John Kay

1704 - 1779

John Kay

John Kay (17 June 1704 – c. 1779) was an English inventor whose most important creation was the flying shuttle, which was a key contribution to the Industrial Revolution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Kay has received more than 29,379 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 141st most popular inventor.

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  • 4.84

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Among inventors, John Kay ranks 141 out of 323Before him are André Michelin, Sequoyah, Josiah Warren, Edwin Howard Armstrong, David Edward Hughes, and John Ericsson. After him are Georg Luger, Johann Nepomuk Maelzel, Richard Jordan Gatling, Georges Hébert, Robert Adler, and Gunther von Hagens.

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Among people born in 1704, John Kay ranks 5Before him are Gabriel Cramer, Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Tahmasp II, and Carl Heinrich Graun. After him are Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont, Carlos Seixas, Louis de Jaucourt, Charles Pinot Duclos, John Byng, Karl August, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and Margravine Johanna of Baden-Baden. Among people deceased in 1779, John Kay ranks 8Before him are Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Anton Raphael Mengs, Emperor Go-Momozono, Thomas Chippendale, Karim Khan Zand, and Casimir Pulaski. After him are David Garrick, William Boyce, Tommaso Traetta, Louis de Jaucourt, Claude Bourgelat, and Mohammad Ali Khan Zand.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Kay ranks 1,119 out of 5,347Before him are Lord Randolph Churchill (1849), Guy Ritchie (1968), Penda of Mercia (606), Angus Deaton (1945), Dave Evans (1953), and Lewis Hamilton (1985). After him are Frank Lampard (1978), John Gay (1685), J. Michael Kosterlitz (1943), John Charles (1931), Pete Postlethwaite (1946), and John Adams (1767).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, John Kay ranks 24Before him are James Hargreaves (1720), Robert Stirling (1790), W. O. Bentley (1888), Charles Algernon Parsons (1854), Samuel Crompton (1753), and David Edward Hughes (1831). After him are Robert Watson-Watt (1892), Jethro Tull (1674), Matthew Boulton (1728), John Kemp Starley (1854), Sandford Fleming (1827), and Oliver Lodge (1851).