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date: 13 July 2020

Barker, William Burckhardtlocked

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

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Barker, William Burckhardt (1810–1856), orientalist, was born at Aleppo, Syria, on 12 January 1810, the third of four sons of John Barker (1771–1849), who was consul in Aleppo at the time of his son's birth, and his wife Marianne Hays (1779-1858). From both his parents he inherited a remarkable linguistic aptitude. He was the godson of ...

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