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Aquilecchia, Giovanni [Gianni] (1923–2001), Italian scholar, was born on 28 November 1923 in Nettuno, a city of approximately 40,000 inhabitants near Anzio, south of Rome, the son of Vincenzo Aquilecchia, an officer in the Italian army, and his wife, Maria Letizia, née Filibeck...

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Armour, Peter James (1940–2002), Italian scholar, was born on 19 November 1940 at the Victoria Nursing Home, Cleveleys, Fleetwood, Lancashire, the elder son and eldest of three children of James Armour, a gas company cashier, and his wife, Anne Mary, née Monaghan of ...

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A. T. Quiller-Couch

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Butler, Arthur John (1844–1910), Italian scholar and mountaineer, born at Putney, Surrey, on 21 June 1844, was the eldest of the six children of William John Butler (1818–1894), at that time curate of Puttenham, near Guildford, Surrey, but best-known as the dean of ...

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Arthur John Butler (1844–1910) by Frederick Hollyer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Butler, Kathleen Teresa Blake (1883–1950), Italian scholar, was born at Bayview, Bardsea, Urwick, Lancashire, on 26 September 1883, the eldest of the four daughters and three sons of Theobald Fitzwalter Butler (1845–1914), iron merchant, deputy lieutenant for Lancashire, and mayor of Barrow in Furness...

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Castelvetro, Giacomo (bap. 1546, d. 1616), writer and teacher of Italian, was born in Modena, Italy, and was baptized there at S. Barnaba, on 25 March 1546, the third son and ninth child of Niccolò Castelvetro (d. 1578), a wealthy banker, and his wife, ...

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Dionisotti, Carlo Roberto Emilio (1908–1998), Italian scholar, was born on 9 June 1908 in Turin, the son of Eugenio Dionisotti (1866–1955), a Turinese graduate in law, and his wife, Carla, née Cattaneo (1886–1973), a Swiss national born and bred in Italy. Dionisotti felt a particular bond of affection with Italian-speaking ...

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Gardner, (John) Edmund Garratt (1869–1935), Italian scholar, was born on 12 May 1869 at 3 St James's Terrace, Kensington, the first child of John Gardner (1839–1887), member of the stock exchange, and his wife, Amy Vernon, née Garratt (d. 1937). Monica Mary Gardner (1873–1941)...

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Grayson, Cecil (1920–1998), Italian scholar, was born on 5 February 1920 at 1 Court 6, Taylor Street, Batley, Yorkshire, the second son of John Grayson (d. 1926), boiler maker, and his wife, Dora, née Hartley (d. c.1980), a seamstress. Educated at ...

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G. B. Dibblee

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Lee [Lea], Cromwell (d. 1601), compiler of an Italian dictionary, was younger son of Sir Anthony Lee (or Lea) of Burston and of Quarendon, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, the daughter of Sir Thomas Wyatt. He was the brother of Sir Henry Lee. Cromwell...