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Muir, Sir William (1819–1905), administrator in India and Islamicist, born on 27 April 1819 in Glasgow, was the youngest child of William Muir (1783–1820), a Glasgow merchant, and his wife, Helen Macfie (1784–1866), of Ayrshire. The Sanskrit scholar John Muir (1810–1882) was his eldest brother. Widowed in 1820, his mother took her four surviving sons and four daughters to ...