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Herbert Giles
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Born in Oxford, Oxfordshire
Born on 8th of December 1845
Died on 13rd of February 1935

Born 1845. Died 1935 - Linguist and scholar.

Had a career in the diplomatic service in China (1867-92). Returned to Great Britain and was Professor of Chinese at Cambridge (1897-1932). Published a number of works including Chinese Biographical Dictionary (1898) and A History of Chinese Literature (1901,1923).

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