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James Burnet, Lord Monboddo (1714–1799)

Monboddo, James Burnet, Lord (mon-bod’do). A distinguished Scottish judge and philosophical writer; born at Monboddo, 1714; died at Edinburgh, May 26, 1799. He wrote: ‘Dissertation on Language’ (6 vols., 1773–92), and ‘Ancient Metaphysics’ (6 vols., 1779–99); both works upholding the theory that the human race was developed from simian stock.