Arthur James Grant

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The grave of Prof. Arthur James Grant and his wife in St Chad's Church, Far Headingley, Leeds

Arthur James Grant (21 June 1862 – 24 May 1948) was an English historian.[1]


Born in Farlesthorpe, Grant was the son of Samuel Grant. He was educated at Boston Grammar School and King's College, Cambridge where he graduated BA in Classics in 1884.[2] He became a University Extension lecturer.

In 1901 he married Edith Radford (1863–1929).[1]

He died in Headingley and is buried at St Chad's Church, Far Headingley, Leeds.

Academic career[edit]

Grant was appointed Professor of History at the Yorkshire College, Leeds, which became the University of Leeds in 1904. Upon his retirement from the professorship in 1927 a drypoint portrait was executed by the artist Malcolm Osborne[3] From 1930 to 1932 he was Professor of Modern History at the University of Egypt, Cairo.[2]


  • Greece in the Age of Pericles, 1893
  • The French Monarchy (1483-1789), 1900
  • English Historians, 1906
  • (with H. V. Temperley) Europe in the Nineteenth Century, 1927
  • A History of Europe from 1494 to 1610, 1931
  • The Huguenots, 1935


  1. ^ a b 'GRANT, Arthur James', Who Was Who
  2. ^ a b "Grant, Arthur James (GRNT880AJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ "Arthur James Grant". Retrieved 27 June 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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