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John Roebuck
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Born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Born in 1718
Died on 17th of July 1794

Born 1718. Died 1794 - English inventor.

Studied at Edinburgh. Graduated MD at Leyden but began research in chemistry. Improved methods of refining precious metals and producing chemicals. Founded Carron ironworks in Stirlingshire in 1759.

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