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Ericsson, John

Born: 1803 AD
Died: 1889 AD

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.