Sir Henry Royce
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Born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Born on 27th of March 1863
Died on 22nd of April 1933

Born 1863. Died 1933 - English engineer.

Apprenticed to Great Northern Railway. Founded firm Royce Ltd in 1884. Made first car in 1904. Formed Rolls-Royce Ltd (motor car builders) in 1906 with Charles Rolls. Later designed the aero-engines that developed into the Merlin engines for Spitfires and Hurricanes in WWII.

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