Charles Morthland

Biography of Charles Morthland

Charles Morthland (d 1744) was the first Regius Professor of Oriental Languages at the University, from 1709 until his death.

Morthland studied at the Universities of Leyden and Utrecht and was an assistant master at a grammar school before his appointment to the Regius Chair. He taught mainly Hebrew, but also Chaldee, Syriac and, if there was a demand from his students, some Arabic. According to the University historian James Coutts, Morthland and Professor Alexander Dunlop lent money to the College to build new houses, and the latter supervised their construction.


Charles Morthland
Classical Scholar

Died 4 September 1744.
University Link: Professor
Occupation categories: classical scholars
Record last updated: 23rd Jul 2008

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