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Robert Fulton

Robert Fulton (1765 - February 24, 1815) was an engineer and inventor born on November 14, 1765 in Lancaster County[?], Pennsylvania.

In 1807, he developed the first commercially successful steamboat. The name of Fulton's first steamboat is often given as the Clermont. In fact, he never called it by that name, generally referring to it simply as the North River Steamboat, but the name often appears in the literature

Fulton patented his design for a steamboat on February 11, 1809.

Robert Fulton is buried in Old Trinity Churchyard, New York City.

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