Jerónimo de Ayanz y Beaumont (1553 – 23 March 1613) was a Spanish soldier, painter, musician and inventor. He was born in Guendulain (Navarre). He is best remembered for the invention of a rudimentary steam-powered water pump for draining mines, for which he was granted a patent by the Spanish monarchy in 1606. He died from a serious illness in Madrid, in 1613. See also
Steam engine History of the steam engine
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