Robert, 1635–1703, English philosopher, microscopist, and physicist.
Robert. 1635–1703, English physicist, chemist, and inventor. He formulated Hooke’s law (1678), built the first Gregorian telescope, and invented a balance spring for watches
English physicist, inventor, and mathematician who contributed to many aspects of science. With Robert Boyle he demonstrated that both combustion and respiration require air and that sound does not travel in a vacuum. Hooke studied plants and other objects under microscopes and was the first to use the word cell to describe the patterns he observed. He also identified fossils as a record of changes among organisms on the planet throughout history.
- Robert I
noun 1. (“Robert the Devil”) died 1035, duke of Normandy 1028–35 (father of William I of England). 2. Also called Robert the Bruce, Robert Bruce. 1274–1329, king of Scotland 1306–29. noun 1. known as Robert the Bruce. 1274–1329, king of Scotland (1306–29): he defeated the English army of Edward II at Bannockburn (1314) and gained […]
- Robert ii
noun 1. 1316–90, king of Scotland (1371–90)
- Robert iii
noun 1. ?1337–1406, king of Scotland (1390–1406), son of Robert II
- Robert owen
noun 1. Sir Richard, 1804–92, English zoologist and anatomist. 2. Robert, 1771–1858, Welsh social reformer in Great Britain and the U.S. 3. Wilfred, 1893–1918, English poet. 4. a male given name.