Manly, John Matthews

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Manly, John Matthews Gender: M
born on 2 September 1865 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Sumter, Alabama, 33n21, 87w08
Timezone LMT m87w08 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 10°25' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 04°38 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 13°05'


American professor of English literature and philology at the University of Chicago. Manly specialized in the study of the works of William Shakespeare and Geoffrey Chaucer. His eight-volume work, The Text of the Canterbury Tales (1940), written in collaboration with his former student Edith Rickert, has been cited as a definitive study of Chaucer's works. He died on 2 April 1940, aged 74.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "The Diary of Dr. Basil Manly, 1858-1867," part 5, Alabama Review 5 (April 1952), p. 147: "A fresh instance of God's goodness! His son, John Matthews Manly, was born at 5 o'clock, P.M. Sat. Sept. 2nd /65. in Sumter Co...." Wikipedia incorrectly gives place of birth as Virginia.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Linguist (Philology)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction