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William Robertson (1721–1793)

Robertson, William. A Scotch historian; born at Borthwick, Midlothian, Sept 19, 1721; died at Grange House, near Edinburgh, June 11, 1793. Although ranked with Gibbon and Hume while he lived, his writings are now but little read. He is the author of many books, chief among which are: ‘History of Scotland during the Reigns of Mary and James VI.’ (1758–59); ‘History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V.’ (1769); ‘History of America’ (1777); and ‘Historical Disquisition concerning the Knowledge which the Ancients had of India’ (1791).