Born on 23rd of December 1732
Died in Cromford, Derbyshire
Born 1732 Preston, Lancs. Died 1792 Cromford, Derbyshire - Industrialist & inventor of mechanical spinning
An entrepreneur credited with inventing the spinning frame in 1769. He built the world’s first water-powered cotton mill in 1771 at Cromford, Derbyshire (now Derwent Valley Mills), which was notably one of the catalysts for the industrial revolution. He was knighted in 1786.
Buried in the church he had built.
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