Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Robison, Sir Johnlocked

(1778–1843)
  • Ben Marsden

Extract

Robison, Sir John (1778–1843), inventor and scientific administrator, was born on 11 June 1778 in Edinburgh, the eldest son of Professor John Robison (1739–1805), natural philosopher, and his wife, Rachel Wright (1759–1852?). He studied in Edinburgh at the high school from about 1786 and, for three years, at the university (...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Access to the full content requires a subscription

, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)