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Marsden, William (1754–1836), orientalist and numismatist

Andrew S. Cook

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Marsden, William (1754–1836), orientalist and numismatist, was born on 16 November 1754 at Verval, co. Wicklow, Ireland, the tenth of the sixteen children of John Marsden (1715–1801), shipping merchant and banker, and his second wife, Eleanor Bagnall (d. 1804). John Marsden retired from 'extensive mercantile and shipping concerns' in 1764, and became one of the first directors of the ...

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