How did the bald eagle become America’s national bird?
The bald eagle’s role as a national symbol is linked to its 1782 landing on the Great Seal of the United States. Shortly after the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, the Continent...
How did the bald eagle become America’s national bird?
The bald eagle’s role as a national symbol is linked to its 1782 landing on the Great Seal of the United States. Shortly after the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, the Continent...
Sir James Montgomery, 1st Baronet
Sir James Montgomery, 1st Baronet Stanhope FRSE (1721 – 2 April 1803) was a Scottish advocate, judge, politician, agriculturalist and landowner.
He was born at Magbie Hill in October 1721, the sec...
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Joseph Black
Joseph Black FRSE FRCPE FPSG (16 April 1728 – 6 December 1799) was a Scottish physician and chemist, known for his discoveries of latent heat, specific heat, and carbon dioxide. He was Professor of A...
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Kite experiment
The kite experiment was a scientific experiment proposed and later possibly conducted by Benjamin Franklin with assistance from his son William Franklin. The experiment's purpose was to uncover then u...
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Dugald Stewart
Dugald Stewart FRSE FRS (/ˈduːɡəld, ˈdjuː-, ˈstuːərt, ˈstjuː-/; 22 November 1753 – 11 June 1828) was a Scottish philosopher and mathematician. He is best known for popularizing the Scottish Enlighten...
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George Fergusson, Lord Hermand
George Fergusson, Lord Hermand FRSE (1743–1827) was a Scottish advocate and judge.
Fergusson was the eighth son of Sir James Fergusson of Kilkerran, bart., by his wife Jean Maitland, only ch...
William Ogilvie of Pittensear
William Ogilvie of Pittensear FRSE FSA(Scot), known as the rebel professor, was a Scottish classicist, numismatist and author of an influential historic land reform treatise. Published in London in 17...
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Robert Dundas of Arniston, the younger
Robert Dundas of Arniston, the younger FRSE (1713–1787) was a Scottish judge.The eldest son of Robert Dundas (1685–1753), he was educated at Edinburgh University and studied Roman law at Utrecht Unive...
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Alexander Wilson (astronomer)
Alexander Wilson FRSE (1714 – 16 October 1786) was a Scottish surgeon, type-founder, astronomer, mathematician and meteorologist. He was the first scientist to record the use of kites...
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John Playfair
John Playfair FRSE, FRS (10 March 1748 – 20 July 1819) was a Scottish scientist and mathematician, and a professor of natural philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. He is perhaps best known for hi...
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Lorenz Florenz Friedrich von Crell
Lorenz Florenz Friedrich von Crell (21 January 1744 – 7 June 1816) was a German chemist. In 1778 he started publishing the first periodical journal focusing on chemistry. The journal had a longer titl...
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Glass harmonica
The glass harmonica, also known as the glass armonica, bowl organ, hydrocrystalophone, or simply the armonica (derived from ἁρμονία harmonia, the Greek word for harmony), is a type of musical instrume...
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Thomas Reid
Thomas Reid FRSE (/riːd/; 26 April 1710 – 7 October 1796) was a religiously trained Scottish philosopher, a contemporary of David Hume as well as "Hume's earliest and fiercest critic." He was the foun...
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Alexander Carlyle
Very Reverend Alexander Carlyle FRSE (26 January 1722—28 August 1805) was a Scottish church leader, and autobiographer.
He was born in Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire, the son of the local minister and...
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James Lind
James Lind FRSE FRCPE (4 October 1716 – 13 July 1794) was a Scottish physician. He was a pioneer of naval hygiene in the Royal Navy. By conducting the first ever clinical trial, he developed the theor...
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Sir John Clerk, 5th Baronet
Sir John Clerk of Pennycuik, 5th Baronet FRSE (d.1798) was a Royal Navy officer. Active in the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh, he thereby became a founder fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh ...
Robert Cullen, Lord Cullen
Robert Cullen, Lord Cullen FRSE (1742–1810) was a Scottish judge. He played a key role, along with his father William Cullen, in obtaining a royal charter for the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh, r...
Henry Cullen
Henry Cullen FRSE FRCPE (c.1758-1790) was a Scottish physician. He was Chair and Professor of Medicine at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. From 1776 until his death in 1790 he was a physician-in-ordinar...
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James Hutton
James Hutton FRSE (/ˈhʌtən/; 3 June 1726 OS – 26 March 1797) was a Scottish geologist, physician, chemical manufacturer, naturalist, and experimental agriculturalist. He originated the theory of unif...
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Sir James Hunter Blair, 1st Baronet
Sir James Hunter Blair, 1st Baronet FRSE (February 1741 – 1 July 1787) was a Scottish banker, landowner and politician.
Born John Hunter, the son of an Ayr merchant, he became a banker in the bank...
Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch
Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch and 5th Duke of Queensberry KG KT FRSE (2 September 1746 – 11 January 1812) was a Scottish nobleman and long-time friend of the notable Sir Walter Scott. He is the ...
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Alexander Fraser Tytler
Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee FRSE (15 October 1747 – 5 January 1813) was a Scottish advocate, judge, writer and historian who served as Professor of Universal History, and Greek and Roma...
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Benjamin Bell
Benjamin Bell of Hunthill FRSE FRCSEd (6 September 1749 – 5 April 1806) is considered to be the first Scottish scientific surgeon. He is commonly described as the father of the Edinburgh school of sur...
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Henry Mackenzie
Henry Mackenzie FRSE (August, 1745 - 14 January 1831) was a Scottish lawyer, novelist and writer. He was also known by the sobriquet "Addison of the North."
Mackenzie was born in Edinburgh. His fa...
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Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon ([ʒɔʁʒ lwi ləklɛʁ kɔ̃t də byfɔ̃]; 7 September 1707 – 16 April 1788) was a French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopedic author.His works influe...
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Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet
Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet (5 April 1739 – 12 November 1806) was a Scottish banker. He was known also as an improving landlord, philanthropist and writer.
He was born in Edinburgh 5 April 173...
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Franklin bells
Franklin bells (also known as Gordon’s Bells or Lightning bells) are an early demonstration of electric charge designed to work with a Leyden jar. Franklin bells are only a qualitative indicator of el...
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