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Auty, Robert (1914–1978), philologist, was born on 10 October 1914 at 31 Tooker Road, Rotherham, Yorkshire, the second son and youngest of the four children of George Auty, headmaster of an elementary school, and his wife, Martha Louise, née Richards. Robert's sister Phyllis...

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Boase, Alan Martin (1902–1982), French scholar, was born in Rathalpin, St Andrews, on 23 June 1902, the son of William Norman Boase (1870–1938), the owner of a linen mill, and his wife, Mabel Margaret, the daughter of John Leadbetter of Broughty Ferry. His father gained distinction in ...

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Charlton, Donald Geoffrey (1925–1995), scholar of French literature, was born on 8 April 1925 at Haslam Maternity Home, Heaton, Bolton, the son of Harry Charlton, local government clerk, and his wife, Hilda, née Whittle. He was educated at Bolton School and read philosophy on a short course scheme 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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Dufief, Nicolas Gouin (1776?–1834), teacher of French, was a native of Nantes. His father, Nicolas-Henri Dufief, a knight of the order of St Louis, served during the French Revolution as a volunteer under the French princes in Germany; his mother, the Comtesse Victoire Aimée Libault Gouin Dufief...

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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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Alison Anna Bowie Fairlie (1917–1993) by unknown photographer by permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library

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Austin Gill (1906–1990) by James Johnston Rough, c. 1939 © reserved; by kind permission of Helene Demisay

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Gill, Austin (1906–1990), French scholar, was born on 3 September 1906 at 6B Northgate Street, Stockport, the second child and first son of Austin Gill (b. 1876/7), a cotton operative, and his wife, Ada, née Nuttall (b. 1880/81). His parents were also born in the ...

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Krailsheimer, Alban John (1921–2001), French scholar, was born on 11 January 1921 at 18 Bramham Gardens, Kensington, London, the son of Leonard Oscar Krailsheimer (1885–1965), banker, whose own father had come from southern Germany to London in the 1870s, and his wife, Audrey Elizabeth, ...

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Lawton, Harold Walter (1899–2005), soldier and French scholar, was born on 27 July 1899 at 28 Grove Street, Burslem, Staffordshire, the son of William Thomas Coates Lawton, potter's tile fixer, and later owner of a tile-laying and mosaics business, and his wife, Alice, ...

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Lecoutz de Lévizac [Levizac], Jean Pons Victor (c. 1750–1813), writer on the French language, was born at Albi in Languedoc of a noble family. He was educated for the church, became a priest when young, and obtained a canonry in the cathedral of ...

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Leigh, Ralph Alexander (1915–1987), French scholar, was born in Poplar, Tower Hamlets, London, on 6 January 1915, the son of a journeyman tailor. His mother died tragically when he was nine. He won a scholarship to Raines' Foundation School for Boys and then won ...

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Malard, Michael (b. 1676), religious controversialist and tutor in French, was born at Vaurenard, near Mâcon, France, the son of François Malard, a doctor of Vaurenard; his mother later married a M. Patissier de la Fayette of Beaugeu. His parents were Roman Catholics and he was prepared for the priesthood but after serving for some years as pasteur at ...

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Charles Kenneth Michael Scott Moncrieff (1889–1930) by unknown photographer, c. 1916 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Moncrieff, Charles Kenneth Michael Scott (1889–1930), translator, was born on 25 September 1889 at Weedingshall, Polmont, near Falkirk, Stirlingshire, the third son of William George Scott Moncrieff (1846–1927), advocate and sheriff substitute for Stirlingshire, and his wife, Jessie Margaret (1858–1936), daughter of Robert Scott Moncrieff...

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Palsgrave, John (d. 1554), teacher and scholar of languages, was born in London. The identity of his parents is unknown, though Palsgrave was evidently close to his mother, his provision for her being mentioned in the state papers in 1529. He is first recorded at the end of 1503 as a student at ...

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Sarolea, Charles Louis-Camille (1870–1953), political writer and French scholar, was born on 25 October 1870 in Tongres (Tongeren) in eastern Belgium, one of the six sons of Jean-Pierre Sarolea, a doctor, and his wife, (Marie) Félicité Vrindts. He was to describe himself in 1912 as 'a Fleming by birth and a Dutchman by origin' (...

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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 ...