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Adams, James (1737–1802), Jesuit and philologist, was born on 3 November 1737 to William Adams and Anne or Sarah Spencer; he refers to Bury St Edmunds as his 'native town' (Euphonologia Linguae Anglicanae, 1794, 7). He was educated at the Jesuit college in ...

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Aitken, (Adam) Jack (1921–1998), lexicographer and philologist, was born on 19 June 1921 in Edinburgh, the only son and eldest of the three children of Adam Aitken (1896–1958), miner, and his first wife, Alexandrina Sutherland (1896–1931). He was baptized into the Church of Scotland...

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Allen, Alexander (1814–1842), philologist and classical scholar, was born at Hackney, Middlesex, on 23 September 1814, the son of John Allen (1771–1839), a dissenting layman and author of A History of Modern Judaism (1816), and his wife, Charlotte Jane. He was educated at his father's school and at ...

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Aram, Eugene (bap. 1704, d. 1759), murderer and philologist, was born at Ramsgill and baptized on 2 October 1704 at Middlesmoor, West Riding of Yorkshire. Little is known of his mother, but his father, Peter Aram (bap. 1667, d. 1735), employed as gardener to ...

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Atkinson, Robert (1839–1908), philologist, born at Gateshead on 6 April 1839, was the only child of John Atkinson, who was a grocer there, and his wife, Ann. After education at the Anchorage grammar school close to his home from 1849 to 1856, he matriculated at ...

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Auty, Robert (1914–1978), philologist, was born on 10 October 1914 at 31 Tooker Road, Rotherham, Yorkshire, the second son and youngest of the four children of George Auty, headmaster of an elementary school, and his wife, Martha Louise, née Richards. Robert's sister Phyllis...

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Sir Harold Walter Bailey (1899–1996) by Ronald Way, 1972 © reserved / The President and Fellows of Queens' College, Cambridge

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Bailey, Sir Harold Walter (1899–1996), Indo-Iranian scholar and philologist, was born on 16 December 1899 at 54 Northgate Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, one of three sons of Frederick Charles Bailey, labourer, and his wife, Emma Jane, née Richardt. When he was ten his parents moved to ...

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Baker, Anne Elizabeth (1786–1861), philologist, was born at Northampton on 16 June 1786, and was baptized on 25 July at the Castle Hill Independent Church, the daughter of Richard Baker and his wife, Ann. She was the younger sister of George Baker (1781–1851)...

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Bannister, John (1816–1873), philologist, was born at York on 25 February 1816, the son of David Bannister (1788–1854) and his wife, Elizabeth Greensides (1789–1864). From 1839 he was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he studied classics and Hebrew (BA, 1844; MA, 1853; LLB and LLD, 1866). He was ordained priest in 1845, and served as curate of ...