John Smeaton
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Born in Austhorpe, West Yorkshire
Born on 8th of June 1724
Died on 28th of October 1792

Born 1724. Died 1792 - English civil engineer.

Worked as mathematical-instrument maker. Elected to FRS in 1753. Won Copley award for his research into waterwheels and windmills. Designed third Eddystone lighthouse, in use until 1877. Major engineering works included Ramsgate Harbour, the Forth and Clyde Canal and bridges at Coldstream and Perth.

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