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The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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Watt, James (1769–1848), engineer and manufacturer

Eric H. Robinson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering (General); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1485 words.

Watt, James (1769–1848), engineer and manufacturer, was born on 5 February 1769 at Glasgow, the son of the engineer James Watt (1736–1819) and his first wife and cousin, Margaret Miller,...