Robert Stephenson

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Birthday
16, 1803
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 12, 1859 (55)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
16, 1803
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 12, 1859 (55)

About

Railway pioneer who is widely considered one of the most important engineers of the nineteenth century. He was President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institution of Civil Engineers.

Before Fame

He attended Edinburgh University and worked as a mining engineer in Colombia for three years.

Trivia

He designed Montreal's Victoria Bridge, which became the longest bridge in the world.

Family Life

His father is George Stephenson, who built the first public railway for steam engines.

Associated With

He and Isambard Kingdom Brunel are both famous railway engineers.