Richard Arkwright

Industrialist and Inventor Richard Arkwright Full Name: Richard Arkwright


Profession: Industrialist and Inventor
Why Famous: Arkwright was one of the pioneers of the Industrial Revolution, he is credited with invented the spinning frame, which meant that thread could be spun in a mechanized, industrial fashion.

His organizational skills meant Arkwright essentially created the modern factory system.

Born: December 23, 1732
Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, England
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: August 3, 1792 (aged 59)