Louis Brennan was born in Castlebar, Ireland back in 1852. The family moved to Melbourne, Australia in 1861. His career started out as a watchmaker, serving as a sergeant in the Victorian Engineers. It was during that time that he invented something that will forever place him in the history books (more on that in a moment).
He took his invention to England in 1880 to the War Office. The War Office bought his patent for 100,000.00 pounds (equal to 9,987,200.00) in today’s money. He also worked on a monorail locomotive that was kept upright by a gyrostat. The system was never put into use because of the fear the gyrostat would fail. He also spent a great amount of time working on the invention of a helicopter but could never figure it out.
He married Anna in 1892. What you may not know about Louis is that invention he came up with was a steerable torpedo.
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