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Founding Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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  • Alexander Gerard, Prof. of Divinity, King's College, Aberdeen (1728 - 1795)
    Biographical Summary == GERARD, ALEXANDER . 22/02/1728-22/01/1795. Ref: 585. Male.*Titles and British Honours: Very Rev.*Place of Birth: Manse of Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire.*Profession: Minister ...
  • Sir Gilbert Blane, 1st Baronet (1749 - 1834)
    Profile picture by Martin Archer Shee, 1833. The Royal College of Physicians, London.* Wikipedia contributors. " Gilbert Blane ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.* " Gilbert (Sir) Blane ", Munks Roll,...
  • Professor John Anderson, Founder Univ. of Strathclyde (1726 - 1796)
    Founded Anderson's Institution in Glagow (now the University of Strathclyde)More information at at and is a memorial stone to John Anderson (and his grandfather John) on the east wall of Ramshorn Theat...
  • George Jardine (1742 - 1827)
    Biographical Summary == JARDINE, GEORGE . ?-28/01/1827. Ref: 811. Male.*Titles and British Honours: Rev.*Place of Birth: Wandell, Lamington, Lanarkshire.*Profession: Minister of Religion, Philosopher.*...
  • Andrew Dalzel, Prof. of Greek, Edinburgh University (1742 - 1806)
    Biographical Summary == DALZEL (DALZIEL), ANDREW . 06/10/1742-08/12/1806. Ref: 388. Male.*Place of Birth: Gateside of Newliston, West Lothian.*Place of interment: Greyfriars Cemy, Edinburgh.*Profession...

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This project is a place to gather together profiles of the Founding Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.


The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland's national academy of science and letters. It is a registered charity, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland. Established in 1783, it has since then drawn upon the strengths and expertise of its Fellows, of which there are currently more than 1500.

The Society covers a broader selection of fields than the Royal Society of London including literature and history. Unlike similar organisations in the rest of the UK, the Fellowship includes people from a wide range of disciplines - science & technology, arts, humanities, medicine, social science, business and public service. This breadth of expertise makes the Royal Society of Edinburgh unique in the UK.

List of Founding Fellows

SOURCE: Founding Members of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, The Royal Society of Edinburgh