Robert Lowth (November 27, 1710 - November 03, 1787)
Born: 27th November, 1710
Died: 3rd November, 1787
Nationality: English bishop
Region: Winchester, England, London
Notable works: poetry, Hebrew literature

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Robert Lowth, also spelled Robert Louth, (born Nov. 27, 1710, Winchester, Hampshire--died Nov. 3, 1787, London), Church of England bishop of London (appointed 1777) and literary scholar. During his Oxford professorship (1741-50) he was noted for his analyses and commentaries on Hebrew poetry, later published as De sacra poesi Hebraeorum (1753; Eng. trans., Lectures on Hebrew Poetry, 1787). As bishop, he eradicated abuses of the clergy in political and financial matters and declined (1783) to be named archbishop of Canterbury. His writings include Life of William of Wykeham (1758); A Short Introduction to English Grammar (1762); and Sermons and Other Remains (1834).

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