Ralph Widdrington (academic)

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Ralph Widdrington (died 1688) was Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge University.

He was a member of a junior branch of an ancient Northumbrian family and was distantly related to William, Lord Widdrington. He was a younger brother of Sir Thomas Widdrington and Henry Widdrington.

He was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge,[1] where he made the acquaintance of John Milton. In 1654, he was appointed Regius Professor of Greek and in 1673, Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity.[2]


  1. ^ "Widdrington, Ralph (WDRN632R)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Widdrington, Barons". Encyclopædia Britannica. 28 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 620.