Hiram Maxim Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Hiram Maxim (Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim)

Last Updated: 06 Mar, 2023 | Views: 392

Age: 76

Profession: Inventor

Famous For: Inventor of Maxim machine gun

Hiram Maxim Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
05 Feb, 1840 (76 Years 09 Months 19 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Birth District
Birth Sign
American, British
Died on
24 Nov, 1916

Hiram Maxim Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Hiram Maxim, a well-known American-British inventor, was born in Maine. While living on his father's farm, he only had a common-school education, but in his spare time, he studied science. He started working as an apprentice to a carriage maker when he was 14. He later joined his uncle's engineering company in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Hiram Maxim Career:

Maxim created a single-barrel gun that might fire 500 bullets per minute in 1885.

Maxim came to England in 1881. He began experimenting with ways to improve guns and in 1883, created an automatic pistol based on a completely novel idea.

Maxim first manufactured the firearm on his own, but in 1888 and 1896, his business combined with those of Nordenfeldt and Vickers.

With the assistance of his brother and business partner Hudson Maxim, Hiram kept working on the postponed explosive and high explosives, a smokeless powder derived from nitroglycerin and cotton.

The overall output of Maxim totaled 271 patents. He unsuccessfully attempted to build a steam engine small enough to power a biplane but realized that success required an internal combustion engine. He passed away in November 1916 in New York.

Hiram Maxim Achievements and Awards:

In 1901, Queen Victoria knighted Maxim for his services to the British military.

In 1900, Hiram acquired British citizenship, and in 1901, he was knighted. Hudson Maxim, his brother, who lived in America and created a high explosive, did so from 1853 to 1927.

Hiram Maxim Unknown facts:

Maxim was a brilliant, creative, and accomplished man. However, it took a lot of work for people to get along with him.

Hiram Maxim Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 178 cm
In Meters 1.78 m
In feet & Inches 5'10"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 70 Kg
In Pounds 154 lbs
Eye Color
Hair Color

Hiram Maxim Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Isaac Weston Maxim
Mother's Name
Harriet Boston
Sarah Haynes, Jane Budden
Hudson Maxim
Hiram Percy Maxim
Florence Maxim Cutter, Adelaide Maxim Joubert
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