William Wheelwright, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


William Wheelwright

American businessman

Date of Birth: 18-Mar-1798

Place of Birth: Merrimac, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Death: 26-Sep-1873

Profession: businessperson

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About William Wheelwright

  • William Wheelwright (March 18, 1798 – September 26, 1873) was a businessman who played an essential role in the development of steamboat and train transportation in Chile and other parts of South America.
  • In 1838, with help from the Chilean government, he founded the Pacific Steam Navigation Company which commenced operations on October 15, 1840 and provided commercial sea access to cities such as Valparaíso and El Callao. Wheelwright also owned the Central Argentine Railway, a company established in 1863 that built and operated railway lines in the east-central region of Argentina.

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