(1854–1931), English engineer, scientist, and manufacturer; full name Sir Charles Algernon Parsons. He patented and built the first practical steam turbine in 1884, designed to drive electricity generators. He also developed steam turbines for marine propulsion, and his experimental vessel Turbinia caused a sensation in 1897.
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