|Year:||1786, February 2|
|Short description:||Jones' Third Anniversary Discourse to the Bengal Asiatic Society|
|Medium description:||Sir William Jones' Third Anniversary Discourse to the Bengal Asiatic Society|
Suggested that the similarities between Greek, Latin & Sanskrit were due to their having a common ancestor and that Celtic and Germanic languages might also be related to the same group.
Served as Supreme Court Justice in India.
"[Jones was a]British poet, linguist and professional jurist"(Dwight)