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Alexander Williamson


Who is Alexander Williamson?

Alexander Williamson was a Scottish Protestant missionary to China with the London Missionary Society. He was known for his scholarship and translation work as well as founding of the Society for the Diffusion of Christian and General Knowledge Among the Chinese or the Christian Literature Society for China). He was the predecessor to Timothy Richard as head of this society.

  • also known as 韦廉臣
  • born on (186 years ago) in Falkirk
  • nationality: United Kingdom
  • education: University of Glasgow
  • profession: Missionary
  • died in (125 years ago) in Yantai
  • written works: "Journeys in north China, Manchuria, and eastern Mongolia"

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Google previewAbraham Lincoln and Robert Burns (2008)

Connected Lives and Legends by Ferenc Morton Szasz

Alexander Williamson is a much more attractive person. Born in Edinburgh to a middle-class family that fell on hard times with the death of the father, Williamson ...

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of Christian Missions (1999)

by Gerald H. Anderson

Wells Williamson, Alexander Williamson, H(enry) R(aymond) Wilson, Robert Orr ...

Google previewDictionary of National Biography: Neil-Young (1912)

by Sir Sidney Lee

chemist, born at Wandsworth on 1 May 1824, was second of three children of Alexander Williamson, originally of Elgin, who settled in London, and became a clerk in ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland (2016)

by Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates, Peter McClure

Alexander Williamson, 1463 in Scotland Calendar (Aberdeen); Thomas Williamson, 1528 in Great Seal of Scotland (Saint Andrews, Fife).

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