Butler, Samuel Dd
Butler, Samuel D.D., an English scholar and prelate, was born at Kenilworth 1774, and was educated at St. John's Colleare, Cambridge, where he became fellow in 1797. In 1798 he was made head master of Shrewsbury School, where his scholarship and skill made him eminent as an instructor. The senate of Cambridge appointed him to prepare a complete edition of AEschylus, which was published in 4 vols. 8vo (1809-1816). In 1811 he was made D.D. at Cambridge; in 1836 he was appointed bishop of Litchfield. He published a number of books in classics, and his Classical Geography and Atlas continues to this day to be a standard work. — Hoefer, Biog. Generale, 7, 906; Allibone, Dict. of Authors, 1, 315.