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John Sholto Douglas, 15th of Tilquhillie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

John Sholto Douglas, 15 Lord of Tilquhillie (Born November 18 1838 in Thüringen (Vorarlberg) , died September 14 1874 at Dalaas ) was an Austrian naturalist and cotton producer. He is known for his interest in, and knowledge of, mountaineering, hunting and science, his achievements in geology and paleontology , and in particular the study of Roman history in Vorarlberg.

The son of Vorarlberg industrialist John Douglas and his wife Maragret Jane Kennedy, the daughter of a wealthy factory owner James Kennedy, John Sholto Douglas was born in 1838 in his parent's home "Villa Falk Horst" in Thuringia in Feldkirch (Vorarlberg). He was one of six children, three of whom died in childhood.

John Sholto Douglass was an important Alpinist actively involved in the Austrian Alpine Club, leading to the building of a shelter hut on Luenersee, named the Douglas Hut.

He died on 14 September 1874 when he crashed in Radonatobel below the Gamsbodenspitze from a 300 m high cliff. A plaque under the railway bridge in the Arlberg railway remembers him.



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  • Douglas of Tilqhuillie


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