Born: Jul 31, 1803 AD
Died: 1889 AD, at 85 years of age.
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.
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