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Richard Arkwright
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Born in Preston, Lancashire
Born on 23rd of December 1732
Died in Cromford, Derbyshire

Born 1732 Preston, Lancs. Died 1792 Cromford, Derbyshire - Industrialist & inventor of mechanical spinning


An entrepreneur credited with inventing the spinning frame in 1769. He built the world’s first water-powered cotton mill in 1771 at Cromford, Derbyshire (now Derwent Valley Mills), which was notably one of the catalysts for the industrial revolution. He was knighted in 1786.
Buried in the church he had built.

Links:
internal link Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills Working Textile Museum
http://www.cromfordmill.co.uk/ The Arkwright Society at Cromford Mill

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