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James Henthorn Todd

(1805—1869) biblical scholar


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(1805–1869), scholar. Born in Dublin and educated at TCD. In 1840 he founded the Irish Archaeological Society with Eugene O'Curry and others. Todd became Regius Professor of Greek in 1849, TCD Librarian in 1852, and then was President of the RIA, 1856–62. His St. Patrick Apostle of Ireland (1864) draws upon classical sources, early Irish saints' lives, and Gaelic historiography to describe his mission.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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