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Commemorative Plaques Record Details

William Robertson Smith (1846 - 1894)

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Location : Former Christ’s College, Alford Place

Area : Central Aberdeen

Plaque Type : Yellow

About William Robertson Smith : Theologian and Semitic Scholar. Born in Keig Aberdeenshire, he studied at Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Bonn. He became Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at the Free Church College Aberdeen, 1870-1881 and was appointed Professor of Arabic at Cambridge in 1883. He is also remembered as Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopaedia Britannica 1881-1888.