George Lyman Kittredge Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


George Lyman Kittredge

Birthday :

February 28, 1860

Died On :

July 23, 1941

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Birth Place :

Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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American Academic and literary scholar George Lyman Kittredge was born on the 28 February 1860 in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States.


George Lyman Kittredge was a pupil at The Roxbury Latin School before graduating from Harvard University.

Rise to Fame

After graduating from Harvard University in 1882, George Lyman Kittredge took up a position teaching Latin at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire where he remained until 1888.


In 1888, George Lyman Kittredge joined the teaching staff at Harvard University and remained there for the rest of his career. Between 1917 and his retirement in 1936, Kittredge was the Gurney Professor of English at Harvard University.


Publications include Words and Their Ways in English Speech (1901), Chaucer and His Poetry (1915), A Study of Gawain and the Green Knight (1916),), Witchcraft in Old and New England (1929) and The Complete Works of Shakespeare (1936).

Personal Life

George Lyman Kittredge died on the  23 July 1941 at Barnstable, Massachusetts in the United States.

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