Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquis of Worcester
Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquess of Worcester (c1601–1667), styled Lord Herbert of Raglan from 1628–1644, was an English nobleman involved in royalist politics and an inventor.
In 1655 he authored a book The Century of Inventions which consisted of textual descriptions of 100 separate inventions.
It was eventually printed in 1663 and included a device described as his "Water-commanding Engine". Constructed from the barrel of a cannon, it was an obvious prototype design for what would later become the steam engine, which clearly anticipated the power and applications of that machine.
1667 April 3rd. Died
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