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Muir, Sir William

Muir, Sir William, K.C.S.I., was born at Glasgow in 1819, and entered the Bengal Civil Service in 1837. After passing through the usual stages of promotion, he became Lieutenant-Governor of the North-West Provinces in 1868, member of the Viceroy's Council in 1874, and member of the Council of India in 1876. He resigned this position on being appointed principal of the university of Edinburgh in 1885. He has written The Life of Mahomet, Annals of the Early Caliphate, The Koran and- the Testimony it bears to the Holy Scriptures, and A Translation of Extracts from the Koran.