John Robison (inventor)

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Sir John Robison KH FRSE FRSSA (11 June 1778, Edinburgh - 1843) was a Scottish inventor and writer on scientific subjects. He was the son of Professor John Robison.

Robison was educated at the Royal High School and the University of Edinburgh.

He entered the service of Nizam of Hyderabad as contractor for the establishment and maintenance of military service. He left India a wealthy man, in 1815.

He was one of the founders of Scottish Society of Arts (1821), its secretary (1822-4), and its president (1841-2).

He received the Guelphic Order in 1837 from William IV.