Edmund Cartwright

Inventor

1743 – 1823

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Who was Edmund Cartwright?

Edmund Cartwright was an English inventor. He graduated from Oxford University very early and went on to invent the power loom. Married to local Elizabeth McMac at 19, he was the brother of Major John Cartwright, a political reformer and radical, and George Cartwright, explorer of Labrador.

Cartwright was taught at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield, and University College, Oxford, and became a clergyman of the Church of England. Cartwright began his career as a clergyman, becoming, in 1779, rector of Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire. In 1783, he was elected a prebendary in the Lincoln cathedral.

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Born
Apr 24, 1743
Nottinghamshire
Also known as
  • Картрайт, Эдмунд
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Nationality
  • England
Education
  • University College, Oxford
Died
Oct 30, 1823
Hastings

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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