Sir John Bowring (1792-1872) English political economist, traveller, writer, literary translator, polyglot, and the fourth Governor of Hong Kong



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As well as being the 4th governor of Hong Kong; he is regarded as being one the world’s greatest hyperpolyglots: he claimed he knew 200 languages and could speak 100. He published works on the poetry of Russia; Poland; Spain; Serbia; Hungary; as well as descriptions of Batavia; Siam and the Philippines.
Lithographed after the original by Danial Maclise for ‘A gallery of illustrious literary characters (1830-1838)
drawn by the late Daniel Maclise, R.A., and accompanied by notices chiefly by the late William Maginn’, London 1873.
Republished from “Fraser’s magazine” in the 1830s.

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