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Jethro Tull (agriculturist)

  • BORN
  • Jethro Tull
  • Basildon, Berkshire, England
  • March 30, 1674
  • DIED
  • Hungerford, Berkshire, England
  • February 21, 1741

Viscount Jethro Tull (1674 – 21 February 1741, New Style) was an English agricultural pioneer from Berkshire who helped bring about the British Agricultural Revolution. He perfected a horse-drawn seed drill in 1700 that economically sowed the seeds in neat rows. He later developed a horse-drawn hoe. Tull's methods were adopted by many great landowners and helped to provide the basis for modern agriculture.

SOURCE: Wikipedia