Robert Fulton

Commercial Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton

Profession: Commercial Steamboat Inventor

United States of America

Biography: Best known for developing the first commercially successful steamboat and designed the first practical submarine in history called Nautilus.

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

Died: February 24, 1815 (aged 49)

Historical Events

  • 1803-08-09 Robert Fulton tests his steam paddle-boat on the River Seine, France, but it sinks
  • 1807-08-17 Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins first trip up Hudson River
  • 1807-09-04 Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat between New York and Albany
  • 1809-02-11 Robert Fulton patents steamboat

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