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Herbert Butterfield

Born: 7-Oct-1900
Birthplace: Oxenhope, Yorkshire, England
Died: 20-Jul-1979
Location of death: Sawston, Cambridgeshire, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: England
Executive summary: The Whig Interpretation of History

Wife: Edith Joyce Crawshaw (m. 1929, three children)

    High School: Trade and Grammar School, Keighley
    University: MA, Cambridge University (1926)
    Fellow: Cambridge University (1928-79)
    Master: Peterhouse College, Cambridge University (1955-68)
    Vice Chancellor: Peterhouse College, Cambridge University (1959-61)
    Professor: Modern History, Peterhouse College, Cambridge University (1963-68)

    Knighthood 1968

Author of books:
The Whig Interpretation of History (1931, history)
The Origins of Modern Science, 1300-1800 (1951, history of science)

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