Edward Hincks

Life
1792-1866; orientalist, b. Cork, ed TCD; rector of Killyleagh, Co. Down, 1825; deciphered cuneiform; contrib. articles on Egyptian hieroglyphics to Transactions (RIA); studied Assyrian, Median, Persian, and Babylonian inscriptions; rediscovered Persian vowel system similtaneously with Rawlinson in Baghdad. DIB

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References

Catalogues
Belfast Public Library holds with others, Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland colloquy (Guardian Office 1829). Belfast Linen Hall Library holds Reverend Edward Hincks, Bounaparte, a poem (Cork 1816); God’s Work and Satan’s Counterwork, sermon (Belfast 1859). Hyland Books (Cat. 214) lists E F Davidson [ed.,], Edward Hincks: A Selection from His Correspondence with a Memoir (Oxford 1933), port.

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Notes
Portrait: A bust at entrance of Cairo Museum; see also Edw. Hincks [Egyptol.], oil by unknown (Anne Crookshank, ed., Irish Portraits [Catalogue], Ulster Museum 1965).

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