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William Henry Sykes

Index William Henry Sykes

Colonel William Henry Sykes, FRS (25 January 1790 – 16 June 1872) was an English naturalist who served with the British military in India and was specifically known for his work with the Indian Army as a politician, Indologist and ornithologist. [1]

46 relations: Aberdeen (UK Parliament constituency), Austen Henry Layard, Bird, Bradford, Brahmin, British Birds (magazine), British Newspaper Archive, Buttonquail, Charles Darwin, Commissioners in Lunacy, Deccan Plateau, East India Company, Edward Blyth, Faxian, Fellow of the Royal Society, Fish, George Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle, George Thompson (shipowner), Gerard Lake, 1st Viscount Lake, Historical Vedic religion, Indian Army, Indian pond heron, Indology, John Farley Leith, Kensington, London, Mammal, Marischal College, Member of parliament, Mumbai, Ornithology, Pali, Politician, Quail, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Royal Statistical Society, Sanskrit, Siege of Bharatpur (1805), Sykes's lark, Taiping Rebellion, The Asiatic Society, The Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Vellore mutiny, Western yellow wagtail, Yorkshire, Zoological Society of London.

Aberdeen (UK Parliament constituency)

Aberdeen was a burgh constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1832 until 1885.

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Austen Henry Layard

Sir Austen Henry Layard (5 March 18175 July 1894) was an English traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, politician and diplomat.

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Bird

Birds, also known as Aves, are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton.

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Bradford

Bradford is in the Metropolitan Borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England, in the foothills of the Pennines west of Leeds, and northwest of Wakefield.

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Brahmin

Brahmin (Sanskrit: ब्राह्मण) is a varna (class) in Hinduism specialising as priests, teachers (acharya) and protectors of sacred learning across generations.

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British Birds (magazine)

British Birds is a monthly ornithology magazine that was established in 1907.

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British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive web site provides access to searchable digitised archives of British newspapers.

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Buttonquail

Buttonquail or hemipodes are members of a small family of birds, Turnicidae, which resemble, but are unrelated to, the quails of Phasianidae.

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Charles Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin, (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.

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Commissioners in Lunacy

The Commissioners in Lunacy or Lunacy Commission were a UK public body established by the Lunacy Act 1845 to oversee asylums and the welfare of mentally ill people.

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Deccan Plateau

The Deccan PlateauPage 46, is a large plateau in western and southern India.

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East India Company

The East India Company (EIC), also known as the Honourable East India Company (HEIC) or the British East India Company and informally as John Company, was an English and later British joint-stock company, formed to trade with the East Indies (in present-day terms, Maritime Southeast Asia), but ended up trading mainly with Qing China and seizing control of large parts of the Indian subcontinent.

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Edward Blyth

Edward Blyth (23 December 1810 – 27 December 1873) was an English zoologist who worked for most of his life in India as a curator of zoology at the museum of the Asiatic Society of India in Calcutta.

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Faxian

Faxian (337 – c. 422) was a Chinese Buddhist monk who travelled by foot from China to India, visiting many sacred Buddhist sites in what are now Xinjiang, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka between 399-412 to acquire Buddhist texts.

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Fellow of the Royal Society

Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS, ForMemRS and HonFRS) is an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society judges to have made a "substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science".

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Fish

Fish are gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits.

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George Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle

George William Frederick Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle (18 April 1802– 5 December 1864), styled Viscount Morpeth from 1825 to 1848, was a British statesman, orator, and writer.

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George Thompson (shipowner)

George Thompson (1804–1895) was a Scottish Liberal politician who was The Lord Provost of Aberdeen and MP for city.

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Gerard Lake, 1st Viscount Lake

General Gerard Lake, 1st Viscount Lake (27 July 1744 – 20 February 1808) was a British general.

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Historical Vedic religion

The historical Vedic religion (also known as Vedism, Brahmanism, Vedic Brahmanism, and ancient Hinduism) was the religion of the Indo-Aryans of northern India during the Vedic period.

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Indian Army

The Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces.

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Indian pond heron

The Indian pond heron or paddybird (Ardeola grayii) is a small heron.

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Indology

Indology or South Asian studies is the academic study of the history and cultures, languages, and literature of India and as such is a subset of Asian studies.

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John Farley Leith

John Farley Leith, QC (5 May 1808 – 4 April 1887) was a British lawyer and Liberal politician.

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Kensington

Kensington is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, West London, England.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Mammal

Mammals are the vertebrates within the class Mammalia (from Latin mamma "breast"), a clade of endothermic amniotes distinguished from reptiles (including birds) by the possession of a neocortex (a region of the brain), hair, three middle ear bones, and mammary glands.

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Marischal College

Marischal College is a large granite building on Broad Street in the centre of Aberdeen in north-east Scotland, and since 2011 has acted as the headquarters of Aberdeen City Council.

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Member of parliament

A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.

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Mumbai

Mumbai (also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

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Ornithology

Ornithology is a branch of zoology that concerns the study of birds.

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Pali

Pali, or Magadhan, is a Middle Indo-Aryan language native to the Indian subcontinent.

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Politician

A politician is a person active in party politics, or a person holding or seeking office in government.

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Quail

Quail is a collective name for several genera of mid-sized birds generally placed in the order Galliformes.

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Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, commonly known as the Royal Asiatic Society (RAS), was established, according to its Royal Charter of 11 August 1824, to further "the investigation of subjects connected with and for the encouragement of science, literature and the arts in relation to Asia." From its incorporation the Society has been a forum, through lectures, its journal, and other publications, for scholarship relating to Asian culture and society of the highest level.

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Royal Statistical Society

The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is one of the world's most distinguished and renowned statistical societies.

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Sanskrit

Sanskrit is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism; a philosophical language of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism; and a former literary language and lingua franca for the educated of ancient and medieval India.

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Siege of Bharatpur (1805)

The Siege of Bharatpur took place between 2 January and 22 February 1805 in the Indian Princely state of Bharatpur (now part of Rajasthan), during the Second Anglo-Maratha War.

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Sykes's lark

Sykes's lark (Galerida deva) is a species of lark found in the dry open country of India.

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Taiping Rebellion

The Taiping Rebellion, also known as the Taiping Civil War or the Taiping Revolution, was a massive rebellion or total civil war in China that was waged from 1850 to 1864 between the established Manchu-led Qing dynasty and the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom under Hong Xiuquan.

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The Asiatic Society

The Asiatic Society was founded by civil servant Sir William Jones on 15 January 1784 in a meeting presided over by Sir William Jones, Justice of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William at the Fort William in Calcutta, then capital of the British Raj, to enhance and further the cause of Oriental research.

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The Asiatic Society of Mumbai

The Asiatic Society of Mumbai (formerly Asiatic Society of Bombay) is a learned society in the field of Asian studies based in Mumbai, India.

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Vellore mutiny

The Vellore mutiny on 10 July 1806 was the first instance of a large-scale and violent mutiny by Indian sepoys against the East India Company, predating the Indian Rebellion of 1857 by half a century.

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Western yellow wagtail

The western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava) is a small passerine in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws.

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Yorkshire

Yorkshire (abbreviated Yorks), formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom.

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Zoological Society of London

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Sykes

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