Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary

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Ferguson, Adam
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Scottish historian and philosopher. Born Logierait, Atholl (Perthshire) 20. 6. 1723, died St. Andrews 22. 2. 1816. School at Logierait and Perth. Studied theology at St. Andrews and Edinburgh; 1742 Master of Arts at St. Andrews. 1745 granted a licence to serve as minister of the Church of Scotland; 1745–1754 army chaplain; 1757/58 librarian of the Advocates’ Library in Edinburgh. 1759 prof. of natural philosophy there; 1764 prof. of pneumatics an…

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Kuhn-Chen, Barbara, “Ferguson, Adam”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00226>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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