Robert Fulton

Commercial Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton Full Name: Robert Fulton
Nationality: American

Profession: Commercial Steamboat Inventor
Why Famous: Best known for developing the first commercially successful steamboat and designed the first practical submarine in history called Nautilus.

Born: November 14, 1765
Star Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Little Britain, Pennsylvania, USA

Died: February 24, 1815 (aged 49)

Historical Events in the Life of Robert Fulton

  • 1803-08-09 Robert Fulton tests his steam paddle-boat on the River Seine, France
  • 1807-08-17 Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River
  • 1807-09-04 Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat
  • 1809-02-11 Robert Fulton patents steamboat

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