Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Conington, John, scholar, was born in 1825 at Boston in Lincolnshire. Educated at Rugby under Dr. Arnold and Dr. Tait, he was elected scholar of Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1843, and of University College in 1846, where in 1848 he was elected to a Fellowship. He chiefly devoted himself to English editions of the classical texts, the chief of which was his Virgil, published in 1861-68. He also rendered the Odes of Horace and the AEneid into verse. He died in 1869, having held the appointment of Corpus Professor of Latin since 1854, the year of its foundation.