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CodeNA15940
Dates1718-1800
Person NameBlair; Hugh (1718-1800); minister and professor of Rhetoric
SurnameBlair
ForenamesHugh
Epithetminister and professor of Rhetoric
ActivityHugh Blair was born in Edinburgh in 1718. He graduated M.A. from the University of Edinburgh in 1739 and began a career in the church being appointed minister of Collessie in Fife (1742), the Canongate (1743 - 1754), Lady Yester’s (1754 - 1758) and the High Church (1758) all Edinburgh. He was appointed Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Edinburgh in 1760 and Regius Professor of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, 1762 - 1783. He died in 1800.
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