Birth - Death
1809 - 1883
Poet and noted Oriental literature translator. Professor of Sanskrit at Cambridge University. His most famous poem is the first and best-known English translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. In 1880–1881, he privately issued translations of the two Oedipus tragedies. Also translated works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and the Persian poet Jámí.