an Episcopal clergyman in Edinburgh, of which he was a native, best known for his "Essay on the Nature and Principles of Taste" (1757-1839).

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  • Alison, Archibald — (1757 1839)    Didactic and philosophical writer, was b. in Edinburgh and ed. at Glasgow University and Oxford. After being presented to various livings in England, A. came to Edinburgh as incumbent of St. Paul s Episcopal Chapel, where he… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Alison (surname) — The following people were or are surnamed Alison: *Archibald Alison (Scottish author), Scottish didactic and philosophical writeree also*Alison for information on the female given name *Allison for information on this similar name …   Wikipedia

  • Archibald Alison — may refer to: *Archibald Alison (author) (1757 1839), Scottish author *Sir Archibald Alison, 1st Baronet (1792 1867), English historian …   Wikipedia

  • Archibald Alison (author) — Archibald Alison (13 November 1757, Edinburgh – 17 May 1839) was a Scottish didactic and philosophical writer. He was born to Patrick Alison, Provost of Edinburgh.After studying at the University of Glasgow and at Balliol College, Oxford, he took …   Wikipedia

  • Alĭson [2] — Alĭson (spr. Ällis n), 1) Archibald, Rector von Kenley im 18. Jahrh., schr.: Essays on the Nat. and Principles of Taste, Edinb. 1790 (deutsch von Heydenreich 1792, 2 Bde.); 2) Archibald, Sohn des Vor., geb. 1792 zu Kenley, seit 1834 Sheriff von… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Alison — (spr. ällis n), 1) Sir Archibald, engl. Geschichtschreiber, geb. 29. Dez. 1792 in Kenley, gest. 23. Mai 1867, studierte in Edinburg, wurde 1814 Advokat, trat 1822 in den Staatsdienst und wurde 1834 Sheriff von Lanarkshire. Nachdem er sich durch… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Alison — *Alison, 1) Archibald, englischer Geistlicher,[791] geb. 1757, studirte in Glasgow u. Oxford u. war seit 1790 Vicar zu Kenley in Shropshire u. seit 1800 Prediger an der St. Pauls Kapelle in Edinburg, wo er 17. Mai 1839 starb; er gab Sermons… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Alison — (spr. ällĭs n), Sir Archibald, schott. Jurist und Geschichtschreiber, geb. 29. Dez. 1792 zu Kenley, seit 1834 Sheriff von Lanarkshire, gest. 23. Mai 1867; Hauptwerk: »History of Europe from the commencement of the French revolution to the… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Alison — (spr. Allisʼn), Archibald, geb. 1792, hochgeachteter schottischer Criminalist; als Geschichtschreiber berühmt durch seine »Geschichte Europas vom Anfange der franz. Revolution bis zur Restauration der Bourbonen«. Edinburg 1833–42 …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Alison Baronets — There has been one Alison Baronetcy. Alison of Possil House, Devon :Created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom 25 June 1852. * Sir Archibald Alison, 1st Baronet. * Sir Archibald Alison, 2nd Baronet. * Sir Archibald Alison, 3rd Baronet. * Sir …   Wikipedia

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