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Baillie, John (1772–1833), army officer in the East India Company and orientalist, younger son of George Baillie of Leys Castle, Inverness, and his wife, Anne (née Baillie), was born at Inverness on 10 May 1772, and entered the East India Company's service in 1790, arriving in ...

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Low, James (1791–1852), army officer in the East India Company and Siamese scholar, was born at Kettle, Fifeshire, on 4 April 1791, the son of Alexander Low and his wife, Ann, née Thomson. He received a Madras army cadetship in 1811, and on 11 June 1812 was appointed ensign ...

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Newbold, Thomas John (1807–1850), army officer in the East India Company and oriental scholar, son of Francis Newbold, surgeon, of Macclesfield, Cheshire, was born in Macclesfield on 8 February 1807. He was commissioned ensign in the 23rd regiment Madras light infantry in 1828, and arrived in ...

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Polier, Antoine Louis Henri (bap. 1741, d. 1795), military engineer and collector of oriental manuscripts, was baptized on 28 February 1741 at Lausanne, Switzerland, the younger son of Jacques Henri Polier (bap. 1700, d. 1781), of a French protestant family which had settled in ...

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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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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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Zaehner, Robert Charles (1913–1974), orientalist and intelligence officer, was born on 8 April 1913 at Oak Hill Lodge, Sevenoaks, Kent, the son of Edward Zaehner, lace merchant, and his wife, Maria Louisa (née Zaehner). His parents were both Swiss. He was educated at ...