John Clerk of Eldin

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1728 – 1812

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Who was John Clerk of Eldin?

John Clerk of Eldin FRSE FSAScot was a Scottish merchant, naval author, artist, geologist and landowner. The 7th son of Sir John Clerk of Penicuik, Bt, Clerk of Eldin was a figure in the Scottish Enlightenment, best remembered for his influential writings on naval tactics in the Age of Sail.

A friend of geologist James Hutton, he was a brother-in-law of architect Robert Adam, and a great-great-uncle of physicist James Clerk Maxwell.

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Born
Dec 10, 1728
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Nationality
  • Scotland
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Education
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Dalkeith High School
Died
May 10, 1812

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on July 23, 2013

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