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Edmonds, George (1788–1868), radical and philologist, was born in Birmingham on 10 March 1788, the son of Edward Edmonds (1750–1823) and his second wife, Sarah, née Bromfield (d. 1821). His father was the founding pastor of the Bond Street Baptist Chapel, Birmingham...

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Grierson, Sir George Abraham (1851–1941), administrator in India and philologist, was born at Glenageary, co. Dublin, on 7 January 1851, the eldest son of George Abraham Grierson LLD, printer to the queen in Dublin, and his wife, Isabella, daughter of Henry Ruxton RN...

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Sir George Abraham Grierson (1851–1941) by Bassano, 1920 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Smythe, Percy Ellen Algernon Frederick William Sydney, eighth Viscount Strangford (1825–1869), diplomatist and philologist, born at St Petersburg on 26 November 1825, was the third and youngest son of Percy Clinton Sydney Smythe, sixth viscount (1780–1855), and Eleanor (Ellen; 1788–1826), daughter of Sir Thomas Burke, ...

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Tooke, John Horne [formerly John Horne] (1736–1812), radical and philologist, was born on 25 June 1736 in Newport Street, Westminster, the third of the seven children and the youngest son of John Horne, a prosperous poulterer, and Elizabeth, née Horne. He was baptized ...

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John Horne Tooke (1736–1812) by Thomas Hardy, 1791 © National Portrait Gallery, London