Full Name: Samuel Colt
Why Famous: He founded Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company and created the mass production of the revolver most notably the .45-calibre Peacemaker model.
Born: July 19, 1814
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Died: January 10, 1862 (aged 47)
Cause of Death: Gout
- 1856-06-05 Industrialist Samuel Colt (41) weds philanthropist Elizabeth Hart Jarvis (29)
Historical Events in the Life of Samuel Colt
- 1836-02-25 Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm
- 1836-03-05 Samuel Colt manufactures 1st pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model
- 1847-01-04 Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.