John Scott Russell
Naval engineerDied when: 74 years 30 days (888 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
John Scott Russell FRSE FRS FRSA (9 May 1808, Parkhead, Glasgow – 8 June 1882, Ventnor, Isle of Wight) was a Scottish civil engineer, naval architect and shipbuilder who built Great Eastern in collaboration with Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
He made the discovery of the wave of translation that gave birth to the modern study of solitons, and developed the wave-line system of ship construction.
Russell was a promoter of the Great Exhibition of 1851.
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