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William Jones

(b. Sept. 28, 1746, London, England – d. April 27, 1794, Kolkata, West Bengal, India )

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Sir William Jones (1748-1794) was an Anglo-Welsh lawyer, philologist and scholar, founder of the Asiatic Society in Calcutta. In 1772 Jones published a volume of Poems, Consisting Chiefly of Translations from the Asiatick Languages, together with Two Essays on the Poetry of Eastern Nations and on the Arts commonly called Imitative. (Oxford: Elmsly and Prince, 1772).

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