FM Cornford


Birthday February 27, 1874

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace England

DEATH DATE Jan 3, 1943 (68)

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An English author, Classics scholar, and poet, he is particularly known for his 1907 critical work, Thucydides Mythistoricus. His other works include From Religion to Philosophy: A Study in the Origins of Western Speculation and Principium Sapientiae: The Origins of Greek Philosophical Thought.

Before Fame

He studied at St. Paul's School and Trinity College, Cambridge. He later became a professor of classical philosophy.


His full name was Francis MacDonald Cornford. Interestingly, his wife had the same name--Frances Cornford--with a different spelling.

Family Life

He married Frances Darwin Cornford. Between 1913 and 1921, the Cornfords became parents to five children.

Associated With

His wife was the granddaughter of Charles Darwin.