Henry Shrapnel

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Birthday
3, 1761
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 13, 1842 (80)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
3, 1761
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 13, 1842 (80)

About

Inventor of the long-range artillery projectile whose name became synonymous with shells that explode into many fragments.

Before Fame

He worked as an officer in the Royal Artillery, which gave him the opportunity to develop his invention.

Trivia

His artillery shell was very lethal and was packed with many small projectiles designed to pierce the flesh.

Family Life

His son Henry Needham Scrope Shrapnel served in Quebec, British-controlled Canada, in the 1860s.

Associated With

His shrapnel rounds' damage was witnessed firsthand by the writer Francis Mason when he served in the artillery corps in the French army.