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Robert Browning

historian

Robert Browning was British educator. Recipient Alexander S. Onassis Gold medal for distinction in Hellenic studies New York University, 1990, Gold medal City of Athens, 1994.

Background

Browning, Robert was born on January 15, 1914 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. Son of Alexander Martin and Jean Murray (Miller) Browning.

Education

Master of Arts in Classics, Glasgow University, 1935. Master of Arts in Literae Humaniores, Oxford University, 1939. Doctor of Letters, University Birmingham, 1980.

Doctorate (honorary), University Athens, 1988. Doctorate (honorary), University Ioannina, 1996.

Career

Served in army 1939-1946. Lecturer, University College London 1947-1955, Reader 1955-1965. Professor, of Classics and Ancient History, Birkbeck College, University of London 1965-1981, Emeritus Professor 1981 -.

President Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies 1974-1977. Fellow of Dumbarton Oaks. Washington D.C., United States of America 1973-1974, 1982, since 1983(91).

Chairman British Committee the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles since 1982, National Trust for Greece since 1985. Vice-President Association Institute des Etudes Byzantines since 1981. Honorary Doctor of Letters (Birmingham) 1980, Honorary Doctor (Athens) 1988.

Correspondent.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author many books and articles on Byzantine language, literature, history.

Membership

Chairman National Trust for Greece, London, since 1983. Major British Army, 1939-1946. Fellow British Academy.

Member Society for Promotion of Hellenic Studies (president 1974-1977), Association International Etudes Byzantines (vice president 1981), Athens Academy (correspondent).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading, learning languages.

Connections

Married Galina Chichekova, January 27, 1946 (divorced March 1972). Children: Tamara Helen, Anna Margaret (deceased). Married Ruth Gresh Browning, July 1, 1972.

father:
Alexander Martin Browning

mother:
Jean Murray (Miller) Browning

spouse:
Galina Chichekova

spouse:
Ruth Gresh Browning

child:
Tamara Helen Browning

child:
Anna Margaret Browning (deceased)