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Wedderburn, David

Record IDcnp01174354
Biographical Data1580 - 1646
Last Edit2014-09-16

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Scottish classical scholar, Latin grammarian, philologist, and poet. Baptised in the parish church of Aberdeen, 1580, eldest son of William Wedderburn, a burgess of Aberdeen. Some confusion as to where he completed his education, possibly Marischal Coll. or St Andrews. Master at the grammar school in Aberdeen April 1602, resigned to pursue a clerical vocation but returned 1603-40. Granted professorship at Marischal Coll., 1614-24, resigned to raise standards in the grammar school. Appointed humanist at King's Coll., 1619. Poet laureate of Aberdeen, and awarded freedom of the city, 1620. Composed many Latin poems but best known for his work Short Introduction to Grammar, first published 1632, which became a standard text in grammar schools in Scotland. Also produced his Institutiones grammaticae and Vocabula. Given freedom of Dundee 1632. Died Aberdeen, 1646.
Schottischer Altphilologe und Dichter

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Further Biographical Databap. 1580, d.1646
ActivityPhilologe (gnd)
Schriftsteller (gnd)
Geographic NoteGB (iso3166)


HeadingWedderburn, David
used in: The University of Aberdeen Library
Wedderburn, David
used in: Personal Names Authority File (PND), Germany
Variant NameWedderburnus, David
Wedderburnus, Davidus


Found inLOC. — DNB. — King's Fasti 46. — Marischal Fasti 63, 185. — LCAuth. — WBIS
Imprint SourcesA short introduction to grammar. - 1632
Abredonia atrata, sub obitum Jacobi VI.. - 1625
In obitu sumae spei principis Henrici lessus. - 1613
Institutiones grammaticae. - 1633
Persius Flaccus, Aulus: Persius. - 1664
Persius Flaccus, Aulus: Satyrae sex. - 1664
Vivat rex, seu proseuktikon pro incolumitate Caroli. - 1633


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