Reading Peter Ludlow's article on descriptions, it's clear to me that descriptions can be interpreted, found or considered in 3 different ways. They can be seen as quantificational, referential or predicational expressions. This division applies both to definite and indefinite descriptions.
However, the article isn't quite clear on how the 3 approaches arose. If Russell was, of course, the mind behind the quantificational approach, it remains vague who were responsible for the others.
How did the 3 different approaches come about?
What are some examples of propositions expressing the 3 different interpretations?
When and who were the first ones who proposed each interpretation?
Ludlow, Peter, "Descriptions", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2018 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/sum2018/entries/descriptions/.