Eli Whitney

About Eli Whitney

Birth Day: December 8, 1765
Birth Place: Westborough, MA

Eli Whitney

Eli Whitney was born on December 8, 1765 in Westborough, MA. Inventor of the cotton gin, a machine that separated cotton seeds from fibers.
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As per our current Database, Eli Whitney has been died on Jan 8, 1825 (age 59).

🎂 Eli Whitney - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Eli Whitney die, Eli Whitney was 59 years old.

Popular As Eli Whitney
Occupation Entrepreneur
Age 59 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born December 8, 1765 (Westborough, MA)
Birthday December 8
Town/City Westborough, MA
Nationality MA

🌙 Zodiac

Eli Whitney’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Eli Whitney was born in the Year of the Rooster. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.

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Inventor of the cotton gin, a machine that separated cotton seeds from fibers.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

He married Henrietta Edwards in 1817 and had a daughter, Pierpont Edwards.

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His cotton gin also led to the growth of slavery, which Abraham Lincoln abolished.

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