Edmund Cartwright

1743 - 1823

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Edmund Cartwright (24 April 1743 – 30 October 1823) was an English inventor. He graduated from Oxford University very early and went on to invent the power loom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edmund Cartwright has received more than 228,899 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Edmund Cartwright is the 77th most popular inventor (up from 100th in 2019), the 572nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 746th in 2019) and the 14th most popular British Inventor.

Cartwright is most famous for inventing the power loom.

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Among inventors, Edmund Cartwright ranks 77 out of 355Before him are Jacques de Vaucanson, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Wolfgang von Kempelen, Jacques Piccard, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, and Alois Senefelder. After him are Henry Bessemer, John Harrison, Alphonse Bertillon, Ray Tomlinson, Étienne-Jules Marey, and Percy Spencer.

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Among people born in 1743, Edmund Cartwright ranks 11Before him are Luigi Boccherini, Alessandro Cagliostro, Marquis de Condorcet, Toussaint Louverture, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, and Martin Heinrich Klaproth. After him are Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Carl Peter Thunberg, Nicolai Abildgaard, René Just Haüy, Gavrila Derzhavin, and William I, Elector of Hesse. Among people deceased in 1823, Edmund Cartwright ranks 7Before him are Edward Jenner, David Ricardo, Pope Pius VII, Louis-Nicolas Davout, Lazare Carnot, and Jacques Charles. After him are Ann Radcliffe, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Charles François Dumouriez, Abraham-Louis Breguet, André-Jacques Garnerin, and Rafael del Riego.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edmund Cartwright ranks 572 out of 6,924Before him are Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (1415), Douglas Adams (1952), Robbie Coltrane (1950), David Brewster (1781), Diana Rigg (1938), and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757). After him are William Stanley Jevons (1835), David Hockney (1937), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), George Martin (1926), Nick Mason (1944), and Muriel Spark (1918).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, Edmund Cartwright ranks 14Before him are Richard Trevithick (1771), John Boyd Dunlop (1840), Henry Fox Talbot (1800), Frank Whittle (1907), Richard Arkwright (1732), and Thomas Savery (1650). After him are Henry Bessemer (1813), John Harrison (1693), William Webb Ellis (1806), James Hargreaves (1720), Samuel Crompton (1753), and W. O. Bentley (1888).