NOBLE, Peter S.

NOBLE, Peter Scott. 17.10.1899 — 12.5.1987. Sir. British Classical Scholar with interest in Indology. Educated in Aberdeen. Studies of Classics at Aberdeen and Cambridge (St.John’s College), also Sanskrit under E. J. Rapson and comparative linguistics under P. Giles. B.A. 1923, M.A. In 1926-30 Lecturer in Latin at Liverpool, 1930-38 Professor of Latin at Leeds. In 1938-52 Regius Professor of Humanities at Aberdeen, then 1952-68 Principal of King’s College. London, 1961-64 Vice-Chancellor of University of London. LL.D. Knighted 1967. Married 1928 Mary Stephen, two sons and one daughter.

Publications: With Rapson: Kharoṣṭhī Inscriptions discovered by Sir Aurel Stein. Part 3. Oxford 1929.

– “A Kharoṣṭhī Inscription from Endere”, BSOS 6:2 (Rapson Vol.), 1931, 445-455.

– Also wrote on classical philology.

Sources: Wikipedia with portrait.

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