Born: April 23, 1828, Dublin, Ireland.
Died: November 30, 1892, Cambridge, England.
Buried: Mill Road Cemetery, Cambridge, England.
Hort was educated at Rugby School and Trinity College, Cambridge (BA in first Classical Tripos 1850, and in the Moral Science Tripos and Natural Science Tripos, 1851).
In 1854, in conjunction with J. E. B. Mayor and Lightfoot, he established the Journal of Classical and Sacred Philology.
In 1857 he married, and accepted the college living of St. Ippolyts, near Hitchin, Hertfordshire, where he served 15 years.
In 1872, he accepted a fellowship and lectureship at Emmanuel College, Cambridge; in 1878 he was made Hulsean professor of divinity, and in 1887 Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity.