John Hill (c1747-1805)

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John Hill was born in St. Andrews around 1747. His father was a Minister there. He studied at St. Andrews University, matriculating in 1761 and following the Arts course with the intention of studying for the Ministry too. Hill was appointed to the Chair of Humanity at St. Andrews University in 1773 and then to the Chair of Humanity at the University of Edinburgh in 1775. He taught junior and senior Latin classes and introduced a series of lectures on Roman antiquities. Hill wrote Latin synonyms, and then in 1807 his Life of Dr. Hugh Blair was published posthumously. He died in 1805.

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