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Aston, William George (1841-1911), diplomatist and Japanese and Korean scholar

P. F. Kornicki

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/30488
Aston, William George (1841-1911), diplomatist and Japanese and Korean scholar

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Aston, William George (1841-1911), diplomatist and Japanese and Korean scholar, was born on 9 April 1841 near Londonderry, one of the five children of George Robert Aston, minister of the Unitarian Church of Ireland and schoolmaster. He was educated at Saintfield national school in co. Down and in 1859 he ...

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