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Arkwright, Sir Richard (1732–1792), inventor of cotton-spinning machinery and cotton manufacturer

J. J. Mason

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195105070
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/645
Arkwright, Sir Richard (1732–1792), inventor of cotton-spinning machinery and cotton manufacturer

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Arkwright, Sir Richard (1732–1792), inventor of cotton-spinning machinery and cotton manufacturer, was born on 23 December 1732 at Preston, Lancashire, the sixth of the seven children of Thomas Arkwright (1691–1753), a tailor, and his wife, Ellen Hodgkinson (1693–1778). The family was rooted in ...

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