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About James Watt
He was a Scottish engineer, inventor and chemist, who is noted to have refined the 1712 atmospheric engine of English inventor, Thomas Newcomen which was popularly known as "Newcomen steam engine".
James Watt’s interest for steam engine technologies was birthed while he was working at the University of Glasgow as an instrument maker.
He is credited for having evolved the notion of the SI unit of power, horsepower, and watt, which was apparently named after him.
Some of his influences include; Adam Smith, Joseph Black, Thomas Newcomen, John Roebuck, James Keir, and more.
His father was James Watt, who was a ship-owner. His mother was Agnes Muirhead. He is noted to have a brother named John Watt. He was married to Margaret Miller between 1764, who soon died in 1773.
He got married to Anne McGrigor in 1776, and they both stayed married until his death in 1819. His children include; James, Margaret, Janet, and Gregory Watt.
He was installed into the "Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame" in 2011.
He was selected as a member of the "Batavian Society for Experimental Philosophy" in 1787.
He was an atheist.
His first wife, Margaret Miller was his cousin.
He received a honorary doctorate degree from University of Glasgow in 1806.
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F.A.Q. about James Watt
When is his birthday?
James Watt's birthday is on January 19, 1736.
In how many days is his birthday?
James' birthday is in 349 days
How old was James when he died?
He was 83 years old.
When did he die?
He died in August 25, 1819.
How old would he be today?
James Watt would be 287 years old if he was alive today.
Where was James from?
He was born in Greenock, Scotland.