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Patrick Cumming, Professor of Oriental Languages, Glasgow University

Also Known As: "Patrick Cuming"
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Death: Died
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Son of Patrick Cumming, Min. of Old Kirk and Jean Lauder
Husband of Rachel Baird
Father of William Cumming, Professor of Midwifery, Glasgow University
Brother of George Cumming of Relugas, WS and Robert Cumming, Professor of Church History, Edinburgh University

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Patrick Cumming, Professor of Oriental Languages, Glasgow University

Biographical Summary

Cumming (Cumin), Patrick. 11/10/1741-27/10/1820. Ref: 376. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Philologist.
  • Appointments Held: Professor 1761-1814, Oriental Languages, Glasgow University.
  • Undergraduate Studies: MA (Edinburgh 1760).
  • Father: Rev Patrick Cumming, Professor of Church History, Edinburgh University 1737-62.
  • References: Shapin 118.
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Notes: his tenure of a Professorial Chair of 59 years was (is ?) a record.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783-2002: Biographical Index. II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5.

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1741
October 11, 1741
1784
November 7, 1784
Age 43
1820
October 27, 1820
Age 79
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