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Engineer and Inventor
|Born||9 June 1781
Wylam, Northumberland, England
|Died||12 August 1848 (age 67)
Tapton House, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
|Cause of death||Pleurisy|
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".