STRONG, Sandford Arthur. London 10.4.1863 — London 18.1.1904. British Semitic and Pāli Scholar. After school worked as clerk at Lloyd’s and attended classes at King’s College. From 1881 studies of Sanskrit and Semitics at Cambridge, from 1885 at Oxford, for a while also in Paris and Berlin. M.A. 1890. Lecturer of Assyriology at Cambridge. From 1895 Rieu’s successor as Professor of Arabic at University College in London. As this post was almost nominal, he became the librarian of the Duke of Devonshire, the also other similar assignments. Also keenly interested in art history. Married 1897 Eugénie Sellers, no children.
Publications: edited: Mahā-Bodhi-Vamsa. PTS, L. 1891.
– “Gujarati Language and Literature”, Academy 1888; reviews in Athenaeum and Academy.
– Conquest of Abyssinia. 1894 (Arabic text).
Sources: J.S.C[otton], D.N.B. Suppl. 3, 1912, 442-444; www.revolvy.com/topic/Sandford+Arthur+Strong.
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