Category:William Roy

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English: Major-General William Roy FRS (4 May 1726 – 1 July 1790) was a Scottish military engineer, surveyor, and antiquarian. He was an innovator who applied new scientific discoveries and newly emerging technologies to the accurate geodetic mapping of Great Britain.
William Roy 
Scottish military engineer, surveyor, and antiquarian
Date of birth 4 May 1726
Date of death 1 July 1790
Country of citizenship
Educated at
Member of
  • Royal Society
  • Society of Antiquaries of London
Award received
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