William Wotton Writer

William Wotton (13 August 1666 – 13 February 1727) was an English scholar, chiefly remembered for his remarkable abilities in learning languages and for his involvement in the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns. In Wales he is remembered as the collector and first translator of the ancient Welsh laws. William Wotton was the second son of the Rev. Henry Wotton, rector of Wrentham, Suffolk. He was a child prodigy who could read verses from the Bible in English, Latin, Greek and Hebrew before he was six. In April 1676, when he was not yet ten years old, he was sent to Catharine Hall, Cambridge, and graduated in 1679. By this time Wotton had acquired Arabic, Syriac, and Chaldee, as well as a knowledge of logic, philosophy, mathematics, geography, chronology, and history. His parents died whilst he was still at Cambridge, and as a teenager he was taken into the household of Gilbert Burnet, later bishop of Salisbury. He was awarded a fellowship at St John's College, from where he obtained an M.A. in 1683 and a B.D. in 1691. In 1686 he was appointed curate of Brimpton in Berkshire and the following year he was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 13th, 1666
Date of death
February 13th, 1727 at age of 60
Place of death
Buxted

Education

1. St John's College, Cambridge Colleges/University

St John's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. The college's alumni include nine Nobel Prize winners, six Prime Ministers, three archbishops, at least two princes, and three Saints.

Founded
1511
Headquarters
St John's Street, CB2 1TP - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Undergraduates
2012. 569
Postgraduates
2012. 337
Local tuition
2014. 4 K £
2011. 3.38 K £
Official web page www.joh.cam.ac.uk
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended St John's College, Cambridge connected by profession and/or age

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2. St Catharine's College, Cambridge Colleges/University

St Catharine’s College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. Founded in 1473, the college is often referred to informally by the nickname "Catz". The college is located in the historic city-centre of Cambridge, and lies just south of King's College. The college is notable for its open court (rather than closed quadrangle) that faces towards Trumpington Street.

Endowment
2011. 40 mil. £
Headquarters
Trumpington Street, Cambridge City Centre, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Official web page www.caths.cam.ac.uk
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended St Catharine's College, Cambridge connected by profession and/or age

b. 1678., Writer
b. 1647., Writer
b. 1510., Writer
b. 1964., Writer
b. 1676., Writer
b. 1750., Writer
b. 1628., Writer
b. 1967., Writer

Written work

1.Reflections upon ancient and modern learning

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1705. at London

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