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Inventor of the cotton gin, a machine that separated cotton seeds from fibers.
He worked as a manufacturer, farmer, and teacher.
His cotton gin greatly sped up the cotton industry in the United States and the Antebellum South and was one of the greatest inventions of the Industrial Revolution.
How did Eli Whitney die?
Whitney died of prostate cancer on January 8, 1825, in New Haven, Connecticut, just a month after his 59th birthday.
|Cause of death||Prostate Cancer|
|Age of death||59 years|
|Birthday||December 8, 1765|
|Death date||January 8, 1825|
|Place of death||New Haven, Connecticut, United States|
|Place of burial||Grove St Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut, United States|
"I can make just such ones if I had tools, and I could make tools if I had tools to make them with."Eli Whitney
"I have always believed that I should have had no difficulty in causing my rights to be respected."Eli Whitney
"One of my primary objects is to form the tools so the tools themselves shall fashion the work and give to every part its just proportion."Eli Whitney
"I have not only Arms but a large proportion of Armourers to make."Eli Whitney
"You are undoubtedly acquainted with my Reputation, and as for my Penmanship it must speak for itself; this is to desire your Approbation to keep a public school."Eli Whitney