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James Watt
Birth: Jan. 19, 1736
Greenock 
Inverclyde, Scotland
Death: Aug. 19, 1819
Handsworth
Staffordshire, England

Inventor. He will be remembered as the inventor, improver of the steam-engine. This resulted from his improvements to Thomas Newcomen's steam-engine by inventing a separate condenser. He perfected a rotary engine and defined one horse power as the rate at which work is done when 33,0001bs are raised one foot in one minute. The electrical unit of power, the "watt", was named after him. Besides being an inventor and mechanical engineer, he was also a civil engineer and made various surveys of canal routes. (bio by: s.canning) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Millar Watt (1736 - 1773)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Watt Millar (1767 - 1796)*
 
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Burial:
St Mary Churchyard
Handsworth
Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham
West Midlands, England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: s.canning
Record added: Jan 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12953698
James Watt
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James Watt
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