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Austin, Lloyd James (1915–1994), scholar of French literature, was born on 4 November 1915 in Melbourne, Australia, the third of four children (all sons) of J. W. A. Austin and his wife, née J. E. Tymms. He grew up in Melbourne and was educated at ...

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Denisot, Nicolas (1515–1559), French poet and tutor, was born at Le Mans, the son of Jean Denisot (d. 1539), bailiff of Assé and advocate in the provincial court of Le Mans. He learned the arts of engraving and cartography and produced maps of ...

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Fairlie, Alison Anna Bowie (1917–1993), scholar of French literature, was born on 23 May 1917 at the manse, Lerwick, Shetland, the eldest daughter of Robert Paul Fairlie, minister of the Church of Scotland, and his wife, Florence Annie Allan, née Wilson. She always maintained an intense feeling for her homeland. ...

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Laun, Henri van (1820–1896), author and French scholar, was born in the Netherlands. He was educated in France, and settled permanently in England in 1848. At first he sought to make his fortune as a journalist, but soon came to prefer the less precarious business of teaching. He was successively French master at ...

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Mourgues, Odette Marie Hélène Louise de (1914–1988), French scholar and novelist, was born on 14 May 1914 in Le Puy, France, the eldest child and only daughter of Pierre de Mourgues, physician, and his wife, Hélène, née Terle. Both her brothers followed their father into medicine. She was educated at the lycée in ...

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Eugène Vinaver (1899–1979) by Lotte Meitner-Graf, pubd 1965 © reserved; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Vinaver, Eugène [Yevgeny Maksimovich Vinaver] (1899–1979), literary scholar, was born on 18 June 1899 in St Petersburg, Russia, the son of Maksim Moiseyevich Vinaver (1863–1926), lawyer and politician. His father was a member of the first national Duma, and, following the 1917 revolution, minister of foreign relations in the regional government in the ...