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Peile, John

PEILE, JOHN (1838-1910), English philologist, was born at Whitehaven on the 24th of April 1838. He" was educated at Repton and Christ's College, Cambridge. After a distinguished career (Craven scholar, senior classic and chancellor's medallist), he became fellow and tutor of his college, reader of comparative philology in the university (1884-1891), and in 1887 was elected master of Christ's. He took a great interest in the higher education of women and became president of Newnham College. He was the first to introduce the great philological works of George Curtius and Wilhelm Corssen to the English student in his Introduction to Greek and Latin Etymology (1869). He died at Cambridge on the Qth of October 1910, leaving practically completed his exhaustive history of Christ's College.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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