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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 41,730 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). John Kay is the 120th most popular inventor (up from 134th in 2019), the 989th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,134th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular British Inventor.

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Among inventors, John Kay ranks 120 out of 354Before him are Johann Philipp Reis, Theobald Boehm, Elias Howe, Alfred Krupp, Clément Ader, and Clive Sinclair. After him are Richard Jordan Gatling, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, Zénobe Gramme, Lee de Forest, Josef Ressel, and Gideon Sundback.

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Among people born in 1704, John Kay ranks 4Before him are Gabriel Cramer, Maurice Quentin de La Tour, and Tahmasp II. After him are Carl Heinrich Graun, Hans Hermann von Katte, Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont, Countess Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken, Johann Andreas Segner, Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, Margravine Johanna of Baden-Baden, and Carlos Seixas. Among people deceased in 1779, John Kay ranks 7Before him are James Cook, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Anton Raphael Mengs, Emperor Go-Momozono, Thomas Chippendale, and Karim Khan Zand. After him are Casimir Pulaski, David Garrick, Tommaso Traetta, William Boyce, Louis de Jaucourt, and Pehr Kalm.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Kay ranks 989 out of 7,765Before him are Max Mosley (1940), Roger Scruton (1944), Julia Gillard (1961), Michael York (1942), William Hyde Wollaston (1766), and Edmund Leighton (1852). After him are John E. Walker (1941), Prince Michael of Kent (1942), Ray Milland (1907), James Mason (1909), Sebastian Shaw (1905), and Alasdair MacIntyre (1929).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, John Kay ranks 22Before him are John Harrison (1693), Edmund Cartwright (1743), W. O. Bentley (1888), William Webb Ellis (1806), Samuel Crompton (1753), and Clive Sinclair (1940). After him are Robert Stirling (1790), Jethro Tull (1674), Charles Algernon Parsons (1854), David Edward Hughes (1831), Hubert Cecil Booth (1871), and Matthew Boulton (1728).