1809–1895

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Born: Ju­ly 28, 1809, Glas­gow, Scot­land.

Died: March 2, 1895, Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land.

Buried: Dean Ce­me­te­ry, Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land.

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Biography

Blackie was ed­u­cat­ed at Mar­is­chal Col­lege, Ab­er­deen, Scot­land, and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ed­in­burgh. Af­ter stu­dy­ing in Gö­t­ting­en, Ber­lin, and Rome, Black­ie be­came a law­yer in 1834.

In 1839, he be­came Pro­fess­or of Hu­man­i­ty at Mar­is­chal Col­lege; in 1841, Pro­fes­sor of Lat­in at Mar­is­chal; and in 1850 Pro­fes­sor of Greek at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ed­in­burgh.

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