Osmund Airy

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1845 – 1928

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Who was Osmund Airy?

Osmund Airy was an English historian.

He was the youngest son of Sir George Biddell Airy, the Astronomer Royal. He was educated at Blackheath Proprietary School and Trinity College, Cambridge. He briefly served as an assistant at Blackheath before he joined the staff at Wellington where he stayed until 1876, when he was appointed as an Inspector of Schools. In 1904 he became a divisional inspector, retiring in 1910.

He edited Gilbert Burnet's History of His Own Time covering the reign of Charles II in two volumes.

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Born
1845
Died
1928

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on July 23, 2013

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