Henry Thomas Colebrooke
Henry Thomas Colebrooke FRS FRSE
FRSE (15 June 1765 – 10 March 1837) was an English orientalist and mathematician. He has been described as "the first great Sanskrit
Sanskrit scholar in Europe".
1 Biography 2 Works 3 Family 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External links
Henry Thomas Colebrooke, third son of Sir George Colebrooke, 2nd
Baronet, Chairman of the East India Company, and Mary Gaynor of
Antigua, was born in London. He was educated at home; and when only
fifteen (15) he had made considerable attainments in classics and
mathematics. From the age of twelve to sixteen he resided in
In 1782 Colebrooke was appointed to a writership in India. About a
year after his arrival there he was placed in the board of accounts in
Calcutta; and three years later he was removed to a situation in the
revenue department at Tirhut. In 1789 he was removed to Purneah, where
he investigated the resources of that part of the country, and
published his Remarks on the Husbandry and Commerce of Bengal,
privately printed in 1795, in which he advocated free trade between
Great Britain and India.
He was sent to
The Agriculture and Commerce of Bengal (1792)
Bible translations into Persian
The standard author abbreviation Colebr. is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.
Translated Mithakshara into English
A posthumous essay on his father's life was published by Sir T. E. Colebrooke in 1873 as part of a reprinting of Miscellaneous Essays. Family Colebrooke married Elizabeth Wilkinson in 1810. The marriage was short-lived and she died in 1814. Colebrooke had several illegitimate children from Indian women. References
^ https://www.royalsoced.org.uk/cms/files/fellows/biographical_index/fells_indexp1.pdf ^ IPNI. Colebr. ^ https://www.royalsoced.org.uk/cms/files/fellows/biographical_index/fells_indexp1.pdf ^ Prior, Katherine; Brennan, Lance; Haines, Robin (2001). "Bad Language: The Role of English, Persian and other Esoteric Tongues in the Dismissal of Sir Edward Colebrooke as Resident of Delhi in 1829". Modern Asian Studies. 35 (1): 75–112. doi:10.1017/s0026749x01003614. ISSN 1469-8099.
Buckland, C. E., ed. (1906). "Colebrooke, Henry Thomas" in Dictionary of Indian Biography. London: Swan Sonnenschein & Company. Pp. 87–88. Also available online at: "Colebrooke, Henry Thomas", archive.org. Colebrooke, Thomas E. (1873). "Life of Colebrooke" in Frederick Max Müller's Chips from a German Workshop, (1875). Vol. IV, pp. 377–317. London: Longmans, Green & Company. Also available here in reprint edition (1881): "Life of Colebrooke", archive.org. Higgenbothom, J. J. (1874). "Colebrooke, Henry Thomas" in Men Whom India Has Known: Biographies of Eminent Indian Characters. Madras: Higgenbothom & Company. Pp. 75–79. Also available online: "Colebrooke, Henry Thomas", archive.org. Rocher, Rosane and Ludo (2011). The Making of Western Indology: Henry Thomas Colebrooke and the East India Company. London: Routledge for the Royal Asiatic Society. ISBN 978-0415336017
WorldCat Identities VIAF: 54146002 LCCN: n84800740 ISNI: 0000 0001 0901 8715 GND: 116636688 SUDOC: 026793865 BNF: cb11897244d (data) NLA: 35029615 Botanist: Colebr. SN