Eastwick, Edward Backhouse (1814-1883), a man of letters, was born in Berkshire, and educated at Charterhouse and Oxford. He went to India as a cadet in 1836, and was soon after appointed political officer. He was Professor of Hindustani at Haileybury College (1845-49), and then became assistant political secretary at the India Office. From 1860-63 he was Secretary of Legation in Persia. He made many translations from Persian, and also translated Bopp's Comparative Grammar, and Schiller's Revolt of the Netherlands.