1877 – Born on April 15th in Thurso, Caithness, Scotland. Scottish rationalistic moral philosopher and critic of utilitarianism who proposed a form of “cognitivist nondefinitism” based on intuitional knowledge rather than “naturalism”.
1902 – Ross’s notable academic and public career included his rise from lecturer to provost at Oriel College.
1908 – Schooled in the classics at the University of Edinburgh and Balliol College, Oxford, Ross gained recognition as an Aristotelian scholar by editing the Oxford English translations of Aristotle.
– He translated the Metaphysics and Ethica Nicomachea himself.
1938 – He was knighted for outstanding munitions work during World War I.
1941 – Appointed as vice-chancellor of Oxford University.
1947 – Became the president of the Union Académique Internationale.
– Was the Chairman of the Royal Commission on the Press.
1954 – Among his writings are Aristotle, The Right and the Good, Foundations of Ethics, Plato’s Theory of Ideas, and Kant’s Ethical Theory.
1971 – Died on May 5th.