|Birth Date:||Thu, Feb 16, 1679|
|Death Date:||Thu, Aug 08, 1720|
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Ockley translated mainly works from Arabic, including some Arabic manuscripts from the collection at the Bodleian Library in Oxford. He appended the translation of two lettres from the ruler of Morocco, Mawlay Isma'il, to his Account of South-West Barbary. He was also employed by the government in 1714 to translate correspondence from Mawlay Isma'il.
secondary bibliography references
A. Kararah, ‘Simon Ockley: his contribution to Arabic studies and influence on Western thought’, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Cambridge, 1955
P.M.Holt, 'Ockley, Simon', ODNB.
- Ann Thomson