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Alexander, Louis George (1932–2002), language teacher and author, was born Elias George Ftyaras on 15 January 1932 at 116 Sutherland Avenue, Maida Vale, London, the son of George Elias Ftyaras (b. c.1909), a Greek doctor who settled permanently in England, and his wife, ...

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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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Gordon Goodwin

revised by M. C. Curthoys

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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Florio, John (1553–1625), author and teacher of languages, was born in London, the son of a Tuscan former Franciscan friar, Michael Angelo Florio (d. 1566x71), and of an Englishwoman whose identity has not been determined. His father, like the famous Italian reformers and preachers ...

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John Florio (1553–1625) by William Hole, 1611 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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W. W. Wroth

revised by John D. Haigh

Hamilton, James (1769–1829), teacher of languages, is thought to have been born at Dublin, where he was taught for four years at a school kept by Beatty and Mulhall, two Jesuit priests. For about three years before the revolution he was in business in ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by A. J. Hegarty

Leighton, Henry (d. 1669), language teacher, was a Scot educated mainly in France. While serving in the royal army at Oxford he intruded himself by stealth at dusk on 1 November 1642 into a mass creation of masters of art commanded by Charles I...

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Masson, (George Joseph) Gustave (1819–1888), French scholar and teacher, was born in London on 9 March 1819, the son of Emile Masson, who served under Napoleon and having survived the retreat from Moscow lived in exile in London where he met and married ...

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O'Brien, Paul (1762/3–1820), Irish-language scholar and teacher, was born in the district of Breakey in co. Meath, near its border with co. Cavan; the names of his father and mother have not been preserved. In the late eighteenth century this district was a stronghold of Irish language and culture, with a number of poets—...

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Oswald, Eugene (1826–1912), teacher and writer, was born in Heidelberg on 16 October 1826, the youngest of the five children of Carl August Oswald, a publisher in Heidelberg, and his wife, Christiana Augusta Brédé, who was of Huguenot descent. Though of a scholarly bent, ...