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John Bagnell Bury (1861 - 1927):
Classical scholar and historian


John Bagnell Bury was born in Monaghan and was educated at Foyle College, Derry and Trinity College, Dublin. He became Professor of Modern History at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1893, and at Cambridge in 1902. In 1898 he was also briefly Professor of Greek at Trinity College, Dublin and he edited Pindar and Gibbon. He was a Fellow of Bristol Academy and a Harvard Lecturer. Among his best known works are History of Rome; History of Greece; Life of St. Patrick; The Ancient Greek Historians, History of the Later Roman Empire and A History of Freedom of Thought. He edited the Cambridge Ancient History. Honours were bestowed on him by numerous universities and international learned societies.

Born: 16 October 1861
Died: 1 June 1927
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