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Victor Frederick Dixon

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Victor Frederick Dixon

Rathmines, Dublin

Victor Frederick Dixon, Professor Emeritus of Spanish at Trinity College Dublin, of Rathmines, Dublin and formerly of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, and Manchester. Peacefully in his sleep on Monday, 8th July 2024 in his 93rd year.


Having received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, Victor taught at the University of St. Andrews, the University of Manchester, and Adelphi University in New York before being appointed to the Chair at Trinity in 1974. His scholarship focused on seventeenth-century Spanish theatre, especially the works of Lope de Vega, as well as the modern playwright, Antonio Buero Vallejo.


Victor is survived by his wife, Dr. Sylvia Finley, son Terry, daughter Corinna, her husband Michael, Terry’s partner Helen, and his grandchildren, India, Lizzie, Arianna and Naoise. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Ros. He is deeply missed by his family, friends and colleagues.


Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village on Friday, 12th July from 1:30p.m – 2.30p.m followed by Removal for a celebration of Victor’s life to the Garden Chapel, Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross at 3:00p.m followed by a cremation.


To view the Cremation service, please click here.


Family flowers only please.


You are welcome to leave a private message of condolence for Victor’s family here or alternatively on the condolence section below.


All enquiries to Massey Bros., Templeogue on (01) 490 7601.


Date Published:

Wednesday 10th July 2024

Date of Death:

Monday 8th July 2024

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