Jethro Tull

Inventor

1674 – 1741

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Who was Jethro Tull?

Jethro Tull was an English agricultural pioneer from Berkshire who helped bring about the British Agricultural Revolution. He perfected a horse-drawn seed drill in 1701 that economically sowed the seeds in neat rows, and later a horse-drawn hoe. Tull's methods were adopted by many large landowners, and they helped form the basis of modern agriculture.

The progressive rock band Jethro Tull was named after him.

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Born
Mar 30, 1674
Basildon
Also known as
  • Τζέθρο Τουλ
Parents
Spouses
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • St John's College, Oxford
    (1691/07/07 - )
  • City Law School
    (1693/12/11 - )
  • University of Oxford
Lived in
  • Basildon
  • Prosperous Farm, Hungerford
    (1709 - 1711)
Died
Feb 21, 1741
Hungerford
Resting place
St Bartholomew's Church, Lower Basildon

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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