George Stephenson

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George Stephenson

Engineer and Inventor
Born 9 June 1781(1781-06-09)
Wylam, Northumberland, England
Died 12 August 1848 (age 67)
Tapton House, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
Cause of death Pleurisy
George Stephenson

George Stephenson (9 June 1781 - 12 August 1848) was an English civil engineer and mechanical engineer. He built the first public railway line in the world to use steam locomotives. He is known as the "Father of Railways". George was born in Wylam, which is in Northumberland.