Andrew Ross

Biography of Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross, or Rosse (d 1751) was Professor of Humanity from 1706 to 1735.

Ross is believed to have been an alumnus of the University of Edinburgh. He conducted many of his Latin classes in English and also taught an advanced class, the private Humanity class, which subsequently became the Honours class.

During the Rectorial election of 1727, Ross and Alexander Dunlop, Professor of Greek, supported the re-election of the Master of Ross. The election was bitterly contested and it is said that it affected Ross so seriously that he became non compos mentis. However, he did not resign until 1735 after ensuring the appointment of his son George Ross as his successor, and arranging with him that he should continue to receive his University salary for the remainder of his life.


Andrew Ross
Classical Scholar

Died 1751.
University Link: Professor
Occupation categories: classical scholars
Record last updated: 7th Jul 2008

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