Alexander Ross (writer)

Scottish writer and controversialist

Alexander Ross (c. 1590–1654) was a Scottish writer. He wrote many books. One of his most important works was complete translation of the Qur'an into English.[1]

Alexander Ross
Alexander Ross, 1653 engraving by Pierre Lombart.
Alexander Ross, 1653 engraving by Pierre Lombart.
Bornc. 1590
Aberdeen, Scotland
Died1654 (aged 63–64)
Bramshill, Hampshire, England
OccupationClergyman, translator
Alma materKing's College, Aberdeen
Notable worksThe Alcoran of Mahomet (the Qur'an), translated into English

He was vicar of St. Mary's Church, Carisbrooke in the Isle of Wight from 1634 to his death.


  1. "From scholarship, sailors and sects to the mills and the mosques". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. 2002-06-18. Retrieved 2008-04-22.