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date: 17 November 2019

Hamilton, Alexanderlocked

(1762–1824)
  • Rosane Rocher

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Hamilton, Alexander (1762–1824), orientalist, was born on 3 October 1762 in New (or Middle) Greenock, Renfrewshire, the first of many children, six of whom reached adult age, of William Hamilton (bap. 1722), merchant, and Jean Donald (b. 1740). His father, a cadet son of the laird of ...

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