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About Eli Whitney
Eli Whitney singlehandedly influenced the Industrial Revolution with his ingenuity. The American inventor rose to fame for his invention of the cotton gin. The machine became the game-changer in the harvesting of cotton. It led to increased productivity of cotton plantations. Whitney also made arms and secured contracts from the US government to supply to the Army.
He grew up as the eldest child of Elizabeth Fay and Eli Whitney Sr., a farmer. He married the daughter of Pierpont Edwards, Henrietta. Pierpont served as a judge for the United States District Court of Connecticut.
He has also been credited with the invention of the milling machine around 1818, although it has been disputed by other historians. He is also known to have advocated for the development of interchangeable machine parts.
He passed away on 8 January 1825 from prostate cancer.
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Famous quotes by Eli Whitney
I have always believed that I should have had no difficulty in causing my rights to be respected.Eli Whitney
I have now taken a serious task upon myself and I fear a greater one that is in the power of any man to perform in the given time-but it is too late to go back.Eli Whitney
Eli Whitney's Popularity
Eli Whitney was a famous American inventor, who was born on December 8, 1765. As a person born on this date, Eli Whitney is listed in our database as the 28th most popular celebrity for the day (December 8).
People born on December 8 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Eli Whitney is the 705th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Eli Whitney's birthday, Eli Whitney is the 5623rd most famous American.
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