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Blair, Hugh

Born: 1718 AD
Died: 1800 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Clergymen, Critics

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Scottish critic and Presbyterian clergyman

 

1718 - Born on the 7th of April in Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

1741 - Blair received his license as a Presbyterian preacher.

 

1743 - Elected as the second charge of the Church of Canongate.

 

1754 - Appointed to the charge of Lady Yester's Church.

 

1757 - Presented with an honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity by the Church of St. Andrews.

 

1758 - Promoted to the High Church of St. Giles.

 

Blair appointed the first Regius Chair of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres by George III.

 

1763 - Blair published A Critical Dissertation on the Poems of Ossian.

 

1777 - Published the first of his five volume series Sermons.

 

1783 - Retired as Chair of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres at the University of Edinburgh.

 

1800 - Hugh Blair died on 27th of December.

 

Defended authenticity of James Macpherson's poems attributed to Ossian.

 

 

 


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