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to design the Nautilus, which was the first practical submarine in history. He is also credited with inventing some of the world's earliest naval torpedoes for use by the British Navy.

Fulton became interested in steamboats in 1777 when he visited William Henry of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who had earlier learned about James Watt's steam engine on a visit to England.

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References
  1. McCabe, James D. (James Dabney). Great fortunes. (New York, New York: [s.n.], 1870).