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Austin, Lloyd James (1915–1994), scholar of French literature, was born on 4 November 1915 in Melbourne, Australia, the third of four children (all sons) of J. W. A. Austin and his wife, née J. E. Tymms. He grew up in Melbourne and was educated 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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Baldick, Robert André Édouard (1927–1972), French scholar and translator, was born on 9 November 1927 at 69 Heaton Road, Paddock, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, the only son of George Sidney Baldick, schoolmaster, and his French wife, Marie Octavie Angéla, née Marielle. He was educated at ...

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Boase, Alan Martin (1902–1982), French scholar, was born in Rathalpin, St Andrews, on 23 June 1902, the son of William Norman Boase (1870–1938), the owner of a linen mill, and his wife, Mabel Margaret, the daughter of John Leadbetter of Broughty Ferry. His father gained distinction in ...

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Bowie, Malcolm McNaughtan (1943–2007), scholar of French and comparative literature, was born on 5 May 1943 at 1 Hollesley Villa, Saxmundham Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, the elder of two children (both sons) of George Alexander Bowie (b. 1913), a private in the Royal Army Medical Corps...

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Bussy [née Strachey], Dorothea [Dorothy] [pseud. Olivia] (1865–1960), translator and author, was born on 24 July 1865 at Willenhall, near Barnet, London, the third of the ten children (three others died in infancy) of Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Strachey (1817–1908), scientist and administrator in ...

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Charlton, Donald Geoffrey (1925–1995), scholar of French literature, was born on 8 April 1925 at Haslam Maternity Home, Heaton, Bolton, the son of Harry Charlton, local government clerk, and his wife, Hilda, née Whittle. He was educated at Bolton School and read philosophy on a short course scheme at ...

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Denisot, Nicolas (1515–1559), French poet and tutor, was born at Le Mans, the son of Jean Denisot (d. 1539), bailiff of Assé and advocate in the provincial court of Le Mans. He learned the arts of engraving and cartography and produced maps of ...

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Dufief, Nicolas Gouin (1776?–1834), teacher of French, was a native of Nantes. His father, Nicolas-Henri Dufief, a knight of the order of St Louis, served during the French Revolution as a volunteer under the French princes in Germany; his mother, the Comtesse Victoire Aimée Libault Gouin Dufief...

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Fairlie, Alison Anna Bowie (1917–1993), scholar of French literature, was born on 23 May 1917 at the manse, Lerwick, Shetland, the eldest daughter of Robert Paul Fairlie, minister of the Church of Scotland, and his wife, Florence Annie Allan, née Wilson. She always maintained an intense feeling for her homeland. ...