John William Semple Saint Lucia Scotland

Biography of John William Semple

John William Semple graduated MA from the University in 1822, becoming an Advocate at Edinburgh.

He was the son of a Glasgow merchant, Matthew Semple.

Semple translated Immanuel Kant's The Metaphysic of Ethics, published in 1836. He died at Castries, St Lucia on 17 September 1842.


Archival Materials

  • Addison, W. Innes, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow, 1728-1858, p.300


John William Semple
Died 17 September 1842.
GU Degree: MA, 1822;
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: lawyers
English snippet: Arts graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1822
Record last updated: 30th Jan 2014

Country Associations

Saint Lucia Saint Lucia, Castries
Place of Death

Scotland Scotland

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