Inventor

Born in Långban, (Johan) John Ericsson came to be one of the greatest inventers of our time.

John Ericsson

Born in Långban, (Johan) John Ericsson came to be one of the greatest inventers of our time.

He worked in Sweden, the United States and the UK (he changed his name to John when he moved west). Although he spent most of his life working outside Swedens´s borders, he always had a love for his home country and offered his inventive genius in its service, particularly to the naval service. As an innovator and engineer, he achieved worldwide success after inventions such as the solar engine, the steam pumper fire engine, the hot-air engine, the first functional propeller and the warship Monitor.

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