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Harington, John Herbert (1764/5–1828), administrator in India and Persian scholar, obtained a writership in the East India Company's service in Bengal in 1780 and in 1781 was made assistant in the revenue department. By 1783 he had mastered Persian sufficiently to be appointed Persian translator to the ...

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Schindler, Sir Albert Ashershund Houtum- (1846–1916), Persian scholar and employee of the Persian government, was born in Germany on 24 September 1846. No details are known of his family background, early life, or education. Some sources suggest that he was in fact Dutch, though educated at ...