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William Murdoch
Birth: Aug. 21, 1754
Cumnock
East Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: Nov. 15, 1839
Handsworth
West Midlands, England

Inventor. He was the first to make extensive use of coal gas for illumination and a pioneer in the development of steam-power. In 1777, he entered the engineering firm of Matthew Boulton and James Watt, whose experiment on the distillation of coal and wood first brought gas lighting to a pratical stage, illuminating their factory with it in 1803. He advanced engineering by giant steps with his ability, being presented with the Rumford Medal by the Royal Society. (bio by: s.canning) 
 
Burial:
St Mary Churchyard
Handsworth
Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham
West Midlands, England
 
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Originally Created by: s.canning
Record added: Jan 11, 2006
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