Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee

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Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee

Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: Died in Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Burial: Edinburgh, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of William Tytler of Woodhouselee, WS and Anne Craig
Husband of Anne Fraser, of Belnain
Father of Patrick Fraser Tytler; William Fraser Tytler, of Belnain; James Fraser Tytler of Woodhouselee, WS; Anne Fraser Tytler and Jane Fraser Tytler
Brother of Lieut.-Col. Patrick Tytler and James Tytler, WS

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About Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee (15 October 1747 - 5 January 1813) was a Scottish lawyer, writer, and professor. Tytler was also a historian, and for some years was Professor of Universal History, and Greek and Roman Antiquities, in the University of Edinburgh. Tytler's other titles included Senator of the College of Justice, and George Commissioner of Justiciary in Scotland. Tytler was a friend of Robert Burns, and prevailed upon him to remove lines from his poem "Tam o' Shanter" which were insulting to the legal and clerical professions. His son was Patrick Fraser Tytler, traveller and historian."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Alexander Fraser Tytler', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 26 September 2012, 16:42 UTC, <> [accessed 27 September 2012]


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Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee's Timeline

October 15, 1747
Edinburgh, Scotland
September 10, 1777
Age 29
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
October 9, 1780
Age 32
August 30, 1791
Age 43
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
January 5, 1813
Age 65
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland