MAURICE, Thomas

MAURICE, Thomas. 1754 — 30.3.1824. Rev. British Priest and Oriental Scholar. Son of Thomas M., a schoolmaster. “Educated at Christ’s Hospital, Ealing and Bath, and at St. John’s and University Colleges, Oxford, 1774-78 [B.A. 1778], ordained. Held several curacies and a vicarage, 1798. Assistant-Keeper of MSS. in the British Museum [1798–1824], where he died.” In 1798–1824 Vicar of Wormleighton, Warwickshire and 1804–24 of Culdham, Kent. M.A. 1808 Oxford. 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; Wikipedia.

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