Robert Fulton Biography

Robert Fulton was a colonial American engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat. In 1800, he was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to design the "Nautilus", which was the first practical submarine in history. He is also credited with inventing some of the world's earliest naval torpedoes for use by the British Royal Navy.

Fulton became interested in steam engines and using them on steamboats in 1777 when he was around age 12 and visited state delegate William Henry of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who himself had earlier learned about inventor James Watt, and his Watt steam engine on a visit to England. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Robert Fulton
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Inventor, Engineer
Date of Birth:
November 14, 1765
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
February 24, 1815
Age at Death:
49
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