1803 – Born on the 31st of July in Långban, Varmland, Sweden.
1820 – He joined the Swedish Army in Jamtland, Sweden.
1826 – He moved to England.
1829 – He built the steam engine "Novelty" with John Braithwaite.
1839 – He moved to New York, United States.
1852 – He proceeded to invent the "hot air engine" which used hot air instead of steam as a propellant.
1854 – He presented Napoleon III of France with drawings of iron-clad armored battle ships.
1862 – He was awarded the Rumford Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
1889 – He died on the 8th of March.