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Nature volume 88, page 488 (08 February 1912) | Download Citation



WE regret to announce the death of Dr. A. H. Keane on February 3, after a long illness. He was born in Cork in 1835, was educated in Dublin and elsewhere, and completed his student career in Rome, finally taking his degree with honours in the Roman Catholic College in Dublin. Later he studied in Germany, and thereafter devoted himself to literary work, his first important book being a “History of the English Language” (1878). Shortly afterwards he taught English, German, French, and Hindustani at the Hartley Institute, Southampton, and subsequently a professorship of Hindustani was created for him at University College, London, which he resigned in 1885. After a short visit to the United States, he settled down in Hampstead, where he resided until his death.

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