BOOK BATH HOTELS

Benjamin Robins
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Bath, Bath
Born in 1707
Died on 29th of July 1751

Born in 1707 into humble circumstances in Bath Benjamin Robins, strangely for one born into the Quaker faith, became a major military engineering pioneer. Robins moved to London and taught mathematics, but was drawn to practical experiments that saw him work on the rifling of gun barrels, invent the ballistic pendulum, and study the effects of air-resistance on projectiles (though he also published purely mathematical works). A potentially lucrative posting as engineer general to the East India Company in 1749 sadly proved disastrous for his health, and he died in Madras on July 29th 1751.

More famous Britons here

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

4641 views since 21st December 2007

Brit Quote:
A woman that does a mans work is just a lazy cow - Jo Brand
More Quotes

On this day:
Battle of Halidon Hill - 1333, Sinking of the Mary Rose - 1545, The Rosetta Stone Revealed - 1799, SS Great Britain launched by Brunel - 1843, Jeffrey Archer Jailed - 2001
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages