Thomas Newcomen

1663 - 1729

Thomas Newcomen

Thomas Newcomen (; February 1664 – 5 August 1729) was an English inventor who created the atmospheric engine, the first practical fuel-burning engine in 1712. He was an ironmonger by trade and a Baptist lay preacher by calling. He was born in Dartmouth, Devon, England, to a merchant family and baptised at St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Newcomen has received more than 392,116 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 24th most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Thomas Newcomen ranks 24 out of 323Before him are Karl Ferdinand Braun, Cai Lun, Werner von Siemens, Denis Papin, John Logie Baird, and Samuel Colt. After him are Antonio Meucci, Bartolomeo Cristofori, Nicolas Appert, Adolphe Sax, Robert Fulton, and Joseph Marie Jacquard.

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Among people born in 1663, Thomas Newcomen ranks 2Before him is Prince Eugene of Savoy. After him are Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany, Árni Magnússon, Guillaume Amontons, August Hermann Francke, Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, Tomaso Antonio Vitali, and Cotton Mather. Among people deceased in 1729, Thomas Newcomen ranks 1After him are John Law, Jacob Roggeveen, Jean Meslier, Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, Alexander Danilovich Menshikov, Johann David Heinichen, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, John William III, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach, Samuel Clarke, John Ernest IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and Count Palatine Joseph Charles of Sulzbach.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Newcomen ranks 160 out of 5,347Before him are John Wycliffe (1324), Edward Smith (1850), William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), Cat Stevens (1948), George Boole (1815), and Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846). After him are Victoria, Princess Royal (1840), Francis Crick (1916), Roald Dahl (1916), Mary Wollstonecraft (1759), Phil Collins (1951), and Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, Thomas Newcomen ranks 6Before him are James Watt (1736), Alexander Graham Bell (1847), Charles Babbage (1791), George Stephenson (1781), and John Logie Baird (1888). After him are Richard Trevithick (1771), John Herschel (1792), John Boyd Dunlop (1840), Henry Fox Talbot (1800), Henry Bessemer (1813), and Frank Whittle (1907).