First name(s) Ref: *5
Antonius George
Position(s) held at King's College London Ref: *2

Chair of Arabic Language and Literature, 1862-

Professor of Arabic Language and Literature, 1865-1881

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended

Attended King's College London

Position(s) held (non King's College London) Ref: *3
  • Translator and Medical Assistant to James Bowen in Syria (1844)
  • Interpreter to William Francis Lynch on his expedition to the River Jordan and the Dead Sea (1847-1848)
Professional activities Ref: *4

Mentioned as an expert on Syrian flora; 1860 gave a talk on blind people in Syria to the Society for Supplying Home Teaching for the Blind; contributed to a translation of Pilgrim's Progress into Arabic

Publications Ref: *6

Letter in Appendix to Hill, N Lydgate, J and Cust, K The Ancient Poem of Guilame de Guileville, London 1858

Personal details

Date of birth Ref: *1
Place of birth
Beirut, Syria


  • Syrian Christian.
  • In 1841 census recorded as student in Hampstead Norreys, Berkshire.
  • Argued for a greater place for Arabic in the curriculum.Ref: *7

* References

  1. 1841 UK Census
  2. KA/IC/A50-51, King's College London Archives
  3. www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk
  4. Church of England Magazine, vol xvi 1844; (9.6.1860, The Times);
  5. Early Translations of English Fiction into Arabic: The Pilgrim's Progress and Robinson Crusoe, Semitic Studies (Spring 2015) 60
  6. Academia.edu
  7. Secretary’s In-correspondence, KA/IC/A51, King's College London Archives
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