British inventor and entrepreneur who was an early pioneer of steam-powered railroad transportation.
He did not do well in school and was described as "a disobedient, slow, obstinate, spoiled boy, frequently absent and very inattentive" by a teacher.
He helped develop the first high-pressure steam engine.
He had six children with his wife Jane Harvey.
He made his money through innovations to the steam engine, much like James Watt.