Eli Whitney Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Eli Whitney (Eli Whitney Jr.)

Last Updated: 06 Dec, 2023 | Views: 681

Age: 59

Profession: Inventor

Other Profession(s): Engineer

Famous For: Inventing The Cotton Gin In 1793

Higher Education: Yale College

Eli Whitney Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
08 Dec, 1765 (59 Years 01 Month)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District

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Died on
08 Jan, 1825

Cause of Death
Prostate Cancer

Eli Whitney Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Eli Whitney, a well-known American inventor, was born in Massachusetts Bay, British America. Eli Whitney offered the world the ability to produce massive amounts of cotton with little effort, expense, or labor. The name of his creation is "cotton gin," where "gin" is short for engine. Whitney came from a farming family and had a lifelong interest in science and equipment. When he was just 14 years old, during the Revolutionary War, he created the nail-producing function, which was utilized for various uses.


When Whitney created the "cotton gin," a substantial volume of cotton could be cleaned in less than an hour. Whitney submitted his patent application for his cotton gin in 1793, and on March 14, 1794, he was granted the patent.

The device was patented in 1794 by Whitney and Miller, Greene's fiancée.

Whitney was embroiled in numerous legal disputes when farmers developed their cotton gins.

In 1798, the government instructed him to produce 10,000 rifles because a conflict with France was possible.

More than a million cotton bales were produced in the South by 1840, a significant increase over the previous century.

According to machine tool historian Joseph W. Roe, Whitney created the first milling machine in 1818.

Achievements and Awards:

The Eli Whitney Students Program at Yale University is named after this inventor and caters to non-traditional students.

Unknown Facts:

In Connecticut, Whitney passed away in 1825 from prostate cancer.

He grew his armaments business and customers by leveraging his Yale alumnus identity.

Eli Whitney Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 182 cm
In Meters 1.82 m
In feet Inches 6'0"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 70 Kg
In Pounds 154 lbs

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Hair Color

Eli Whitney Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Eli Whitney Sr.

Mother's Name
Elizabeth Fay

Henrietta Edwards

Josiah Whitney, Benjamin Whitney

Elizabeth Whitney Blake

Elizabeth Fay Whitney, Frances Edwards Whitney, Susan Edwards Whitney, Eli Whitney Jr.

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