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Sir William Stirling-Maxwell (1818–1878)

Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir (stėr’ling-maks’wel). A Scottish biographer and art critic; born near Glasgow, 1818; died at Venice, Jan. 15, 1878. He was Member of Parliament, 1852–78; rector of the University of St. Andrews, 1863; of that of Glasgow, 1872; chancellor of the latter, 1875. He wrote the valuable works: ‘Annals of the Artists of Spain’ (3 vols., 1848); ‘Cloister Life of Charles V.’ (1852); ‘Velasquez and his Works’ (1855); and others.