Richard Lovell Edgeworth

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Birthday
31, 1744
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 13, 1817 (73)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
31, 1744
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 13, 1817 (73)

About

Irish inventor who predicted some of modern-day's machines and made a machine to measure the size of a plot of land. He was a founder-member of the Royal Irish Academy.

Before Fame

He studied at Trinity College, Dublin.

Trivia

He came up with the idea of the caterpillar track, calling it 'a cart that carries its own road.'

Family Life

His grandson Francis Ysidro Edgeworth continued the family tradition of expanding science.

Associated With

Rowland Hill is another well known British inventor - he came up with the self-adhesive postage stamp.

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