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Austin, William (b. 1627/8, d. in or before 1677), poet and classical scholar, was born in the parish of St Saviour, Southwark, the second son in the family of four children of William Austin (c. 1587–1634), writer and barrister, and his second wife, ...

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Francis [née Gittins], Ann (bap. 1738, d. 1800), classical scholar and poet, was baptized on 7 April 1738 in South Stoke, near Arundel, Sussex, the daughter of Jane Sapp (bap. 1718, d. 1779) and the Revd Daniel Gittins, rector of South Stoke...

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Walter George Headlam (1866–1908) by Hills & Saunders, c. 1884 King's College Archives, Cambridge

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Headlam, Walter George (1866–1908), classical scholar and poet, was born at 24 Norfolk Square, Hyde Park, London, on 15 February 1866. He was the second son of Edward Headlam, fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, director of examinations in the civil service commission...

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Alfred Edward Housman (1859–1936) by Francis Dodd, 1926 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Housman, Alfred Edward (1859–1936), poet and classical scholar, was born on 26 March 1859 at Valley House, Fockbury, a hamlet near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, the first of the seven children (born within the space of ten years) of Edward Housman (1831–1894), solicitor, and his wife, ...

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Lofft, Capell (1806–1873), classical scholar, poet, and writer, fourth son of Capel Lofft (1751–1824), and only son with his second wife, Sarah Watson, daughter of John Finch, was born on 9 March 1806 at Troston Hall, Suffolk. In 1814 he was placed on the foundation of ...

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John William Mackail (1859–1945) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mackail, John William (1859–1945), classical scholar, literary critic, and poet, was born at Ascog in the parish of Kingarth, Isle of Bute, on 26 August 1859, the only son and second child of the Revd John Mackail, a Free Church minister who, after service in ...

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Phillimore, John Swinnerton (1873–1926), classical scholar and poet, was born at Boconnoc, Cornwall, on 26 February 1873, the fourth son of Vice-Admiral Sir Augustus Phillimore (1822–1897), of Shedfield, Hampshire, and his wife, Harriet Eleanor (d. 1924), second daughter of the Hon. George Matthew Fortescue...