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date: 17 October 2019

Barker, William Burckhardtlocked

(1810/11–1856)
  • Arthur H. Grant
  • , revised by Elizabeth Baigent

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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...

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