William Marsden

Novelist

William Marsden was born in County Wicklow, Leinster, Ireland on November 16th, 1754 and is the Novelist. At the age of 81, William Marsden biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Date of Birth
November 16, 1754
Nationality
Ireland
Place of Birth
County Wicklow, Leinster, Ireland
Death Date
Oct 6, 1836 (age 81)
Zodiac Sign
Scorpio
Profession
Botanist, Explorer, Linguist, Numismatist, Orientalist
William Marsden Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

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William Marsden Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Education
Trinity College, Oxford University
William Marsden Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Spouse(s)
Elizabeth Wray ​(m. 1807)​
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William Marsden Personal Life

Marsden was the son of a Dublin merchant. He was born in Verval, County Wicklow, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. Upon obtaining a civil service appointment with the East India Company at sixteen years of age, he was sent to Benkulen, Sumatra, in 1771. He was promoted to the position of principal secretary to the government, and acquired a knowledge of the Malay language and the country. After returning to England in 1779, he was awarded the Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) degree by Oxford University in 1780 and published his History of Sumatra in 1783.

Marsden was elected to membership in the Royal Society in 1783. He had been recommended by James Rennell, Edward Whitaker Gray, John Topham, Alexander Dalrymple, and Charles Blagden.

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