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Sir William Muir (1819–1905)

Muir, Sir William. A Scottish Orientalist, brother of John; born at Glasgow, 1819; died in 1905. Entering the Bengal civil service at eighteen, he was lieutenant-governor of the Northwest Provinces, 1868–74; minister of finance for India, 1874–76; principal of the University of Edinburgh, 1885. He wrote: ‘Life of Mahomet and History of Islam’ (1883); ‘The Caliphate: Its Rise, Decline, and Fall’ (2d ed. 1892); ‘The Mohammedan Controversy’ (1897).