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Joshua Barnes (1654–1712) by unknown artist Emmanuel College, Cambridge; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barnes, Joshua (1654–1712), Greek scholar and antiquary, was born on 10 January 1654, the son of Edward Barnes, a tailor from St Stephen, Coleman Street parish, London; he was baptized at St Giles Cripplegate on 22 January. He was educated at Christ's Hospital...

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Blaquiere, Edward (1779–1832), author and philhellene, was born in Ireland, the sixth of eight children of James Blaquiere (1726–1803), soldier and farmer. His father, a lieutenant-colonel in the 13th dragoons, was the brother of John Blaquiere, first Baron de Blaquiere (1732–1812), and both were among the nine children of ...

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Bodington, Sir Nathan (1848–1911), Greek scholar and university administrator, born at Aston, Birmingham, on 29 May 1848, was the only son in a family of one son and one daughter of Jonathan Bodington (1794–1875), miller, and his wife, Anne Redfern (1818–1894). He entered ...

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Bonar, James (1757–1821), Greek scholar and writer, was born on 29 September 1757, the eighth son of the ten children of John Bonar (1721–1761), minister of Cockpen and Perth, and Christian Currier (1724–1771). He was educated at Edinburgh high school and at the ...

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William Hunt

revised by John D. Haigh

Boyd, Hugh Stuart (1781–1848), Greek scholar, was born at Edgware, Middlesex, on 23 March 1781, the son of Hugh Macaulay Boyd (1746–1794) and his wife, Frances, née Morphy. His father had been born Hugh Macaulay, but prior to his son's birth had assumed the surname of his maternal grandfather, ...

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J. A. Smith

revised by N. G. Wilson

Burnet, John (1863–1928), Greek scholar, was born at Edinburgh on 9 December 1863, the eldest child of John Burnet, advocate, and his wife, Jessie, daughter of Dr James Cleghorn Kay RN. He was educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh, and was also for a few months at a school near ...

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John Burnet (1863–1928) by Walter Stoneman, 1917 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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R. W. Chapman

revised by Roger T. Stearn

Bywater, Ingram (1840–1914), Greek scholar, was born in Islington, London, on 27 June 1840, the only son of John Ingram Bywater (1812/13–1864), a customs clerk, and his wife, Emma, née Marshall (d. September 1903). He was educated at private schools, University College School, London...

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Ingram Bywater (1840–1914) by John Singer Sargent, 1901 © Tate, London, 2004

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Cannan, Charles (1858–1919), Aristotelian scholar and publisher, was born at Richmond, Surrey, on 2 August 1858, son of David Alexander Cannan (1820–1877), a building contractor of Kirkcudbrightshire, and his wife, Jane Dorothea Claude (1822–1861), a Sunday school teacher of Huguenot descent. His brother was the economist ...

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Charles Cannan (1858–1919) by Gillman & Co., 1918 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Croke, Richard (1489–1558), Greek scholar, was born in London. Nothing is known about his family, except that he had a brother, Robert, who was living in Coltishall in Norfolk in 1538 and in Water Orton, Warwickshire, in 1558, when he was named as one of the executors of ...

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Day, John (1566–1628), Aristotelian scholar and Church of England clergyman, was born 'in or over Aldersgate in London' (Wood, Ath. Oxon., 412), the son of John Day (1521/2–1584), printer, and his wife, Alice Lehunte (d. 1612), and brother of ...

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Elisabeth Leedham-Green and N. G. Wilson

Dodington, Bartholomew (1535/6–1595), Greek scholar, was born in Middlesex of unknown parentage. He was admitted a scholar at St John's College, Cambridge, on the Lady Margaret Beaufort foundation on 11 November 1547 and proceeded BA in 1551–2. In 1552 he was admitted a fellow of the college, on the same foundation, and in 1555 proceeded MA and signed the Marian articles imposed on the university. He was senior proctor from 1559 to 1560 and was elected a fellow of ...

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Elisabeth Leedham-Green and N. G. Wilson

Downes, Andrew (c. 1549–1628), Greek scholar, was born in Shropshire of unknown parentage. He was educated at Shrewsbury School under the first headmaster, Thomas Ashton, who was subsequently tutor to Robert Devereux, second earl of Essex. He became acquainted with Essex at Cambridge...

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Dunlop, Alexander (1684–1747), Greek scholar and university teacher, was born in the North American colony of Carolina, the son of William Dunlop (1653/4–1700) and his wife, Sarah Carstairs, a cousin who was the sister of William Carstares (1649–1715), a leading politician in Scotland...

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George Finlay (1799–1875) by Charles Henry Jeens Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Finlay, George (1799–1875), philhellene and historian, the younger son of Major John Finlay RE FRS (1757–1802) and Helen (née Thomson) and the grandson of James Finlay, a Glasgow merchant, was born on 21 December 1799 at Faversham, Kent. His father died in 1802, and in 1805 his mother married ...