John Hunter (1746 - 1837)

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Birthplace: Abernithsdale, Closeburn, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Death: Died in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
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About John Hunter

Biographical Summary

HUNTER, JOHN. 07/09/1746-18/01/1837. Ref: 777. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Abernithsdale, Closeburn, Dumfriesshire.
  • Place of Death: St Andrews, Fife.
  • Place of interment: Cathedral Churchyard, St. Andrews, Fife.
  • Profession: Classicist, Horticulturalist.
  • Appointments Held: Private Secretary to Lord Monboddo; Professor 1775-1826, Humanity, Principal 1826-, United Colleges of St Leonard's & St Salvator's, St. Andrews University.
  • Schools and Tutors: Free School of Wallacehall, Closeburn.
  • Undergraduate Studies: MA (Edinburgh 1768).
  • Postgraduate Studies: Edinburgh University LL.D.
  • Marital Status: Married 1st Elizabeth Miln, 2nd Margaret Hadow.
  • References: DNB 28, 1891, 295-6; Anderson 2, 517; Irving 225; Shapin 262; C Rogers 2, 1872, 135.
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 466

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John Hunter, Principal of United Colleges of St Leonard's & St Salvator's, St. Andrews University's Timeline

1746
September 7, 1746
Closeburn, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
1837
January 18, 1837
Age 90
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
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St Andrews, Fife, Scotland