Bain, James Leith
Composer of "Brother James' Air" for the 23rd Psalm, 'The Lord's My
A distinguished commander during the wars of the French Revolution.
The Scottish inventor who obtained the world's first real television picture in his
laboratory in October, 1925, and demonstrated it to the British public on January 26,
1926. The image obtained was a small 30-line vertically-scanned red and black image, but
it was television. Mechanical television based on Baird's systems dominated international
television for the next few years into the early 30's.
An esteemed miscellaneous writer, was born March 1st, 1767, in
the parish of Monikie, Forfarshire.
Who first introduced the dissection of the human body into Scotland,
and that at a very superstitious period; who projected the first
hospital in the country, for the relief of disease and poverty at the
public expense; who was the founder of the botanic garden at
Edinburgh, and almost the father of the science in Scotland; who
planned the royal college of physicians at Edinburgh; and bequeathed
to the public a museum, which at that time would have been an ornament
to any university, or any metropolis.
An eminent lawyer and public character of the sixteenth century.
James An eminent antiquary, herald, and annalist, was born about the
close of the sixteenth century.
A distinguished philosopher of the seventeenth century, was principal of
Guyenne college, Bourdeaux, and is mentioned by Morhof as a celebrated
commentator of Aristotle.
Who held the rectory of Campsie, the abbacy of Aberbrothick, the
bishopric of Mirepoix in France, the cardinalship of St Stephen in
Monte Caelio, and the chancellorship of Scotland, and who was the
chief of the Roman Catholic party in Scotland in the earlier age of
Uncle to the preceding, and himself an eminent prelate and statesman.
Andrew & Macfarquhar, Colin
The Encyclopędia Britannica was
conceived and founded in 1768 in Edinburgh, Scotland, by Colin Macfarquhar, a printer, and
Andrew Bell, an engraver. The two formed a "Society of Gentlemen" to publish the
work and engaged William Smellie to edit it.
Bell, Rev Patrick
Invented the reaping machine which was a direct precursor of the modern combine
One of those learned and ingenious Scotsmen of a former age, who are
esteemed in the general literary world as an honour to their country,
but with whom that country itself is scarcely at all acquainted.
First chancellor of king Robert Bruce after his assumption of the
crown in 1306.
An ingenious artist, was born about the year 1730,and bred to
the business of a seal-engraver.
This excellent young preacher left behind him a reputation for piety,
virtue, and learning and his treatise on Christian love.
Whose name was otherwise spelled Boyis, Boyes, Boiss, and Boice, an
eminent, though credulous, historian, was born about the year 1465-6,
at Dundee, and hence he assumed the surname of Deidonanus.
The Father, as he has been called, of the London Missionary Society.
An eminent doctrinal writer, was born in the town of Dunse, March 7th,
Brebner fully understood the difficulties
a prisoner faces on liberation. He was particularly concerned with the
aftercare of juveniles and established a House of Refuge for those
leaving prison. This was a stepping stone which was to prove highly
successful. Such was his reputation that young men and women who had
undergone a period of corrective treatment were in high demand with the
citys tradespeople and merchants.
The well known author of A Tour in Sicily and Malta, one of the most
entertaining works in the language, was the son of a clergyman in the
neighbourhood of Dumbarton, and born in 1741.
Few persons have engaged with greater zeal, or met with greater success, in
the business of the civilization of India, in spreading the knowledge of the
Christian Religion through the eastern world, and in making Europeans better
acquainted with that interesting country.
A Highland poet of eminent merit, born in the early part of the eighteenth
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