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 William Huskisson

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William Huskisson

Birth
Death
15 Sep 1830 (aged 60)
Burial
Liverpool, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Memorial ID
20016076 View Source

British statesman, best known as the first person to die in a railroad accident. During his lifetime he held many protegoius pocessions, including a member of Parlament. He originally worked as a doctor, but when he went to Paris to work as a physican at the British Embassy, the French Revolution broke out and this event inspired him to take part in politics. He was crushed by "Stephenson's Rocket" the first modern railroad locomotive and passanger train, shortly after riding as a guest of honor on it.

British statesman, best known as the first person to die in a railroad accident. During his lifetime he held many protegoius pocessions, including a member of Parlament. He originally worked as a doctor, but when he went to Paris to work as a physican at the British Embassy, the French Revolution broke out and this event inspired him to take part in politics. He was crushed by "Stephenson's Rocket" the first modern railroad locomotive and passanger train, shortly after riding as a guest of honor on it.

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  • Created by: LongLiveRock
  • Added: 21 Jun 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 20016076
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20016076/william-huskisson: accessed ), memorial page for William Huskisson (11 Mar 1770–15 Sep 1830), Find a Grave Memorial ID 20016076, citing St James Garden Cemetery, Liverpool, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England; Maintained by LongLiveRock (contributor 46902106) .