FM Cornford

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Birthday
27, 1874
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 3, 1943 (68)
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Birthday
27, 1874
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 3, 1943 (68)

About

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.

Trivia

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.

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