Patrick Cumming, Professor of Oriental Languages, Glasgow University (1741 - 1820)

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Nicknames: "Patrick Cuming"
Death: Died
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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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