HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist

R. Nisbet Bain (1854–1909)

Author of Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales

Includes the names: R Nisbet Bain, Robert Nisbet Bain, R. Nisbet Bain (editor)
Also includes: Robert Bain (3)

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
89 (152)3127,707 (3.94)00
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Robert Nisbet Bain (1854–1909) was a British historian and linguist who worked for the British Museum.

Bain was a fluent linguist who could use over twenty languages. Besides translating a number of books he also used his skills to write learned books on foreign people and folklore. Bain was a frequent contributor to the Encyclopædia Britannica. His contributions were biographies and varied from Andrew Aagensen to Aleksander Wielopolski. He taught himself Hungarian in order that he could read Mór Jókai in the original after first reading him in German. He translated from Finnish, Danish and Russian and also tackled Turkish authors via Hungarian. He was the most prolific translator into English from Hungarian in the nineteenth century. He married late and died young after publishing a wide range of literature from or about Europe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_N...
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (3.94)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 4
3.5 3
4 6
4.5 1
5 4

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

R. Nisbet Bain is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

R. Nisbet Bain is composed of 5 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 116,015,601 books! | Top bar: Always visible