James Anderson

22 February 1708–
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Anderson was christened on 22 February 1708, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Anderson, was 19 and his mother, Isobel Jeffray, was 15.

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James Anderson
Isobel Jeffray
James Anderson
Thomas Anderson
Archibald Anderson
Janet Anderson
William Anderson

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World Events (3)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Andrew's son

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  • James Anderson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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