NICHOLL, George Frederick

NICHOLL, George Frederick. Tipton, Staffordshire 5.11.1832 — 28.7.1913. British Semitic Scholar also interested in Indology. Studies at Balliol College, Oxford, M.A. 1878, Hon. Fellow 1888. As a schoolteacher in London he taught Sanskrit to Bendall in the beginning of the 1870s. He was (the last) Lord Almoner’s Professor of Arabic at Oxford in 1878–1909, and from 1879 also (honorary) Professor of Sanskrit and Persian at King’s College, London. Retired 1909 because of ill health and lived in Felixstowe, Suffolk.

Publications: A Grammar of the Samaritan Language. 138 p. L. 1858; Palmer’s Work As An Oriental Scholar. 100 p. L. 1882.

Manual of the Bengâlî Language Comprising a Bengâlî Grammar and Lessons. 363 p. L. 1885, enl. ed. L. 1894 (now including exercises, and a brief grammar of the Assamese).

Sources: *Who Was Who; Wikipedia.

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