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Reverend Alexander John Forsyth

Person  Male  Born 28/12/1768  Died 11/6/1843

Categories: Craft / Design, Religion

Countries: Scotland

Born in his father's manse at BelhelvieAberdeenshire, where he later become the vicar. In 1805 he conducted experiments in the Tower of London under the Master General of Ordnance and in 1807 invented the percussion system which was adopted by the British Army in 1839. Died Scotland.

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