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Joseph White (orientalist)

Joseph White (1745–1814) was an English orientalist and theologian, Laudian Professor of Arabic and then Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Oxford.

Edward Granville Browne

Edward Granville Browne (7 February 1862 – 5 January 1926) was a British orientalist. He published numerous articles and books, mainly in the areas of history and literature.

Robert Caesar Childers

Robert Caesar Childers (1838 – 25 July 1876) was a British Orientalist scholar, compiler of the first Pāli-English dictionary. Childers was the husband of Anna Barton of Ireland. He was the father of Irish nationalist Robert Erskine Childers and grandfather to the fourth President of Ireland, Erskine Hamilton Childers.

Arthur Henry Bleeck

Arthur Henry Bleeck’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Solomon Caesar Malan

Solomon Caesar Malan (April 22, 1812 – November 25, 1894) was a British divine and orientalist.

Richard Gombrich

Richard Francis Gombrich (born 17 July 1937) is an Indologist and scholar of Sanskrit, Pāli, and Buddhist Studies. He was the Boden Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Oxford from 1976 to 2004. He is currently Founder-President of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies. He is a past President of the Pali Text Society (1994–2002) and General Editor Emeritus of the Clay Sanskrit Library.

Nicholas Sims-Williams

Nicholas Sims-Williams (born 11 April 1949, Chatham, Kent) is a professor of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, where he is the Research Professor of Iranian and Central Asian Studies at the Department of the Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East. Sims-Williams is a scholar who specializes in Central Asian history, particularly the study of Sogdian and Bactrian languages. He is also a member of the advisory council of the Iranian Studies Journal.
Sims-Williams recently worked on a dedicatory Sogdian inscription, dated to the 1st-3rd centuries CE, that was discovered at Kultobe in Kazakhstan. It alludes to military operations of the principal towns of Sogdiana against the nomads in the north. The inscription tends to confirm the confederational organization of the Kangju state and its various allies that was known previously from the Chinese texts.

Nathaniel Bland

Nathaniel Bland (formerly Crumpe) (1803 – 10 August 1865 ) was an English first-class cricketer active 1836–41 who played for Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). He was born in Liverpool and died in Homburg. He appeared in two first-class matches. Bland was a Persian language scholar at Oxford.

Kanan Makiya

Kanan Makiya (born 1949 in Baghdad) is an Iraqi-British academic and a professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Brandeis University. He gained international attention writing Republic of Fear (1989), which became a best-seller after Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, and Cruelty and Silence (1991), a critique of the Arab intelligentsia. Makiya would later lobby the US government to invade Iraq in 2003 and oust Hussein.

Mary Averill

Mary Averill’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Peter Peterson

Peter Peterson’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Lawrence Heyworth Mills

Lawrence Heyworth Mills, DD, MA, (1837 – January 29, 1918), who generally published as L. H. Mills, was Professor of Zend Philology or the Persian language at Oxford University.

Robert Oxnam

Robert Bromley Oxnam is a China scholar and President Emeritus of the Asia Society New York. He ran the society for more than a decade, and led financial-cultural tours of China for Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and former U.S. President George H. W. Bush. He became well known in the public media after his 2005 autobiography, A Fractured Mind, in which he revealed that he had been diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder.

Robert William Rogers

Robert William Rogers’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Guy Couturier

Guy Couturier’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Lionel Barnett

Lionel David Barnett CB FBA (21 October 1871 – 28 January 1960) was an English orientalist.
The son of a Liverpool banker, Barnett was educated at Liverpool High School, Liverpool Institute, University College, Liverpool and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took a first class degree in classics and was three times a winner of a Browne medal.
In 1899, he joined the British Museum as Assistant Keeper in the Department of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts. In 1908 he became Keeper, remaining in the post until his retirement in 1936. He was also Professor of Sanskrit at University College, London from 1906 to 1917, founding Lecturer in Sanskrit at the School of Oriental Studies (1917–1948), Lecturer in Ancient Indian History and Epigraphy (1922–1948), and Librarian of the School (1940–1947). In 1948, at the age of 77, he rejoined the British Museum, which was desperately short of staff, as an Assistant Keeper, remaining there until his death.
In 1932, Barnett became entirely blind in one eye and retained only partial vision in the other.
He was made a Companion of the Bath (CB) in 1937.

J. C. Hurewitz

Jacob Coleman Hurewitz (November 11, 1914 – May 16, 2008) was a professor emeritus in the political science department at Columbia University.

Joseph Dacre Carlyle

Rev Joseph Dacre Carlyle FRSE (4 June 1758 – 12 April 1804) was an English orientalist.

John Tytler

John Tytler (1790–1837) was a Scottish medical officer of the East India Company and orientalist. He was also a significant educator of Indian students in Calcutta.

Stanley Leathes

Stanley Leathes (21 March 1830 – 30 April 1900) was an English theologian and Orientalist.

Edward Moor

Edward Moor (1771–1848) was a British soldier and Indologist, known for his book The Hindu Pantheon, an early treatment in English of Hinduism as a religion.
He was a soldier for the East India Company, joining in 1782 as a cadet. He became a brevet-captain in 1796, having been wounded in 1791 at Dooridroog, a hill fort near Bangalore, and Gadjnoor (not Doridroog and Gadjmoor, as stated in the Dictionary of National Biography ).
He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1806.
He married Elizabeth Lynn on 10 July 1794. She died on 13 December 1835 and was buried in the churchyard at Great Bealings on 19 December 1835.
He retired to Bealings House, Great Bealings, Suffolk in 1806. His son, Canon Edward James Moor (1800-1866) was Rector of Great Bealings from 1844 to 1886. While Major Moor lived in Great Bealings he experienced what he believed was a ghostly ringing of the servants’ bells in the house, and published his experience in the book “Bealings Bells”, published in 1841.
He died in at the house of his son-in-law, William Page Wood, in Westminster on 26 February 1848 and was buried in the churchyard at Great Bealings on 4 March 1848.

William Francklin

William Francklin (1763–1839), was an English orientalist and army officer.

Humphrey Prideaux

Humphrey Prideaux (3 May 1648 – 1 November 1724) was an English churchman and orientalist, Dean of Norwich from 1702. His sympathies inclined to Low Churchism in religion and to Whiggism in politics.

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