Born: March 25, 1725, Nottingham, England.
Died: October 8, 1795.
Buried: Bunhill Fields, London, England.
Andrew was the son of Robert Kippis, a silk hosier.
He attended school at Sleaford, Lincolnshire, then, at age 16, the Dissenting Academy at Northampton, where Philip Doddridge was president.
In 1746, Kippis became minister of a church at Boston; in 1750 he moved to Dorking, Surrey; and in 1753 he became pastor of the Presbyterian congregation at Princes Street Chapel, Westminster, where he remained until his death.
Kippis was a classical tutor at the Hoxton Academy (1763–84), and later at the New College at Hackney.
In 1778, he was elected a fellow of the Antiquarian Society, and a fellow of the Royal Society in 1779.
He contributed to the Gentleman’s Magazine and the Monthly Review, founded the New Annual Register, and edited five volumes of a new edition of the Biographia Britannica, a work begun in 1778 and interrupted by his death.
His other works include: