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Regius Professor of Greek (Cambridge)

The Regius Professorship of Greek is one of the oldest professorships at the University of Cambridge. The Regius Professor chair was founded by Henry VIII in 1540 with a stipend of £40 per year, subsequently increased in 1848 by a canonry of Ely Cathedral.

Regius Professors of Greek

Official coat of arms

According to a grant of 1590, the office of Regius Professor of "Greke" at Cambridge has a coat of arms with the following blazon: Per chevron argent and sable, in chief the two Greek letters Alpha and Omega of the second, and in base a cicado (grasshopper) of the first, on a chief gules a lion passant guardant Or, charged on the side with the letter G sable. The crest has an owl.[1]

Sources

  • Concise Dictionary of National Biography
    • Cheke (to 1551), Carr, Dodington (to 1585), Downes (to 1624), Creighton (to 1639), Duport (to 1654), Widdrington, Barrow, Barnes, Fraigneau (to 1750), Francklin (to 1759), Cooke (to 1792), Dobree (to 1725)
  1. ^ A Complete Guide to Heraldry by Arthur Charles Fox-Davies (1909), pp. 587-588.

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