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Louis Claude Purser

Louis Claude Purser (28 September 1854 in Abbeyside – 20 March 1932 in Dublin) was an Irish classical scholar.[1]

Purser was educated in Dublin, Midleton College, Cork and Portora Royal School, Enniskillen where a fellow pupil and student of classics was Oscar Wilde. [2]

In 1897 Purser was appointed Professor of Latin at Trinity College, Dublin. He collaborated with Dr. Robert Yelverton Tyrrell on the translation of the letters of Cicero.

He was the brother of the noted Irish artist Sarah Purser. He is buried at Mount Jerome Cemetery.