William Whyte

Maleabout 1714–

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William Whyte was born about 1714, in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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    World Events (3)

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

    Age 88

    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.

    1815

    Age 101

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

    1823

    Age 109

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (central Scotland): variant of White . This form of the surname is common mainly in Ireland and Scotland.

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