Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Bhartrihari, an Indian poet of whom little is known. He is said to have been the brother of King Vikramaditya, who flourished B.C., and that after a licentious life, or in disgust at the infidelity of his favourite wife, he withdrew from the world and ended his days at Benares in devout contemplation. His Centuries of Verse are a mixture of the amatory, the worldly wise, and the religious, and were introduced to European readers in the 17th century. He is also said to have written a grammatical work.