James Henry Greathead, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


James Henry Greathead

British civil engineer

Date of Birth: 06-Aug-1844

Place of Birth: Makhanda, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Date of Death: 21-Oct-1896

Profession: engineer, inventor, civil engineer

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About James Henry Greathead

  • James Henry Greathead (6 August 1844 – 21 October 1896) was a mechanical and civil engineer renowned for his work on the London Underground railways, Winchester Cathedral and, Liverpool overhead railway as well as being one of the earliest proponents of the English Channel and Irish Sea tunnels.
  • His invention is also the reason that the London Underground is colloquially named the "Tube".

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