Ronald Montagu Burrows

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Ronald Montagu Burrows
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Born 16 August 1867
Rugby, Warwickshire, England
Died 14 May 1920
Nationality British
Fields Archaeology
Institutions Cardiff University
University of Manchester
King's College London
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford
Known for Minoan civilization

Ronald Montagu Burrows (16 August 1867 – 14 May 1920) was a British academic archaeologist who served as Principal of King's College London from 1913 to 1920.

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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Academic offices
Preceded by
Arthur Headlam
Principal of King's College London
Succeeded by
Sir Ernest Barker