Henry Deringer

Henry Deringer was born on October 26, 1786 in Pennsylvania. Inventor of the small, portable Deringer pistol. He saw his weapon become popular in Gold-Rush California.
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As per our current Database, Henry Deringer has been died on Feb 28, 1868 (age 81).

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When Henry Deringer die, Henry Deringer was 81 years old.

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Occupation Entrepreneur
Age 81 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born October 26, 1786 (Pennsylvania)
Birthday October 26
Town/City Pennsylvania
Nationality Pennsylvania

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Henry Deringer’s zodiac sign is Scorpio. According to astrologers, Scorpio-born are passionate and assertive people. They are determined and decisive, and will research until they find out the truth. Scorpio is a great leader, always aware of the situation and also features prominently in resourcefulness. Scorpio is a Water sign and lives to experience and express emotions. Although emotions are very important for Scorpio, they manifest them differently than other water signs. In any case, you can be sure that the Scorpio will keep your secrets, whatever they may be.

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Inventor of the small, portable Deringer pistol. He saw his weapon become popular in Gold-Rush California.

Before Fame

He made long-barrel rifles for the U.S. military and the Indian tribes.


He did not see his invention as anything special and never patented his design, with the result being that Derringer knockoffs became prevalent throughout the country.

Family Life

His father Henry Deringer Sr. made rifles for the Kentucky colonists.

Associated With

His pistol was used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. The newspaper story misspelled the name of the pistol with an extra r. From that point on they became known as Derringers.

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