Ronald Montagu Burrows
|Ronald Montagu Burrows|
|Born||16 August 1867
Rugby, Warwickshire, England
|Died||14 May 1920
University of Manchester
King's College London
|Alma mater||Christ Church, Oxford|
|Known for||Minoan civilization|
He was educated at Charterhouse School and Christ Church, Oxford. He was Professor of Greek at University College, Cardiff from 1898 until 1908, and at the University of Manchester from 1908 until 1913. In 1913 he became Principal of King's College London, a post he held until his death in 1920.
Burrows was also a noted archaeologist who performed excavations in Greece at Pílos (ancient Pylos, on the Coryphasium promontory) and the nearby island of Sfaktiría. Much of this work helped to establish studies of the Minoan civilization. With Percy and Annie Ure, he undertook important excavations at Rhitsona in Boeotia, Greece.
He was also instrumental in bringing Greece into World War I as a political and military ally of Britain.
- George Glasgow, Ronald Burrows: a memoir. London, 1924.
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