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James Watt

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James Watt
Portrait of James Watt (1736-1819)
by Carl Frederik von Breda
Ìbí(1736-01-19)19 Oṣù Kínní 1736
Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Aláìsí25 August 1819(1819-08-25) (ọmọ ọdún 83)[1]
Handsworth, Birmingham, England
IbùgbéGlasgow then Handsworth, Great Britain
Ará ìlẹ̀Kingdom of Great Britain
Ọmọ orílẹ̀-èdèScottish
PápáInventor and Mechanical Engineer
Ilé-ẹ̀kọ́University of Glasgow
Boulton and Watt
Ó gbajúmọ̀ fúnImproving the steam engine
Religious stanceChurch of Scotland[2]

James Watt, FRS, FRSE (19 January 1736 – 25 August 1819)[1] je omo Skotlandi adasile ati onimo iseero elero.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Although a number of otherwise reputable sources give his date of death as 19 August 1819, all contemporary accounts report him dying on 25 August and being buried on 2 September. The date 19 August originates from the biography The Life of James Watt (1858, p. 521) by James Patrick Muirhead. It draws its (supposed) legitimation from the fact that Muirhead was a nephew of Watt and therefore should have been a particularly well-informed informant. In the Muirhead papers, however, the 25 August date is mentioned elsewhere. The latter date is also given in contemporary newspaper reports (for example, page 3 of The Times of 28 August) as well as by an abstract of and codicil to Watt's last will. (In the pertinent burial register of St. Mary’s Church (Birmingham-Handsworth) Watt's date of death is not mentioned.)
  2. Carnegie, Andrew. James Watt. The Minerva Group, Inc.. pp. 215. ISBN 0898755786, 9780898755787. http://www.jameswatt.info/andrew-carnegie/9-watt-in-old-age.html.