Henry Malden

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Henry Malden (1800–1876) was a prominent British academic.[1]


He was the son of Jonas Malden, a Putney surgeon. Malden attended Preston's School and was a scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge where he obtained a B.A. in 1822 and an M.A. in 1825.[2] He was the friend and associate of Thomas Babington Macaulay and John Moultrie.[3]

Professional life[edit]

Malden became Professor of Greek at University College London from 1831 until 1876.[4]

In 1833 he agreed to become joint headmaster (with the Professor of Latin) of University College School, a post he held until 1846.[3]


On 7 July 1843 at the Church of St. Mary & St. Nicholas, Leatherhead in Surrey he married Georgiana Augusta Drinkwater Bethune (1810-1888), daughter of Colonel John Drinkwater Bethune and his wife Eleanor.[5] They had three children.


  1. ^  "Malden, Henry". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 
  2. ^ "Malden, Henry (MLDN817H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ a b Henry Malden biography accessed July 2007
  4. ^ Senate House Library, University of London - Greek notes accessed July 2007
  5. ^ "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVZX-W9S: Henry Malden and Georgiana Augusta Drinkwater Bethune, 07 Jul 1843; citing Leatherhead,Surrey,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 307,818 retrieved 12 October 2015