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John Stuart Blackie (1809–1895)

Blackie, John Stuart. A Scottish author; born in Glasgow in July 1809; died in Edinburgh, March 2, 1895. He received his education in Edinburgh, Göttingen, Berlin, and Rome; was professor of Greek in Edinburgh University from 1852 till 1882, and continued to write and lecture till his death. He was one of the most important men of his day; promoted educational reform, and championed Scottish nationality. He advocated preserving the Gaelic language, and by his own efforts founded a Celtic chair in Edinburgh University. His books include translations from the Greek and German; moral and religious and other philosophy; ‘Lays of the Highlands and Islands’ (1872); ‘Self-Culture’ (1874); ‘Language and Literature of the Scottish Highlands’ (1875); ‘Altavona: Fact and Fiction from my Life in the Highlands’ (1882); ‘Wisdom of Goethe’ (1883); ‘Life of Burns’ (1888); ‘Essays on Subjects of Moral and Social Interest’; and ‘A Song of Heroes’ (1890).