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Trevithick, Richard

Philip Payton

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Trevithick, Richard (1771–1833), engineer, was born near Carn Brea in the parish of Illogan, Cornwall, on 13 April 1771, the only son and youngest of the six children of Richard Trevithick (1735–1797) and Anne Teague (d. 1810). The elder Richard, a practical miner, worked in a number of the copper mines in the extensive ...

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Subjects: Engineering (General)

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