Robert Fulton

American engineer and inventor (1765–1815)

Robert Fulton (November 14, 1765 – February 25, 1815) was an American engineer and inventor who invented the steamboat. Fulton county (county in the state of Georgia) was named after him.

Robert Fulton
Portrait of Fulton
Robert Fulton

(1765-11-14)November 14, 1765
DiedFebruary 24, 1815(1815-02-24) (aged 49)
Resting placeTrinity Church Cemetery
Occupation(s)Engineer, inventor, businessman
Years active1793–1815
Known forSteamboat, Nautilus (1800 submarine)
Harriet Livingston
(m. 1808; his death 1815)