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Barrett, David (1914–1998), Finnish and Georgian scholar and translator, was born on 9 May 1914 at 13 Fleetwood Road, Dollis Hill, London, the son of Frank Piggott Barrett, a stationer's commercial traveller and later a coal merchant's clerk, and his wife, Lilian, née...

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Bredsdorff, Elias Lunn (1912–2002), Danish scholar, was born on 15 January 1912 at Roskilde folk high school, Denmark, the youngest of six sons of Thomas Vilhelm Birkedal Bredsdorff (1868–1922) and his wife, Margrethe, née Lunn (1871–1958). His father was the headmaster of the school, a further education college run on liberal Christian principles, and his mother a teacher. Originally taught at home, from the age of twelve he attended ...

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Elias Lunn Bredsdorff (1912–2002) by Bertyl Gaye, c. 1962–1963 The Master and Fellows of Peterhouse, Cambridge

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Dasent, Sir George Webbe (1817–1896), Scandinavian scholar, was born on 22 May 1817 at St Vincent, in the West Indies. He was the third son of John Roche Dasent (1773–1832), attorney-general of St Vincent, and his second wife (who was the younger sister of his deceased first wife), ...

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Dronke [née Brown], Ursula Miriam (1920–2012), scholar of Old Norse–Icelandic literature, was born on 3 November 1920 at 11 Shakespeare Terrace, Sunderland, the only daughter of Vernon Brown (1892–1960), a lecturer at a training college for elementary school teachers, and his wife, ...

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Foote, Peter Godfrey (1924–2009), Old Icelandic scholar, was born on 26 May 1924 in Princess Road, Swanage, Dorset, the fourth of five sons of Tom Foote (1886–1944), railway porter, later butcher, and his wife, Ellen, née Weeks (1887–1965). He attended the grammar school in ...

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Johnstone, James (d. 1798), Icelandic scholar, is of obscure origins and his date and place of birth have not been firmly established. His own letters and those of others indicate that he was a Scot; he titled himself master of arts in his published works, but he has not been definitively identified with any of the men of that name who are recorded as having studied at the Scottish universities or at ...

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Jones, Gwyn (1907–1999), writer and viking scholar, was born on 24 May 1907 in Queens Road, New Tredegar, Monmouthshire, the second child of George Henry Jones (1874–1970), miner, and his second wife, Lily Florence, née Nethercott (1877–1960), a midwife, and brought up at ...

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Magnússon, Eiríkur (1833–1913), librarian and Icelandic scholar, was born in the parsonage of Berufjörður in east Iceland on 1 February 1833, the second son and third child of the Revd Magnús Bergsson (1799–1892), then curate of Berufjörður, and his wife, Vilborg Eiríksdóttir (1804–1862)...

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Eiríkur Magnússon (1833–1913) by Hay, 1867 National Museum of Iceland