Lort, Michael, 1725-1790Alternative names
Epithet: Dr; of Add MS 12527
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Epithet: Prebendary of St Paul's 1780; antiquary
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Cambridge University's history can be dated back to the early thirteenth century, when scholars congregated in the city for the purpose of study. The first college, Peterhouse, was established in 1284.
Michael Lort (1725-1790), antiquary, entered Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1743, and became a Senior Fellow in 1768. He was Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge, 1759-1771, and was made a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1755, and a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1766. He became a Prebendary of St Paul's in 1780. Lort died on 5 November 1790.
From the guide to the Project for the Government of Cambridge University, c. 1768 (copy of original of c. 1601), (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)
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