John William Mackail

Aug 26, 1859 - Dec 13, 1945

John William Mackail OM was a Scottish academic of Oxford University and reformer of the British education system.
He is most often remembered as a scholar of Virgil or as the official biographer of the socialist artist William Morris, of whom he was a friend.
Mackail was Oxford Professor of Poetry from 1906 to 1911, and President of the British Academy from 1932 to 1936.
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