The novelist William Muir died at the age of 86. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Remembered for his scholarship in the fields of Islamic and Near and Far-Eastern studies, Muir is also known for serving as an imperial administrator and governor in Bengal and British India. His best-known publications include The Koran: Its Composition and Teaching; Annals of the Early Caliphate; and A Life of Mahomet.
He grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, with a brother named John. His marriage to Elizabeth Huntly Wemyss resulted in eleven children, including a son, Colonel A. M. Muir, who was also involved in Far Eastern politics.