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Stirling, Robert

Ben Marsden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 674 words.

Stirling, Robert (1790–1878), Church of Scotland minister and inventor of a hot-air engine, was born on 25 October 1790 in the parish of Methven, Perthshire, the son of Peter Stirling,...

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