Mr. E. G. GARDNER, Lia.D
The funeral requiem for Dr. E. G. Gardner took place at Sr. Edward's church, Golders Green, on Wednesday last week.
Dr. Gardner was professor of Italian in the University of London from 1923 to 1934, and in the University of Manchester from 1919 to 1923. At both universities he was the first holder of the chair of Italian.
He was born in 1869, was the eldest son of the late Mr. John Gardner, of the Stock Exchange, and was educated at Beaumont and at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. At first he was intended for the medical profession but he abandoned it for Italian literature and history, He became one of the foremost of modern authorities on Dante. and did much research work in Italian. in archives, mysticism and philology. In 19:1 he was made a commander of the Order of the Crown of Italy and in 1922 the British Academy Serena medallist. In 1925 he was elected a fellow of the Academy.
His works include Italy, a Companion to Italian Studies, Dante's Ten Heavens, St. Catherine of Siena. Dante and the Mystics, and St. Francis and the Birds. He edited various works of St. Gregory and St. Bernard, and also some of those of Baron F. von Hiegel, of whom he was a personal friend.
Memoir on p. 15.