BOOK SHEFFIELD HOTELS

Featured Destination

September 2017: Ashdown Forest

The return to school in September focuses the minds of two groups of travellers: in the first week parents looking for a last bite of ...More
More Uk destinations

John Roebuck
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Born in 1718
Died on 17th of July 1794

Born 1718. Died 1794 - English inventor.

Studied at Edinburgh. Graduated MD at Leyden but began research in chemistry. Improved methods of refining precious metals and producing chemicals. Founded Carron ironworks in Stirlingshire in 1759.

Links:
http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9064049/John-Roebuck Short Bio

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to John Roebuck?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

2740 views since 6th February 2007

Brit Quote:
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality - John Lennon
More Quotes

On this day:
The Worlds Richest Shipwreck - 1631, Battle of Rowton Heath - 1645, St Leger first run - 1776
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages