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H. M. Chichester

revised by Parvin Loloi

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 ...


Stanley Lane-Poole

revised by R. S. Simpson

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 ...


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 ...


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, ...