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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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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 ...


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, ...