Richard Jordan Gatling Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Richard Jordan Gatling

Last Updated: 20 Mar, 2023 | Views: 422

Age: 84

Profession: Inventor

Other Profession(s): Gunsmith

Famous For: Invention of the Gatling gun

Higher Education: University of Cincinnati

Richard Jordan Gatling Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
12 Sep, 1818 (84 Years 05 Months 14 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
North Carolina
Birth District
Hertford County
Birth Sign
Died on
26 Feb, 1903

Richard Jordan Gatling Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Richard Jordan Gatling, a well-known American inventor, was born in North Carolina, US. The Gatling gun, often regarded as the first effective machine gun, is the invention for which Gatling is most remembered. The Gatling gun was created initially to lower the number of deaths during the American Civil War and eventually developed into the first rapid-firing weapon employed in combat. Gatling became known as a notable inventor at age 21 when he developed the screw propeller for steamboats. However, he later learned that the idea had already been patented.


In 1839, he created a screw propeller and a wheat drill (a planting tool).

Gatling continued to develop machinery, mostly for farming, and in 1850 he created a machine for breaking hemp.

Gatling was prosperous enough in business by the early 1850s to propose to Jemima Sanders.

He also created the steam plow in 1857.

He created the Gatling gun, which has carried his name since 1862.

The American Army purchased these weapons in 1865, and during the following few years, Gatling refined their design. In 1870, a factory was established to manufacture the weapon.

Gatling returned to St. Louis, Missouri, to establish a new business to produce his steam plows in his later years.

Unknown Facts:

Gatling created a motor-driven plow in 1900, but he passed away in February 1903 in New York City.

Gatling spent the entirety of his life as a Methodist.

Richard Jordan Gatling 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 75 Kg
In Pounds 165 lbs
Eye Color
Hair Color

Richard Jordan Gatling Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Jordan Gatling
Mother's Name
Mary Barnes Gatling
Jemima Sanders
James Henry Gatling, William J. Gatling, Thomas B. Gatling
Mary Ann, Martha Sarah
Richard Henry Gatling, Robert B. Gatling
Ida Gatling, Mary S. Gatling
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