Wood, Robert
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British private scholar and politician. Born Riverstown Castle (near Dublin) 1716 or 1717, died Putney (London) 9. 9. 1771. 1730–1732 (?) at Univ. of Glasgow; 1738 at Univ. of Padua. Thereafter various tours of the Mediterranean and Europe. 1756–1763 and 1768–1770 Under-Secretary of State. From 1761 Member of Parliament.

Career, works and influence

W., the son of a Presbyterian pastor, studied in Glasgow and Padua and in 1742 and 1743 undertook his first extended tours of the eastern Medite…

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Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther, “Wood, Robert”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00762>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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