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 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 247,699 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Edmund Cartwright is the 99th most popular inventor (down from 77th in 2019), the 764th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 571st in 2019) and the 17th most popular Inventor.

Cartwright is most famous for inventing the power loom.

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Among inventors, Edmund Cartwright ranks 99 out of 354Before him are Elisha Otis, Leo Fender, Johann Maria Farina, Wolfgang von Kempelen, Bob Kahn, and Charles-Émile Reynaud. After him are Léon Theremin, Henri Coandă, Robert Noyce, Taiichi Ohno, W. O. Bentley, and Jacque Fresco.

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Among people born in 1743, Edmund Cartwright ranks 13Before him are Marquis de Condorcet, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Toussaint Louverture, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, and Carl Peter Thunberg. After him are Nicolai Abildgaard, René Just Haüy, William I, Elector of Hesse, Gavrila Derzhavin, Joseph Banks, and Louis Claude de Saint-Martin. Among people deceased in 1823, Edmund Cartwright ranks 12Before him are Jacques Charles, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Ann Radcliffe, André-Jacques Garnerin, Charles François Dumouriez, and Abraham-Louis Breguet. After him are Rafael del Riego, Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Princess Amélie Louise of Arenberg, Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski, and Markos Botsaris.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edmund Cartwright ranks 764 out of 7,765Before him are Amy Winehouse (1983), John Fowles (1926), David Coverdale (1951), Ronald Fisher (1890), Philip Sclater (1829), and Mungo Park (1771). After him are Tim Roth (1961), John Ambrose Fleming (1849), Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861), Kenny Dalglish (1951), Charles Spurgeon (1834), and Bryan Ferry (1945).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, Edmund Cartwright ranks 17Before him are Henry Fox Talbot (1800), Thomas Savery (1650), Richard Arkwright (1732), James Hargreaves (1720), Henry Bessemer (1813), and John Harrison (1693). After him are W. O. Bentley (1888), William Webb Ellis (1806), Samuel Crompton (1753), Clive Sinclair (1940), John Kay (1704), and Robert Stirling (1790).