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Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim
Birth: Feb. 5, 1840
Sangerville
Piscataquis County
Maine, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 1916
London
City of London
Greater London, England

Weapons Inventor. Born in Sangerville, Maine, he moved to England in 1881. He is widely known for inventing and developing the Maxim Machine Gun, which was the first portable, self powered, fully automatic machine gun. As such, it is credited for changing infantry tactics in the early 20th Century, where it and it's variants saw extensive service in conflicts such as the Russo-Japanese War, the Boer Wars, the Russian Revolution, and World War I. Hiram Maxim also developed innovations such as a delayed-action fuse, smokeless gunpowder, and an early airplane. His Maxim Gun company merged with Vickers in 1896. He became a British citizen in 1900 and was knighted a year later. He was the father of inventor Hiram Percy Maxim. (bio by: julia&keld) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sarah Ann Haynes Maxim (1854 - 1941)*
 
 Children:
  Hiram Percy Maxim (1869 - 1936)*
 
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Burial:
West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium
West Norwood
London Borough of Lambeth
Greater London, England
Plot: 34481, Square 124
 
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Originally Created by: julia&keld
Record added: Nov 01, 2006
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Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim
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