Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Alexander Ross, Hugh Ross, Thomas Ross
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Alexander Ross (d. 1654), Hugh Ross (d. 1649) and Thomas Ross (d. 1675) (also rendered Rosse), all members of the Scottish clan Ross, have each been identified as translator and editor of the first English version of the Qur’an, the 1649 translation of André du Ryer’s French translation. Alexander Ross’s authorship of the appendix, ‘A needful caveat’, which bears his na…

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Bennett, Clinton, “Alexander Ross, Hugh Ross, Thomas Ross”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 09 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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