MAURICE, Thomas

MAURICE, Thomas. 1754 — 30.3.1824. Rev. British Priest and Oriental Scholar. Son of Thomas M. “Educated at Christ’s Hospital, Ealing and Bath, and at St. John’s and University Colleges, Oxford, 1774-78, ordained. Held several curacies and a vicarage, 1798. Assistant-Keeper of MSS. in the British Museum, where he died.” He was “one of the first to make the history and religions of India generally known. Also wrote poems.”

Publications: The History of Hindustan. 1-2. 32+591+19+705 p. L. 1795; Modern History of Hindustan. 1802-10.

A Dissertation on the Oriental Trinities. 1800.

Indian Antiquities. 1806.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary.

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