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Cohen, John Michael (1903–1989), translator and literary scholar, was born on 5 February 1903 at 58 Carlton Hill, St John's Wood, London, the son of Arthur Cohen, master upholsterer, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Abrahams. Born into an assimilated Jewish family, he was educated at ...

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Hearn, (Patricio) Lafcadio Carlos [Yakumo Koizumi] (1850–1904), author and translator, was born on the Ionian island of Santa Maura, Greece, on 27 June 1850, the eldest surviving child of Surgeon-Major Charles Bush Hearn (d. 1866), later of the East India Company...

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Needham, Rodney (1923–2006), anthropologist, was born Rodney Needham Green on 15 May 1923 at The Limes, Belle Grove Road, Welling, Bexley, Kent, the only son and eldest of three children of Horace Edward Green, a clerk in the War Office (later an official in the ...

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Turnbull, Colin Macmillan (1924–1994), anthropologist, was born on 23 November 1924 at Highfield, Northwick Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex, one of two sons of John Rutherford Turnbull, chartered accountant, and his wife, Dorothy Helena Wellesley, daughter of the Revd Arthur Wellesley Chapman of Toronto. His father was Scottish, and his mother Irish-Canadian. He was educated at ...