Robert Stephenson

British civil engineer and locomotive designer (1803-1859) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Robert Stephenson FRS[1] HFRSE FRSA DCL (16 October 1803 – 12 October 1859) was an English civil engineer and designer of locomotives. The only son of George Stephenson, the "Father of Railways",[2] he built on the achievements of his father. Robert has been called the greatest engineer of the 19th century.[3]

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Robert Stephenson
Stephenson in 1856
Born(1803-10-16)16 October 1803
Willington Quay, Northumberland, England
Died12 October 1859(1859-10-12) (aged 55)
London, England
Resting placeWestminster Abbey
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
Spouse(s)Frances Sanderson
(m. 1829–1842; her death)
ParentGeorge Stephenson
RelativesGeorge Robert Stephenson (cousin)
Engineering career