Robert Fulton, Jr. (1765 - 1815) MP

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Birthplace: Little Britain (presently Quarryville), Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Died in New York City, New York, United States
Occupation: Artist and Shipbuilder, Inventor, Engineer
Managed by: Carol H. Clark
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About Robert Fulton, Jr.

Robert Fulton November 14, 1765 – February 24, 1815

Parents: Robert Fulton and Mary Smith

Wife Harriet Livingston

Children: Birth order unknown

  • Cornelia
  • Robert 1808-1841
  • Mary
  • Julia

Robert Fulton was an 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.

Fulton became interested in steamboats in 1777 when he visited William Henry of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who had earlier learned about James Watt's steam engine on a visit to England. Robert Fulton died from exposure in 1815.

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Robert Fulton, Jr.'s Timeline

1765
November 14, 1765
Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
1808
October 16, 1808
Age 42
1815
February 24, 1815
Age 49
New York City, New York, United States
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