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Alexander John Ellis


Who is Alexander John Ellis?

Alexander John Ellis, FRS was an English mathematician and philologist. He changed his name from his father's name Sharpe to his mother's maiden name Ellis in 1825, as a condition of receiving significant financial support from a relative on his mother's side. He is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery, London.

  • also known as Alexander J. Ellis
  • born on (201 years ago) in Hoxton
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  • died on (125 years ago) in Kensington
  • written works: "Ae primur", "English Dialects, Their Sounds And Homes", "The English, Dionysian, and Hellenic pronunciations of Greek", "The history of musical pitch", "On Early English Pronunciation", "The only English proclamation of Henry III", "A plea for phonotypy and phonography", "Practical hints on the quantitative pronunciation of Latin", "Pronunciation for Singers", "Speech in Song", "Studies in the history of musical pitch"

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Google previewHarvard Dictionary of Music (1969)

by Willi Apel

In 1884-85 the British mathematician and philologist, Alexander John Ellis, aided by A. J. ...

Google previewDictionary of Media and Communication Studies (2006)

by James Watson, Anne Hill

co-inventor of teleg- raphy, and also Alexander John Ellis, an expert in sound. Ellis showed Bell that the vibration of a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (2011)

by Norbert M. Seel

Guido Adler was acknowledged as adding the adjective “comparative” to the term “musicology” in an 1885 publication to describe the work of scholars such as Alexander John Ellis, who compared musical scales cross-culturally in the ...

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