John Stuart Blackie(1809-1895), Classical scholar and teacher
Sitter in 14 portraits
John Stuart Blackie was a Scottish scholar. He was born in Glasgow, was educated at the New Academy and afterwards at the Marischal College in Aberdeen. After a period travelling in Europe he took a law degree at the University of Edinburgh and joined the Scottish Bar. In 1839 Blackie was appointed Professor of Humanity at Marischal College, Aberdeen and in 1860 he was appointed to the Chair of Greek at the University of Edinburgh. At Edinburgh he became a charismatic teacher and a popular lecturer on many subjects. His death was the occasion for a national day of mourning, and his funeral stopped the city of Edinburgh in its tracks.
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