Eli Whitney – Cause of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death

The entrepreneur Eli Whitney passed away at age 59, this age of death has to be considered premature. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of Eli Whitney and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

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?

Eli Whitney's death was caused by prostate cancer.

Whitney died of prostate cancer on January 8, 1825, in New Haven, Connecticut, just a month after his 59th birthday.

Information about the death of Eli Whitney
Cause of deathProstate Cancer
Age of death59 years
BirthdayDecember 8, 1765
Death dateJanuary 8, 1825
Place of deathNew Haven, Connecticut, United States
Place of burialGrove St Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Quotes by Eli Whitney

"I can make just such ones if I had tools, and I could make tools if I had tools to make them with."

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"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."

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"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."

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"I have always believed that I should have had no difficulty in causing my rights to be respected."

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"I have not only Arms but a large proportion of Armourers to make."

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