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James Burnett, Lord Monboddo

1714 - 26 May 1799

A Scottish judge, scholar of linguistic evolution, philosopher and deist. He is most famous today as a founder of modern comparative historical linguistics (Wikipedia).

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March 27, 2017 Edited by Agnes Reid Very brief bio & Wikipedia link added
June 7, 2012 Edited by VacuumBot Removed period from death date
April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user initial import