|Born||17 July 1846|
|Died||6 July 1920(aged 73)|
|Occupation||Director of the Swiss Federal Ammunition Factory and Research Center in Thun Mechanical engineer|
|Known for||Invention of the full metal jacket bullet|
|Notable work||7.5×55mm Swiss|
Eduard Alexander Rubin (17 July 1846 – 6 July 1920) was a Swiss mechanical engineer who is most notable for having invented the full metal jacket bullet in 1882. His most famous cartridge was the 7.5×55mm Swiss which was the standard ammunition for the Schmidt–Rubin, K31 and Stgw 57 military rifles. His fully copper clad bullets were also the inspiration for the full metal jacket bullets introduced in 1886 for the Lebel rifle. He served as director of the Swiss Federal Ammunition Factory and Research Center in Thun. He held the rank of colonel in the Swiss military and was married to Rosina Susanna Leuzinger, daughter of Swiss cartographer Rudolf Leuzinger.
- Holt Bobinson "The model 1911 Schmidt Rubin: the other Switzer". Guns Magazine. FindArticles.com. 08 Jun, 2010. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BQY/is_11_54/ai_n28573712/
- The Gun Digest Book of Firearms Assembly/Disassembly: Centerfire Rifles, Volume 4 by J. B. Wood. Published by Krause Publications, 2003. ISBN 978-0-87349-631-5
- Rubin, Eduard Alexander in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- H. Ziegler, "Oberst Ed. Rubin : Direktor der eidg. Munitionsfabrik Thun" (obituary), Allgemeine schweizerische Militärzeitung 66.17 (1920), 281–283.