Thomas Stevenson

Civil engineer, Author

1818 – 1887

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Who was Thomas Stevenson?

Thomas Stevenson PRSE MInstCE FRSSA FSAScot was a pioneering Scottish lighthouse designer and meteorologist, who designed over thirty lighthouses in and around Scotland, as well as the Stevenson screen used in meteorology. His designs, celebrated as ground breaking, ushered in a new era of lighthouse creation.

He served as president of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts, as president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and was a co-founder of the Scottish Meteorological Society.

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1818
Edinburgh
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1887

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on July 23, 2013

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