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John Josias Conybeare

John Josias Conybeare English physician

English physician
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro English physician
Countries United Kingdom
Occupations Physician
Type Healthcare
Gender male
Birth 13 December 1888
Death 6 January 1967
Star sign SagittariusSagittarius
Family
Father: Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare
The details
Biography

John Josias Conybeare (1779–1824), the elder brother of William Daniel Conybeare, was a scholar of Anglo-Saxon. He was an accomplished scholar, and studied at Christ Church, Oxford. He became vicar of Batheaston, and was Rawlinsonian Professor of Anglo-Saxon (1808–1812), and afterwards Professor of Poetry (1812–1821), at the University of Oxford.

Works

He published a translation of Beowulf in English and Latin verse (1814), but is particularly noted for his posthumously published 1826 Illustrations of Anglo-Saxon Poetry.

Like his brother, he was a student of geology and communicated papers to the Annals of Philosophy and the Transactions of the Geological Society of London (Obituary in Ann. Phil. vol. viii., Sept. 1824, p. 162.)

He gave the Bampton Lectures at Oxford in 1824. These were published posthumously (also in 1824) as An attempt to trace the History and ascertain the Limits of the Secondary and Spiritual Interpretation of Scripture.

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