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CodeNA9458
Dates1871-1955
Person NameDawkins; Professor; Richard McGillivray (1871-1955); Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature, Oxford
SurnameDawkins
ForenamesRichard McGillivray
PreTitleProfessor
EpithetProfessor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature, Oxford
ActivityThe son of a Rear Admiral, Richard Dawkins was born in 1871 and educated at Marlborough and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He was made a Fellow in 1904 and an honorary Fellow in 1922, and was also Director of the British School in Athens from 1906 to 1914. During the First World War he served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as temporary lieutenant. In 1920 he was appointed to the Bywater and Sotheby Chair of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature at Oxford, an appointment he held until 1939. He published works on the modern history of Greece, and also wrote a biography of Norman Douglas, published in 1952: he sometimes used his first names as a pseudonym. He retired to Wales, and died in 1955.
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