Richard Gatling

Richard Gatling bio

Birth Name: Richard Gatling

Occupation: Inventor

Place Of Birth: North Carolina

Date Of Birth: September 12, 1818

Date Of Death: February 26, 1903

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Richard Gatling was born on the 12th of September, 1818. He was best known for being a Inventor. Most well known for creating an early machine gun known as the Gatling gun, this prolific 19th-century inventor is also remembered for his wheat drill, steam plow, and marine steam ram.

Richard Gatling was born in North Carolina. In his early twenties, unaware that John Ericsson had already patented an identical invention, Gatling invented a steamboat screw propeller. He graduated from the Ohio Medical College but decided against pursuing a career as a physician.

Richard Gatling was a Virgo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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

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Personal Life

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Richard Gatling was born in the Year of the Tiger.

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REAL NAME: Richard Gatling
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Richard Gatling was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Richard Gatling was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Richard Gatling had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Richard Gatling’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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