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Keith, Arthur Berriedale (1879–1944), Sanskritist and jurist, was born on 5 April 1879 at 3 Abercorn Terrace, Portobello, Edinburgh, the fourth of six talented children and the third son of Davidson Keith (1842–1921), advertising agent, and Margaret Stobie Keith, née Drysdale (1851–1911). His father came from a ...

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Muir, John (1810–1882), Sanskritist, was born at Glasgow on 5 February 1810, the eldest son of William Muir (1783–1820), a merchant of Kilmarnock and magistrate of Glasgow, and his wife, Helen Macfie (1784–1866). He was an elder brother of the Indian administrator and principal of ...

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Friedrich Max Müller (1823–1900) by George Frederic Watts, 1894–5 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Müller, Friedrich Max (1823–1900), Sanskritist and philologist, was born on 6 December 1823 in Dessau, the capital of the small duchy of Anhalt-Dessau in Germany, the only son of the popular lyric poet Willhelm Müller (1794–1827), and his wife, Adelheid (1799?–1883), elder daughter of ...

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(Caroline) Mary Ridding (1862–1941) by unknown photographer [front right, with the Girton students of the year 1883] The Mistress and Fellows, Girton College, Cambridge

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Ridding, (Caroline) Mary (1862–1941), Sanskrit and Pali scholar, was born on 30 August 1862 in Meriden, Warwickshire, the daughter of William Ridding (1830–1900), vicar of Meriden, who had been a notable cricketer, and his wife, Caroline Selina Caldecott. Her uncle was George Ridding...

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Wilson, Horace Hayman (1786–1860), Sanskritist, was born on 26 September 1786, in London, the elder son of George Paterson jun. (1761–1831) and a Miss Woolston (later changed to Wilson). Paterson was employed as deputy accountant-general of the East India Company. Wilson was the father of three sons from two liaisons (with an Indian woman during his early years in ...