Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Richard Arkwright
Born: December 23, 1732, in Preston, Lancashire, England
Death: August 3, 1792 (Age: 59)
- 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.