country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Edinburgh, Royal High School
occupation: businessperson, editor, publisher
award received: Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
John Blackwood FRSE (1818–1879) was a Scottish publisher, sixth son of William Blackwood. John succeeded his father as editor of the business in 1834, on William's death. Four years later he was joined by Major William Blackwood, who continued in the firm until his death in 1861. Five of William Blackwood's seven sons played a role in the running of the company, William Blackwood and Sons.
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