1813 – Born on the 19th of January in Hertfordshire, England. English inventor, engineer and metallurgist.
1848 – Bessemer patented a method for making a continuous ribbon of sheet glass but it was not successful.
1855-1856 – Developed the first process for manufacturing steel inexpensively, leading to the development of the Bessemer converter.
– In response to the need for guns in the Crimean War, he took out a series of patents covering an economical process in which molten pig-iron can be turned directly into steel by blowing air through it in a tilting converter (the Bessemer process).
1857 – Obtained a patent for the casting of metal between contra rotating rollers.
1859 – He established a steelworks at Sheffield, specializing in guns and, later, steel rails.
1879 – The Royal Society admitted him as a fellow and the government honored him with a knighthood.
1898 – Bessemer died on 15th of March in Denmark Hill, London.
– Invented machine for making fine brass powder, which was used as a ‘gold’ paint.