CUNNINGHAM, ALEXANDER (c. Scottish classical scholar and critic, was born in Ayrshire. It is probable that he completed his education at Leyden or Utrecht. He was tutor to the son of the first duke of Queensberry, through whose influence he was appointed professor of civil law in the University of Edinburgh until 171o, when he left England for The Hague, where he resided until his death. He is chiefly known for his edition of Horace (17 2I) with notes, mostly critical, which in cluded a volume of Animadversiones upon Richard Bentley's notes and emendations. Cunningham also edited the works of Virgil and Phaedrus (together with the Sententiae of Publilius Syrus and others).