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Home, Henry (Lord Kames)

Born: 1696 AD
Died: 1782 AD, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Jurist, Lawyers


1696 - Henry Home was the son of George Home of Kames.

1712 - Henry Home was tutored at home until his 16th year, first by clergyman John Wingate and later by a Mr. Anderson who taught him Greek, Latin, mathematics, and physics.

         - He was apprenticed to a Writer to the Signet (a high-ranking solicitor).

1723 - He became an advocate, despite not having received any formal education in law.

1728-1741 - Lord Kames was the author of numerous works, including the legal writings Remarkable Decisions of the Court of Session" and "Dictionary of the Decisions of the Court of Session".

1751 - Wrote the philosophical works "Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion".

1752 - Appointed judge in the Scottish Court of Sessions, as Lord Kames.

1760 - He wrote the "Principles of Equity".

1761 - He wrote "An Introduction to the Art of Thinking" and "Elements of Criticism".

1763 - Appointed as Lord of Justiciary (judge in the criminal court). He helped establish the Royal Society of Scotland, but didn't live to see it being officially formed.

1774 - Wrote "Sketches of the History of Man".

1782 - He died on December 27th.


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