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John Robison

1739 - 1805

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John Robison FRSE (4 February 1739 – 30 January 1805) was a British physicist and mathematician. He was a professor of natural philosophy (the precursor of natural science) at the University of Edinburgh.A member of the Edinburgh Philosophical Society when it received its royal warrant, he was appointed as the first general secretary to the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1783–98). Robison invented the siren and also worked with James Watt on an early steam car. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Robison has received more than 8,042 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). John Robison is the 476th most popular physicist, the 2,213th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 61st most popular British Physicist.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, John Robison ranks 476 out of 721Before him are Maurice Karnaugh, Eric Allin Cornell, Jules Jamin, Yulii Khariton, Ralph H. Fowler, and Yuval Ne'eman. After him are Katharine Burr Blodgett, Robert Brout, Pyotr Lebedev, Richard C. Tolman, Anatoly Alexandrov, and Boris Rosing.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1739, John Robison ranks 14Before him are George Clinton, Charles-François Lebrun, Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Jean Chalgrin, Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, and Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart. After him are Jean-François de La Harpe, Frei Galvão, Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albany, Juan de Villanueva, Henrik Gabriel Porthan, and John Rutledge. Among people deceased in 1805, John Robison ranks 20Before him are William Paley, Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti, Conrad Moench, Pehr Osbeck, Nicolas-Jacques Conté, and William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne. After him are Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage, Thomas Wedgwood, Mihály Csokonai, Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, and Franz Xaver von Wulfen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Robison ranks 2,213 out of 6,924Before him are Olivia Colman (1974), Alfred Deller (1912), Mark Rylance (1960), Richard Baxter (1615), Jimmy Greaves (1940), and Mark Williams (1959). After him are John Stott (1921), Thandie Newton (1972), Ken Robinson (1950), James Herbert Brennan (1940), John Sulston (1942), and Philippa Foot (1920).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, John Robison ranks 61Before him are John Dollond (1706), Charles Galton Darwin (1887), Joseph Larmor (1857), John Leslie (1766), William Robert Grove (1811), and Ralph H. Fowler (1889). After him are Paul Davies (1946), James David Forbes (1809), William Edward Ayrton (1847), Michael Green (1946), C. P. Snow (1905), and John Hopkinson (1849).