James Watt

James Watt bio

Birth Name: James Watt

Occupation: Inventor

Place Of Birth: Greenock

Date Of Birth: January 19, 1736

Date Of Death: August 25, 1819

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Scottish

James Watt was born on the 19th of January, 1736. He was best known for being a Inventor. Scientist and entrepreneur who popularized the first steam engines, which had an integral effect on the course of the Industrial Revolution. He also developed the term horsepower as a measurement of power and the SI unit of power is named after him because of it.

James Watt was born in Greenock. He served as an apprentice to a mathematical instrument maker but quickly outgrew his tutor in knowledge. Because he didn’t have enough money to create his steam engines himself, he teamed up with John Roebuck, giving him two-thirds of the patent.

James Watt was a Capricorn and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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James Watt was born in 1730s.

James Watt is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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James Watt’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on James Watt’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, James Watt kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

James Watt was born in the Year of the Dragon.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: James Watt
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: James Watt was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: James Watt was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: James Watt had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

James Watt’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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