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Colebrooke, Henry Thomas (1765-1837), an English Oriental scholar, born in London, received his early education at home. From the age of 12 to 15 he resided in France, and was appointed to a writership in India in 1782. Three years later he took a situation in the revenue department at Tirhoot, and devoted much of his time to Eastern science and literature. In 1789 he was removed to Purneah, and he soon after published Remarks on the Husbandry and Commerce of Bengal, advocating free-trade between Great Britain and India. He published a Sanscrit grammar and dictionary, and read many valuable papers to the Asiatic Society, of which he was a director.