Richard Arkwright

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Richard ArkwrightName: Richard Arkwright

Born: December 23, 1732, in Preston, Lancashire, England

Death: August 3, 1792 (Age: 59)

Computer-related contributions

  • Englishman who, although the patents were eventually overturned, is often credited with inventing the spinning frame.
  • Patented a carding engine that could convert raw cotton into yarn.
  • Leading entrepreneur of the Industrial Revolution and creator of the modern factory system.