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Hourani, Albert Habib (1915–1993), historian and Arabist, was born on 31 March 1915 in Didsbury, south Manchester, the fifth of the six children of Fadlo Hourani (1871–1960), a textile exporter, and his wife, Soumaiya (1881–1943), daughter of the Revd Yuakim and Khazma Racy...

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Lewis, Agnes Smith (1843–1926), Arabic and Syriac scholar and novelist, was born Agnes Smith on 16 April 1843 in Irvine, Ayrshire. She was the elder identical twin daughter of John Smith (d. 1866), writer to the signet of Irvine, and his wife, ...

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Monroe, Elizabeth (1905–1986), journalist and scholar of the Middle East, was born at the Nurses' Home, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, on 16 January 1905, daughter of Horace Granville Monroe (1872–1933) and his wife, Francis Alice (d. 1932), daughter of the ecclesiastical historian George Thomas Stokes...