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James Watt
James Watt was a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer and chemist who improved Thomas Newcomen's Newcomen 1712 steam engine with his Watt steam engine in 1776, this was the basis for the changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution in England and beyond of the world. While working as a musical instrument at the University of Glasgow, Watt became interested in steam engine technology. He realized that contemporary engine designs wereted a lot of energy by continually cooling and heating the cylinders. Watt introduced a design improvement, a separate condenser, which avoids this waste of energy and greatly improves the capacity, efficiency and economy of the steam engine. Ultimately, he tuned his motor to induce rotational movement, dramatically extending its use beyond pumping water. Watt tried to commercialize his invention, but suffered great financial difficulty until he joined forces with Matthew Boulton in 1775 .
BornJanuary 19, 1736, Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, Great Britain
DiedAugust 25, 1819, Handsworth, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Resting placeSt. Mary's Church, Handsworth
Fieldsmechanical engineering
InstitutionsUniversity of Glasgow, Boulton and Watt
Known forWatt steam engine, Separate condenser, Parallel motion, Sun and planet gear (with William Murdoch), Centrifugal governor, Indicator diagram (with John Southern)
InfluencesThomas Newcomen, Joseph Black, Adam Smith, John Robison (physicist), John Roebuck, James Keir
SpouseMargaret Miller (m. 1764–1773 her death), Anne McGrigor (m.1776–1819 his death)
ChildrenMargaret (1767–1796), James (1769–1848), Gregory (1777–1804), Janet (Jessy, 1779–1794)

About James Watt

James Watt
James Watt

Inventor James Watt was born in Greenock, Scotland on January 19, 1736. He dies at the age of 83, on August 25, 1819.

Scientist and entrepreneur who popularized the first steam engines, which had a significant impact on the Industrial Revolution's trajectory. He also coined the term horsepower as a unit of power measurement, and the SI unit of power is named after him.

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James Watt before becoming famous

James Watt was born in the Zodiac sign Capricorn (The Sea-Goat), and 1736 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Dragon (龍).

He began his career as an apprentice to a maker of mathematical instruments, but he quickly outgrew his mentor in terms of expertise.

Achievement of James Watt

Because he didn't have enough money to create his steam engines himself, he teamed up with John Roebuck, giving him two-thirds of the patent.

James Watt's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

James Watt
James Watt

His father was a well-known mathematician and the treasurer of the town. James was married to his second wife, Ann MacGregor, from 1777 to 1819 and he had a total of four children named Gregory, Margaret, Janet and James Jr.

James Watt Collabed with

Novelist Aldous Huxley, a British philosopher, claimed that in developing the steam engine, he also invented time as we know it today.

James Watt Income & Net worth

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