Henry Dyer

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Birthday
16, 1848
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Sep 25, 1918 (70)
Birth Sign
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16, 1848
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Sep 25, 1918 (70)

About

Remembered for his role in advancing technical education in Japan, this Scottish-born engineer established the Akabane Engineering Works training company in Tokyo. Also a writer, he penned The Evolution of Industry; Japan in World Politics; and several other works.

Before Fame

After studying engineering at Glasgow University, he began teaching at Tokyo's Imperial College of Engineering.

Trivia

He was the 1882 recipient of Japan's prestigious Order of the Rising Sun.

Family Life

A native of North Lanarkshire, Scotland, he lived in Japan for a time before ultimately settling in Glasgow, Scotland.

Associated With

Both Dyer and British television host Nicholas Parsons were engineering students at the University of Glasgow.