Rankine, William Macquorn, F.R.S.E., F.R.S. (M)

b. 5 July 1820. d. 24 December 1872. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Prominent civil engineer and physicist; humorous poet. Pseudonym: “W. J. M. R.” Educated at the University of Edinburgh. A founder of the science of thermodynamics, and an influential theorist of the steam engine. Regius Professor of Civil Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Glasgow (1855-1872). Author of *Songs and Fables* (1874). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (KF, AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 3
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Coachman of the “Skylark” 1862-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9660
The Engine-Driver to His Engine 1862-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9659
What Shall We Do For Coal? 1866-07 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9832