Robert Stirling

1790 - 1878

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Robert Stirling (25 October 1790 – 6 June 1878) was a Scottish clergyman and engineer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Stirling has received more than 98,201 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Robert Stirling is the 127th most popular inventor (down from 121st in 2019), the 1,062nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 894th in 2019) and the 21st most popular British Inventor.

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Among inventors, Robert Stirling ranks 127 out of 355Before him are Henri Giffard, Samuel Crompton, W. O. Bentley, Kōnosuke Matsushita, Lee de Forest, and Paul Otlet. After him are John Ericsson, Mary Anderson, Richard Jordan Gatling, Heinrich Göbel, Josef Ressel, and Christopher Latham Sholes.

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Among people born in 1790, Robert Stirling ranks 12Before him are George Everest, Sunjo of Joseon, Jules Dumont d'Urville, John Frederic Daniell, Nicolas Chauvin, and Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden. After him are John Austin, Adolph Diesterweg, José Antonio Páez, Leopold, Prince of Salerno, Marquis de Custine, and Gideon Mantell. Among people deceased in 1878, Robert Stirling ranks 22Before him are Nikolay Nekrasov, Władysław Tarnowski, Mercedes of Orléans, Henri Victor Regnault, Carl von Rokitansky, and Elias Magnus Fries. After him are Carlo Blasis, John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, Mariam Baouardy, Barthélemy Charles Joseph Dumortier, Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora, and Mindon Min.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Stirling ranks 1,062 out of 6,924Before him are Inigo Jones (1573), Thomas Graham (1805), Van Morrison (1945), John E. Walker (1941), Adelard of Bath (1075), and James Lind (1716). After him are Victor Turner (1920), Denis Thatcher (1915), Andy Serkis (1964), William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800), Brian Clough (1935), and James Murray (1837).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, Robert Stirling ranks 21Before him are Henry Bessemer (1813), John Harrison (1693), William Webb Ellis (1806), James Hargreaves (1720), Samuel Crompton (1753), and W. O. Bentley (1888). After him are John Kay (1704), Jethro Tull (1674), Charles Algernon Parsons (1854), David Edward Hughes (1831), Sandford Fleming (1827), and Matthew Boulton (1728).