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Thomas Savery

1650 - 1715

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Thomas Savery (; c. 1650 – 15 May 1715) was an English inventor and engineer. He invented the first commercially used steam-powered device, a steam pump which is often referred to as the "Savery engine". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Savery has received more than 393,357 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas Savery is the 73rd most popular inventor (down from 70th in 2019), the 567th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 485th in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Inventor.

Thomas Savery is most famous for inventing the first commercially successful steam engine.

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Among inventors, Thomas Savery ranks 73 out of 354Before him are Étienne Lenoir, Les Paul, George Eastman, Jacques de Vaucanson, Oleg Antonov, and Jacques Piccard. After him are Richard Arkwright, Kōnosuke Matsushita, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, James Hargreaves, André-Jacques Garnerin, and Claude Chappe.

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Among people born in 1650, Thomas Savery ranks 3Before him are William III of England and John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. After him are Ahmad Khani, Jean Bart, Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, Vincenzo Coronelli, Frederick Casimir Kettler, Princess Wilhelmine Ernestine of Denmark, Joachim Neander, Nell Gwyn, and Robert de Visée. Among people deceased in 1715, Thomas Savery ranks 6Before him are Louis XIV of France, Nicolas Malebranche, Gülnuş Sultan, François Fénelon, and Dom Pérignon. After him are Marie Mancini, William Dampier, Antoine Galland, Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Pu Songling.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Savery ranks 567 out of 7,765Before him are James Clark Ross (1800), Bob Hoskins (1942), Jean Simmons (1929), James Dewar (1842), Eric Burdon (1941), and James II of Scotland (1430). After him are Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850), Frederick Forsyth (1938), Peter Gabriel (1950), Richard Arkwright (1732), Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (1930), and Tom Jones (1940).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, Thomas Savery ranks 12Before him are Thomas Newcomen (1663), Richard Trevithick (1771), John Herschel (1792), John Boyd Dunlop (1840), Frank Whittle (1907), and Henry Fox Talbot (1800). After him are Richard Arkwright (1732), James Hargreaves (1720), Henry Bessemer (1813), John Harrison (1693), Edmund Cartwright (1743), and W. O. Bentley (1888).