John George Robertson

John George Robertson (18 January 1867, Glasgow – 29 May 1933, London) was a philologist and professor of German language and literature.

Robertson graduated with M.A. and B.Sc. from the University of Glasgow and then Ph.D. (Promotion) from Leipzig University. From 1896 to 1903 he was a lecturer in English at the University of Strassburg. At the University of London, he became in 1903 Professor of German Language and Literature and in 1924 Director of the Department of Scandinavian Studies. He was the founding editor-in-chief of the ''Modern Language Review''. He wrote several books dealing with the literature of Germany and about a dozen articles for the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica. At the University of Oxford he delivered the 1924 Taylorian Lecture with title ''The Gods of Greece in German Poetry''.

Richardson married Ethel Florence Richardson, who became a novelist known under her pen name "Henry Handel Richardson". They met in 1889 in Leipzig where he was a doctoral student in philology and where she was a piano student. They married in Dublin on 30 December 1895. Provided by Wikipedia
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