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Horace Hayman Wilson (1786–1860)

Wilson, Horace Hayman. An English Orientalist; born in London, Sept. 26, 1786; died there, May 8, 1860. Going to India in the service of the East India Company (1808), he was employed in the Calcutta mint; was secretary of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1811; professor of Sanskrit at Oxford, 1832; librarian at the East India House, 1836; and director of the Royal Asiatic Society. Besides a Sanskrit dictionary and grammar, translations of the ‘Meghaduta,’ the ‘Vishnu Purana,’ part of the ‘Rig Veda,’ etc., he published: ‘Select Specimens of the Theatre of the Hindus’ (2d ed. 1835); ‘Religious Sects of the Hindus’ (1828–32); ‘History of British India’ (1844–48); etc.