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Latham, Robert Gordon (1812-88), ethnologist and philologist, was born at Billingborougb, Lincolnshire, of which his father was vicar. He was- educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, and studied philology at Copenhagen and Christiania. In 1839 he became Professor of Jlnglish in University College, London, at whose -university be afterwards took the degree of M.D. His chief philological works were The English Banguage (1841), a new edition of Johnson's Dictionary (1870), and Outlines of General Philology (1878). In ethnology he produced The Natural History of the Varieties of Mankind (1850), The Ethnology of Europe, and several other works. He was the first who refused to accept the Central Asian origin of the Aryans.