Lyell, Charles

Education

Student United College 1785-1786 Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov. 1786-1787 Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov.; Ethics; Log. (Secondar).

Chancellor’s prize, Common Greek class, 1786, M.Phil. 1787.

Birth/childhood

Born 7.3.1769 only son of Charles Lyell of Kinnordy and Mary J.M. Beale, A history of the burgh and parochial schools of Fife. Unpublished appendices to Edinburgh University PhD thesis. .

Career

Also at Cambridge University - Matriculated 1787. B.A. 1791, M.A. 1794.

Fellow of Peterhouse, 1795.

Botanist and student of Dante. Father of Sir Charles Lyell, geologist.

Publications

The canzoniere of Dante Alighieri....translated by Charles Lyell. (London: John Murray, 1835)

Death

Died at Kinnordy 8.11.1849.

Sources

  • UYUC400:13.4.1786, 3.5.1787
  • J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses
  • DNB
  • Annual Register 1849 p284