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Sir John Bagot Glubb (1897–1986) by Howard Coster, 1954 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Glubb, Sir John Bagot [known as Abu Hunaik; called Glubb Pasha] (1897–1986), army officer and Arabist, was born on 16 April 1897 in Preston, Lancashire, the only son and younger child of Sir Frederic Manley Glubb, a major in the Royal Engineers...

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Hunter, George Orby (1773?–1843), army officer and translator, was possibly the illegitimate son of Captain Charles Orby Hunter (d. 1791), of Croyland Abbey, Lincolnshire, his mother possibly being his father's French mistress. The Orby baronetcy, created in 1658, expired in 1724; other forms of this ancient name were ...

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Kennedy, Vans (1783–1846), army officer and Sanskrit and Persian scholar, was born at Pinmore in the parish of Ayr, Scotland, the youngest son of Robert Kennedy of Pinmore and his wife, Robina, daughter of John Vans of Barnbarroch, Wigtownshire, who on marrying his cousin assumed the name of ...

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H. M. Chichester

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Lees, William Nassau (1825–1889), army officer and orientalist, was born on 26 February 1825, the fourth son of Sir Harcourt Lees, second baronet (1776–1852), political pamphleteer, and his wife, Sophia, daughter of Colonel Lyster of Grange, co. Roscommon, Ireland. He was educated at ...

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See Morris, Charles

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Stanley Lane-Poole

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Price, David (1762–1835), orientalist and army officer, was born in Merthyr Cynog, near Brecon, where his father, also named David Price (d. 1775), was curate. The latter soon afterwards became rector of Llanbadarn Fawr, near Aberystwyth, and David Price was brought up until the age of six or seven by his grandfather in ...

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Edward Edwards

revised by Schuyler Jones

Raverty, Henry George (1825–1906), army officer and orientalist, born at Falmouth on 31 May 1825, was the son of Peter Raverty of co. Tyrone, a surgeon in the navy. His mother belonged to the family of Drown of Falmouth. Educated at Falmouth and ...

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Temple, Sir Richard Carnac, second baronet (1850–1931), army officer and oriental scholar, was born at Allahabad, India, on 15 October 1850, the elder son of Sir Richard Temple, first baronet (1826–1902), a civil servant, of The Nash, Kempsey, Worcestershire, and his first wife, ...

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Vyse, Richard William Howard (1784–1853), army officer and Egyptologist, born on 25 July 1784, was the only son of General Richard Vyse and his second wife, Anne (only surviving daughter and heir of Field Marshal Sir George Howard), whom he married on 20 May 1780....