Born Aug. 19, 1792, in Cork; died Dec. 3, 1866, in Killyleagh, County Down. Irish Orientalist.
Hincks made a major contribution to the decipherment of Elamite, Accadian, and, to a lesser extent, Urartean cuneiform. Hincks discovered Sumerian cuneiform.
WORKSOn the Hieroglyphic Alphabet. [Dublin] 1847.
On the Assyrio-Babylonian Phonetic Character. [Dublin] 1850.
Assyrian Mythology. Dublin, 1853.
Assyrio-Babylonian Measures of Time. Dublin, 1865.