Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 27 February 2021

Duncan, Williamlocked

  • John Westby-Gibson
  • , revised by Patrick Bullard


Duncan, William (1717–1760), natural philosopher and classicist, elder son of William Duncan, an Aberdeen tradesman, and his wife, Euphemia Kirkwood, daughter of a wealthy farmer in Haddingtonshire, was born in Aberdeen in July 1717. He had several sisters and a younger brother, John...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription

J. Nichols, , 9 vols. (1812–16); facs. repr. (1966)
British Library, London