John Ericsson

Inventor

1803 – 1889

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Who was John Ericsson?

John Ericsson was a Swedish-American inventor and mechanical engineer, as was his brother Nils Ericson. He was born at Långbanshyttan in Värmland, Sweden, but primarily came to be active in England and the United States. He is remembered best for designing the steam locomotive Novelty and the ironclad ship USS Monitor.

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Born
Jul 31, 1803
Långbanshyttan
Parents
Siblings
Religion
  • Lutheranism
Ethnicity
  • Swedish American
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Sweden
Profession
Lived in
  • Värmland
Died
Mar 8, 1889
New York
Resting place
New York City Marble Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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