Hincks, Edward

Hincks, Edward

 

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.

WORKS

On the Hieroglyphic Alphabet. [Dublin] 1847.
On the Assyrio-Babylonian Phonetic Character. [Dublin] 1850.
Assyrian Mythology. Dublin, 1853.
Assyrio-Babylonian Measures of Time. Dublin, 1865.
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