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Aldred, Cyril (1914–1991), Egyptologist and art historian, was born on 19 February 1914 at 41 Beltran Road, Fulham, London, the fifth of the six children of Frederick Aldred, a civil servant, and his wife, Lilian Ethel Underwood. Educated at the Sloane School, Chelsea...

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Bonomi, Joseph (1796–1878), sculptor and Egyptologist, and his twin sister, Mary Anne Bonomi (1796–1872), were born at 76 Great Titchfield Street, London, on 9 October 1796, the eighth and ninth but fourth and fifth surviving children of Joseph (Giuseppe) Bonomi (1739–1808), architect, and ...

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Glück, Louis [pseud. Louis Glück Rosenthal] (1804–1874), artist and Hebrew scholar, was born in Posen in Prussia. His father, Pielte Elimelech Glück (d. c.1840), a furrier, was a prominent (hakham) member of the Jewish community. Nothing is known of ...

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Jervas [Jarvis], Charles (1675–1739), portrait painter and translator, was born in Clonliske, Shinrone, King's county, Ireland, the son of John Jervas (d. 1697) and Elizabeth Baldwin. According to George Vertue, by the mid-1690s Jervas was living in London, where he stayed and studied with ...

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Murray, Lady Evelyn Stewart- (1868–1940), Gaelic folklorist and needlewoman, was born on 17 March 1868 at Blair Castle, Perthshire. She was the third daughter of John James Hugh Henry Stewart-Murray, seventh duke of Atholl (1840–1917) and his wife, Louisa (1844–1902), eldest daughter of ...

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Schiff, Sydney Alfred [pseud. Stephen Hudson] (1868–1944), novelist, translator, and patron of the arts, was born in London, the illegitimate child of Alfred George Schiff (c.1840–1908), a stockbroker, and Caroline Mary Ann Eliza Cavell, née Scates (1842–c.1896). Caroline...

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Schreiber [née Bertie; other married name Guest], Lady Charlotte Elizabeth (1812–1895), translator, businesswoman, and collector, eldest child of Albemarle Bertie, ninth earl of Lindsey (1744–1818), former army general and tory MP for Stamford, and his second wife, Charlotte Susanna Elizabeth, née Layard (1780–1858)...

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Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Schreiber (1812–1895) by William Walker, pubd 1852 (after Richard Buckner) Glamorgan Record Office

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Seznec, Jean Joseph (1905–1983), art historian and scholar of French literature, was born on 18 March 1905 at Morlaix, Brittany, the son of Jean Seznec and his wife Pauline, née le Férec, both primary school teachers, although originally of farming stock. His mother died giving birth to a younger brother and he was brought up mainly by a grandmother. He valued his Breton origins, retaining a connection with the province through academic work on ...

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Strong, Sandford Arthur (1863–1904), orientalist and art historian, born in London on 10 April 1863, was the second son of Thomas Banks Strong, of the War Office, and his wife, Anna, née Lawson, a Hebrew scholar. His elder brother was Thomas Banks Strong...

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Stuart, John Spencer Innes [Johnny] (1940–2003), Russian scholar and art historian, was born on 20 May 1940 at 55 Queen's Road, Aberdeen, the son of Innes Stuart (1905–1992), a Scottish landowner and insurance official then serving as a captain in the Gordon Highlanders...

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Townsend, Peter (1919–2006), Sinologist and art magazine editor, was born on 24 August 1919 at 21 Cyril Mansions, East Battersea, London, the third son and fourth of five children of Lewis William Townsend, dentist, poet, and biographer of Oliver Wendell Holmes, and his wife, ...