MORIARTY, Gerald Patrick

MORIARTY, Gerald Patrick. 1.4.1863 — Cambridge 21.6.1924. British Historian. Son of Stephen Stack M., educated at Brighton College. From 1881 studies at Balliol College, Oxford (B.A. 1885). Worked as tutor in Oxford, then from 1895 I.C.S. teacher and 1897-1924 University Teacher of Indian History at Cambridge (Pembroke College, hon. M.A.…

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MACMUNN, George Fletcher

MACMUNN, George Fletcher. Chelsea 24.8.1869 — Sackville College, East Grinstead 23.8.1952. Sir. British (Scottish) Officer and Historian. Born in a soldier family, son of John Alexander M. and Charlotte Edith Matthias. Educated at Kensington Grammar School, from 1888 at Royal Military Academy. In 1891 Lieutenant of Royal Artillery in India, served…

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MACGREGOR, William Lewis

MACGREGOR, William Lewis. ?.12.1801 — Dinapur 7.9.1853. British Physician in India, Author of Sikh History. M.D. 1825 Edinburgh, then to India. The principal physician to Ranjit Singh and superior of Honigberger. Married Anna Caroline, at least one daughter. Publications: The history of the Sikhs: Containing the Lives of the Gooroos; the…

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LYALL, Alfred Comyn

LYALL, Alfred Comyn. Coulsdon, Surrey 4.1.1835 — Freshwater, Isle of Wight 11.4.1911. Sir. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Alfred L. and Mary Drummond Broadwoo, educated at Eton College, then Haileybury. Arrived at Calcutta 1856 and was sent to Bulandshahr, where he narrowly escaped death during 1857 uprising. Served…

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MALLESON, George Bruce

MALLESON, George Bruce. Wimbledon 8.5.1825 — Kensington, London 1.3.1898. British Colonial Officer in India. Colonel. Son of John M. and Lucy Nesbitt. “Educated at Wimbledon and Winchester; joined the Bengal Native Infantry in 1844. In the second Burmese war of 1852-3, in the Commissariat Department until 1856… Sanitary Commissioner in…

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MACFARLANE, Charles

MACFARLANE, Charles. Scotland 18.12.1799 — London 9.12.1858. British (Scottish) Author of Historical Works, Travel Books and Novels. Son of Robert M. In 1816–27 lived in Italy, then 16 months in Constantinople. Then in London as free author, in 1847-48 again in Turkey and Italy. Married Charlotte Emily Ormsden (d. 1854),…

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PETROV, Pavel Jakovlevič

PETROV, Pavel Jakovlevič. St.Petersburg 25.7.1814 — 7.9.1875. Russian Indologist and Arabic Scholar. Professor in Kazan and Moscow. Son of a poor schoolteacher, Jakov Osipovič P., he was educated in St.Petersburg and Moscow and graduated (kand.) from Moscow University in 1832. Then he studied Oriental languages and Sanskrit (under Lenz) at…

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NEUMANN, Karl Friedrich

NEUMANN, Karl Friedrich (originally Bamberger). Reichmannsdorf near Bamberg 28.12.1793 (?) — Berlin 17.3. or 28.3.1870. German Oriental Scholar and Historian. Professor in Munich. Son of a poor Jewish merchant, worked himself in the shop. Date of birth is his own statement, which has been deemed suspicious. After school in Frankfurt…

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MORELAND, William Harrison

MORELAND, William Harrison. Belfast 13.7.1868 — Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire 28.9.1938. British Historian of Islamic India. Born in Northern Ireland, son of the elser W.H.M. Educated 1881-86 at Clifton College, Somerset. In 1886 accepted to I.C.S., studied law and other subjects at Cambridge (LL.B. 1889 Trinity College). In India served as…

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MORDTMANN, Andreas David

MORDTMANN, Andreas David. Hamburg 11.2.1811 — Constantinople 30.12.1879. German Diplomat, Orientalist and Epigraphist. Lived in Constantinople from 1845. Son of Jens M. (1786-1829), worker and shopkeeper, and Anna Peiniger (1794-1813). Educated at Johanneum in Hamburg. Lost early his parents and had to earn his living by giving private private lessons…

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