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Ronald Montagu Burrows
16 August 1867
Rugby, Warwickshire, England
|Died||14 May 1920 (aged 52)|
|Alma mater||Christ Church, Oxford|
|Known for||Minoan civilization|
He began is academic career as an assistant to the Professor of Greek at the University of Glasgow from 1891 to 1897. He was then appointed Professor of Greek at University College, Cardiff, where he taught from 1898 until 1908. He was Hulme Professor of Greek at the University of Manchester between 1908 and 1913. In 1913, he was appointed 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 involved in bringing Greece into the First World War as a political and military ally of Britain.
- "Burrows, Ronald Montagu (1867–1920), classical scholar and university principal". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. 23 September 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-37248. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
- George Glasgow, Ronald Burrows: a memoir. London, 1924.
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