John Kay

1704 - 1779

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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 38,330 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. John Kay is the 134th most popular inventor (up from 141st in 2019), the 1,134th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,118th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular British Inventor.

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Among inventors, John Kay ranks 134 out of 355Before him are John Ericsson, Mary Anderson, Richard Jordan Gatling, Heinrich Göbel, Josef Ressel, and Christopher Latham Sholes. After him are Viktor Schauberger, Jethro Tull, Johann Nepomuk Maelzel, Georg Luger, Fausto Veranzio, and Robert Adler.

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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 Hans Hermann von Katte, Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont, Johann Andreas Segner, Louis de Jaucourt, Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, Carlos Seixas, and Countess Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken. Among people deceased in 1779, John Kay ranks 9Before him are Anton Raphael Mengs, Thomas Chippendale, Emperor Go-Momozono, Karim Khan Zand, Casimir Pulaski, and William Boyce. After him are David Garrick, Tommaso Traetta, Louis de Jaucourt, Alessandro Albani, Pehr Kalm, and Claude Bourgelat.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Kay ranks 1,134 out of 6,924Before him are Reginald Johnston (1874), Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (1158), Andy Whitfield (1971), Roy Hodgson (1947), Johannes de Sacrobosco (1195), and Imelda Staunton (1956). After him are Matilda of Scotland (1080), Princess Muna al-Hussein (1941), Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset (1506), John Fisher (1469), PJ Harvey (1969), and George Porter (1920).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, John Kay ranks 22Before him are John Harrison (1693), William Webb Ellis (1806), James Hargreaves (1720), Samuel Crompton (1753), W. O. Bentley (1888), and Robert Stirling (1790). After him are Jethro Tull (1674), Charles Algernon Parsons (1854), David Edward Hughes (1831), Sandford Fleming (1827), Matthew Boulton (1728), and Hubert Cecil Booth (1871).