Wilhelm Weitling Photo

Wilhelm Weitling

Born: Oct 5, 1808

Death: Jan 24, 1871

Birthplace: Magdeburg

Nationality: United States

Wilhelm Weitling

Date of Birth : Oct 5, 1808
Date of Death : Jan 24, 1871
Birth Place : Magdeburg

Wilhelm Christian Weitling was a German-born tailor, inventor, and radical political activist. Weitling gained fame in Europe as a social theorist before emigrating to the United States. In addition to his extensive political writing, Weitling was a successful inventor of attachments for commercial sewing machines, including devices for double-stitching and the creation of button holes.

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