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Alfonsi, Petrus (fl. 1106–1126), scholar and translator of scientific works, was born in northern Spain, to Jewish parents. He was baptized a Christian on 29 June 1106 in Huesca, Aragon, with the names of the apostle on whose feast day the baptism took place and of his godfather, ...

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Gorton, John G. (d. 1835?), compiler of reference works and translator, was a literary figure known now only through his works. He translated Voltaire's Dictionnaire philosophique (1824) and published A General Biographical Dictionary (2 vols., 1828; with appx, 1830?; new edn, with a supplement by ...

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Salesbury [Salisbury], William (b. before 1520, d. c. 1580), translator and humanist scholar, was born some time before 1520 at Cae-du, Llansannan, in Denbighshire. He was the second son of Ffwg Salesbury (d. 1520) and Annes, daughter of Wiliam ap Gruffydd ap Robin o Gochwillan...

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Savile, Thomas (d. 1593), scholar and translator, was born at Over Bradley, near Halifax, the second son of Henry Savile (d. 1566) of Over Bradley and his wife, Elizabeth Ramsden. Sir Henry Savile (1549–1622), one of the most famous scholars of his generation, was ...

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Smith, Elizabeth (1776–1806), scholar and translator, was born on 27 December 1776 at Burn Hall, near Durham, the second child and eldest daughter in the family of four sons and three daughters of George Smith, banker, and his wife, Julia, daughter and sole heir of ...

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