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Alexander, Louis George (1932–2002), language teacher and author, was born Elias George Ftyaras on 15 January 1932 at 116 Sutherland Avenue, Maida Vale, London, the son of George Elias Ftyaras (b. c.1909), a Greek doctor who settled permanently in England, and his wife, ...

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Conches, William de (c. 1085–c. 1154), grammarian and commentator on classical texts, derived from Conches in south-east Normandy. The most important source for his life is the Metalogicon of John of Salisbury, who studied under William between 1138 and 1141. John says that ...

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Dafydd Ddu o Hiraddug (d. in or before 1371), grammarian and poet, was presumably a native of the township of Hiraddug in the parish of Cwm, which was part of the commote of Rhuddlan in the hundred of Tegeingl in north-east Wales. He may have been the boy '...

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Garland, John of (b. c. 1195, d. in or after 1258), grammarian, lexicographer, and poet, was born in England, in a place he calls by its Latin name Gingia, perhaps Ginge in the Wantage hundred in Berkshire.

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Edward Rowe Mores (1730–1778) by J. Mynde (after Richard van Bleeck) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mores, Edward Rowe (1730–1778), antiquary and historian of printing, was born on 13 January 1730 in Tunstall, Kent, the son of the Revd Edward Mores (d. 1740), rector of Tunstall, and Sarah Windsor, of London. He was a descendant of two lord mayors of ...

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Palmer, Samuel (bap. 1692, d. 1732), printer and historian of printing, was baptized on 31 August 1692 at St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, the second and only surviving son of John Palmer (d. 1697), perfumer, and his wife, Dorothy, née Provost (d. 1694)...

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Sandford, John (c. 1565–1629), poet and grammarian, was the son of Richard Sandford, gentleman, of Chard, Somerset, where he was born. He entered Magdalen College, Oxford, as a commoner about 16 October 1581, and graduated BA from Balliol on 17 December 1586 and MA on 27 May 1595. In 1592 he acted as 'corrector Typograph' to the press at ...

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Seward [Seguarde], John (1364/5–1435/6), schoolmaster, grammarian, and poet, appears to have originated in the north of England and to have been educated there, perhaps at Norham, Northumberland, and Guisborough in the North Riding of Yorkshire, before studying at Oxford University of which he called himself 'an unworthy subject'; he also wrote respectfully of ...

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Vinsauf, Geoffrey of [called Galfridus Anglicus] (fl. 1208–1213), poet and teacher of grammar and rhetoric, also called Anglicus, is best-known as the author of the Poetria nova ('The new poetics'), the single most successful textbook on rhetorical composition written during the middle ages. It is not known what his name means. What little is known about his life comes chiefly from the ...

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Wedderburn, David (bap. 1580, d. 1646), poet and Latin grammarian, was baptized in the parish church of Aberdeen on 2 January 1580, the eldest son of William Wedderburn (1550?–1620), a burgess of the town, and Marjorie Annand. There is some confusion as to where ...

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Wilton, Serlo of (c. 1105–1181), grammarian and poet, was a Cluniac monk and Cistercian abbot. The epithet a Wiltunia (Walter Map) suggests that he came from Wilton, probably in Wiltshire. His birth date is inferred from his career and death. He has been gradually disentangled from other ...