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Bowle, John (1725–1788), literary editor, was born on 15 October 1725 at Idmiston, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, the eldest of the four children of John Bowle (c.1700–1743), gentleman, and his wife, Sarah (1700–1785), daughter of the Revd Thomas Westley, rector of Brockley, Somerset...

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Edward FitzGerald Brenan (1894–1987) by Dora Carrington, 1921 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brenan, Edward FitzGerald [Gerald] (1894–1987), writer and Hispanic scholar, was born on 7 April 1894 at Sliema, Malta, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Hugh Brenan, subaltern in the Royal Irish Rifles, and his wife, Helen, daughter of Sir Ogilvie Graham...

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Chorley, John Rutter (1806–1867), scholar of Spanish literature and poet, was born on 31 July 1806 at Blackley Hurst, near Billinge, Lancashire, the third of the four children of John Chorley (1771–1816), iron worker and lock maker, and his wife, Jane, née Wilkinson (1779–1851)...

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Gili, John Louis (1907–1998), bookseller, publisher, and Catalan scholar, was born Joan Lluís Gili i Serra on 10 February 1907 in Barcelona, the son of Lluís Gili Roig (1882–1957), bookseller and publisher, and his wife, Victoria Serra Sunyol. He was thus a scion of a publishing house founded by ...

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Hartley [married names Gallichan; Lewis], Catherine Gasquoine (1866/7–1928), author and art historian, was born in Antananarivo, Madagascar, the second of the two daughters of Richard Griffiths Hartley (c.1837–1870), missionary, and his wife, Catherine, née Gasquoine (bap. 1829). Both parents were from wealthy ...

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Kelly, James Fitzmaurice- (1857–1923), historian of Spanish literature, was born in Glasgow on 20 June 1857, the eldest son of Colonel Thomas Kelly, then of the 40th foot but formerly of the Egyptian police, and his wife, Catherine, née Fitzmaurice. As he was a Roman Catholic and three-parts Irish, he can be said to have inherited sociability, wit, and feelings of sympathy with ...

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James Fitzmaurice- Kelly (1857–1923) by Sir John Lavery, 1898 by courtesy of Felix Rosenstiel's Widow & Son Ltd., London, on behalf of the Estate of Sir John Lavery; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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MacColl, Norman (1843–1904), journal editor and Spanish scholar, was born on 31 August 1843 at 28 Ann Street, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, the only child of Alexander Stewart MacColl and his wife, Eliza Fulford of Crediton. His grandfather, Donald MacColl, was an Episcopalian clergyman who later became factor to the ...

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Mill, Robert Duguid Forrest Pring- (1924–2005), scholar of Catalan, Spanish, and Latin American literature, was born on 11 September 1924 at Talbot House, Stapleford Tawney, Essex, the son of Captain (later Major) Richard Pring-Mill, an officer in the Royal Field Artillery, and his wife, ...

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Terry, Arthur Hubert (1927–2004), translator and scholar of Catalan, Spanish, and comparative literature, was born on 17 February 1927 at 25 Grosvenor Terrace, York, the son of Arthur Terry, insurance official, and his wife, Beatrice, née Hardisty. He was educated at St Peter's School, York...

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Varey, John Earl (1922–1999), scholar of Spanish literature, was born on 26 August 1922 at 15 Fielding Crescent, Blackburn, Lancashire, the son of Harold Varey, elementary schoolmaster, and his wife, Dorothy Halstead, née Yates. He grew up in his birthplace, attending Blackburn grammar school...