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Allen, Thomas William (1862–1950), Greek scholar and palaeographer, was born on 9 May 1862 at 103 Camden Road Villas, Camden New Town, London, the eldest of five children of Thomas Bull Allen, wholesale tea dealer, and his wife, Amelia Le Lacheur. One of his sisters married the classical scholar ...

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Badian, Ernst (1925–2011), historian of ancient Greece and Rome, was born on 8 August 1925 in Vienna, the only child of Josef (Joseph) Badian (1893–1965), bank clerk, and his wife, Salka (Sally), née Horinger (1894–1965). Jewish by descent, he experienced the organized anti-Jewish mob violence of ...

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Barff, Samuel (1793?–1880), philhellene and banker, was probably born in England. In 1816 he established himself in Zante, Greece, where he became an important merchant and banker. He died there on 23 September 1880. He was probably married.

Barff's part in the struggle for Greek independence is evidenced in the papers of contemporary philhellenes such as ...

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Joshua Barnes (1654–1712) by unknown artist Emmanuel College, Cambridge; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barnes, Joshua (1654–1712), Greek scholar and antiquary, was born on 10 January 1654, the son of Edward Barnes, a tailor from St Stephen, Coleman Street parish, London; he was baptized at St Giles Cripplegate on 22 January. He was educated at Christ's Hospital...

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Blaquiere, Edward (1779–1832), author and philhellene, was born in Ireland, the sixth of eight children of James Blaquiere (1726–1803), soldier and farmer. His father, a lieutenant-colonel in the 13th dragoons, was the brother of John Blaquiere, first Baron de Blaquiere (1732–1812), and both were among the nine children of ...

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Bodington, Sir Nathan (1848–1911), Greek scholar and university administrator, born at Aston, Birmingham, on 29 May 1848, was the only son in a family of one son and one daughter of Jonathan Bodington (1794–1875), miller, and his wife, Anne Redfern (1818–1894). He entered ...

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Bonar, James (1757–1821), Greek scholar and writer, was born on 29 September 1757, the eighth son of the ten children of John Bonar (1721–1761), minister of Cockpen and Perth, and Christian Currier (1724–1771). He was educated at Edinburgh high school and at the ...

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Boyd, Hugh Stuart (1781–1848), Greek scholar, was born at Edgware, Middlesex, on 23 March 1781, the son of Hugh Macaulay Boyd (1746–1794) and his wife, Frances, née Morphy. His father had been born Hugh Macaulay, but prior to his son's birth had assumed the surname of his maternal grandfather, ...

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