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John Cramer (priest)

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Nationality  British
Name  John Cramer
Alma mater  Christ Church, Oxford
Role  Priest

Occupation  Historian
Successor  Henry Halford Vaughan
Term  1842-1848
Predecessor  Thomas Arnold
John Cramer (priest)
Born  1793Mitlodi, Switzerland
Died  August 24, 1848, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Titles  Regius Professor of History
Books  A Geographical and Historical Description of Ancient Italy: With a Map and a Plan of Rome
Education  Christ Church, Oxford, Westminster School

John Antony Cramer (1793 – 24 August 1848), English classical scholar and geographer, was born at Mitlödi in Switzerland.



He was educated at Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford. He resided in Oxford till 1844, during which time he held many important offices, being public orator, principal of New Inn Hall (1831–1847) (which he rebuilt at his own expense in 1833), and Regius Professor of Modern History from 1842 until 1848. In 1844 he was appointed to the deanery of Carlisle Cathedral, which he held until his death at Scarborough on 24 August 1848.


His works include:

  • A Dissertation on the Passage of Hannibal over the Alps, published with his cousin, Henry Lewis Wickham (2nd ed., 1828).
  • geographical and historical descriptions of Ancient Italy (1826)
  • Ancient Greece (1828)
  • Asia Minor (1832)
  • Travels of Nicander Nucius of Corcyra traveller of the 16th century in England (1841)
  • Catenae Graecorum Patrum in Novum Testamentum (1838–1844)
  • Anecdota Graeca e codd. manuscriptis bibliothecarum oxoniensium (4 vols, 1835-1837)
  • Anecdota Graeca (from the manuscripts of the royal library in Paris, 4 vols, 1839–1841).
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