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Bentley, Richard

Born: 1662 AD
Died: 1742 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Critics, Scholars



1662 - Born on the 27th of January in Oulton near Wakefield, Yorkshire.


1676 - From the grammar school of Wakefield Richard Bentley passed to St John's College, Cambridge.


1680 - Obtained a scholarship and took the degree of B.A.


1690 - Bentley had taken deacon's orders.


1692 - He was nominated first Boyle lecturer, a nomination which was repeated in 1694.


1694 - Offered the appointment a third time but declined it.


1695 - Received a royal chaplaincy and the living of Hartlebury.


         - He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society.


1696 - Proceeded to the degree of D.D.


        - He was commissioned by the University of Cambridge to obtain Greek and Latin fonts for their classical books.


1697 - Bentley supplied to Graevius's Callimacijus a masterly collection of the fragments with notes, published at Utrecht.


1701 - Married Joanna, daughter of Sir John Bernard of Brampton, Huntingdonshire.


1709 - Contributed a critical appendix to John Davies's edition of Cicero's Tusculan Disputations.


1710 - Published his emendations on the Plutus md Nubes of Aristophanes, and on the fragments of Menander and Philemon.


          - The last came out under the name of "Phileutherus Lipsiensis".


        - He received the thanks of the university, in recognition of the service thereby rendered to the church and



1742 - Died on 14th of July.





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