Richard Trevithick

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Birthday
13, 1771
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 22, 1833 (62)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
13, 1771
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 22, 1833 (62)

About

British inventor and entrepreneur who was an early pioneer of steam-powered railroad transportation.

Before Fame

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.

Trivia

He helped develop the first high-pressure steam engine.

Family Life

He had six children with his wife Jane Harvey.

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He made his money through innovations to the steam engine, much like James Watt.