Robert Fulton

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Robert Fulton
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Portrait of Fulton
Born
Robert Fulton

(1765-11-14)November 14, 1765
DiedFebruary 24, 1815(1815-02-24) (aged 49)
Resting placeTrinity Church Cemetery
NationalityAmerican
OccupationEngineer, inventor, businessman
Years active1793–1815
Known forSteamboat, Nautilus (1800 submarine)
Spouse(s)
Harriet Livingston
(m. 1808; his death 1815)

Robert Fulton (November 14, 1765 – February 25, 1815) was an American engineer and inventor who invented the steamboat. Fulton county (county in the state of Georgia) was named after him.