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Yates, Williamlocked

  • D. S. Margoliouth
  • , revised by Lynn Milne


Yates, William (1792–1845), orientalist and missionary, was born in Loughborough, Leicestershire, on 15 December 1792, the son of a shoemaker. He was educated at Loughborough high school. It was presumed that he would follow in his father's trade, but his aptitude for preaching seemed to show that his talents lay elsewhere. He was encouraged at eighteen to study classical languages, and was taught Greek and Latin by his friends. He then became a schoolteacher and, having decided to become a minister, went to the ...

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