Barker, William Burckhardt
- Arthur H. Grant
- , revised by Elizabeth Baigent
Barker, William Burckhardt (1810/11–1856), orientalist, was the son of John Barker (1771–1849), who was consul in Aleppo, Syria, at the time of his son's birth. From both his parents he inherited a remarkable linguistic aptitude. He was the godson of Johann Ludwig Burckhardt...