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Henry Beveridge

revised by Parvin Loloi

Bland [formerly Crumpe], Nathaniel (1803–1865), Persian scholar, was born on 3 February 1803, the only son of Nathaniel Bland of Randalls Park, Leatherhead. His father's name was originally Crumpe, but after leaving Ireland and purchasing Randalls Park, in 1812 he took the surname of his mother, ...

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E. D. Ross

revised by John Gurney

Browne, Edward Granville (1862–1926), Persian scholar, was born at Stouts Hill, Uley, Gloucestershire, the home of his grandfather Colonel Benjamin Chapman Browne, on 7 February 1862. He was the eldest son of the nine children of Sir Benjamin Chapman Browne (1839–1917), civil engineer, and his wife, ...

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Gershevitch, Ilya (1914–2001), scholar of Iranian languages, was born Ilja Gerschewitsch on 24 October 1914 in Zürich, the only child of Aron (Arkadi) Gerschewitsch (1891–c.1926), a medical student, and his wife, (Rose) Mila Mirov (1889–1975), a pianist. Stranded in Germany on the outbreak of war in 1914, his Russian parents had fled to ...

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Gladwin, Francis (1744/5–1812), Persian scholar, was born the elder of two known sons of an otherwise unidentified F. Gladwin. He went to a school in Islington kept by John Shield. The whole of his adult life was spent in India. In 1765 he was reported to have been working for 'some time' in the office of the secretary to the ...

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Harington, John Herbert (1764/5–1828), administrator in India and Persian scholar, obtained a writership in the East India Company's service in Bengal in 1780 and in 1781 was made assistant in the revenue department. By 1783 he had mastered Persian sufficiently to be appointed Persian translator to the ...

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Kennedy, Vans (1783–1846), army officer and Sanskrit and Persian scholar, was born at Pinmore in the parish of Ayr, Scotland, the youngest son of Robert Kennedy of Pinmore and his wife, Robina, daughter of John Vans of Barnbarroch, Wigtownshire, who on marrying his cousin assumed the name of ...

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Lambton, Ann Katharine Swynford [Nancy] (1912–2008), orientalist and Persianist, was born at Mesnil Warren, Bury Road, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk, on 8 February 1912, the elder daughter and second of the four children of George Lambton (1860–1945), racehorse trainer, and his wife, Cecily Margaret, ...

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MacKenzie, (David) Neil (1926–2001), scholar of Iranian languages, was born on 8 April 1926 at 56 Tytherton Road, Islington, London, the elder child and only son of David MacKenzie (1897–1974), a colonial trader and later civil servant of Scottish extraction, and his wife, ...

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Minorsky, Vladimir Fyodorovich (1877–1966), orientalist and Persian scholar, the son of Fyodor M. Minorsky and his wife, Olga, née Golubitskaya, was born on 5 February 1877 at Korcheva, on the upper Volga to the north-west of Moscow. He was educated at Moscow University...

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Moulton, James Hope (1863–1917), biblical and Zoroastrian scholar, the elder son of the Revd William Fiddian Moulton (1835–1898), biblical scholar and headmaster of the Leys School, Cambridge, and his wife, Hannah, daughter of the Revd Samuel Hope, was born at the Wesleyan Institution, Richmond, Surrey...