GEORGE SHILLIBEER Biography - Pioneers, Explorers & inventors


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Name: George Shillibeer                                                           
Born: August 11, 1797                                                             
Died: August 21, 1866                                                             
George Shillibeer (born in St Marylebone, London August 11, 1797, died August 21, 
1866 in Brighton, England). The son of Abraham and Elizabeth Shillibeer.           
Christened in St Marys Church, St Marylebone on 22 October 1797, Shillibeer       
worked for the coach company Hatchetts in Long Acre, the coach-building district   
of the capital. In the 1820s he was offered work in Paris, France where he was     
commissioned to build some unusually large horse-drawn coaches of "novel design". 
The aim was to design a coach capable of transporting a whole group of people,     
perhaps two dozen, at a time.