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Armour, Peter James (1940–2002), Italian scholar, was born on 19 November 1940 at the Victoria Nursing Home, Cleveleys, Fleetwood, Lancashire, the elder son and eldest of three children of James Armour, a gas company cashier, and his wife, Anne Mary, née Monaghan of ...

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Arthur John Butler (1844–1910) by Frederick Hollyer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Butler, Arthur John (1844–1910), Italian scholar and mountaineer, born at Putney, Surrey, on 21 June 1844, was the eldest of the six children of William John Butler (1818–1894), at that time curate of Puttenham, near Guildford, Surrey, but best-known as the dean of ...

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Butler, Kathleen Teresa Blake (1883–1950), Italian scholar, was born at Bayview, Bardsea, Urwick, Lancashire, on 26 September 1883, the eldest of the four daughters and three sons of Theobald Fitzwalter Butler (1845–1914), iron merchant, deputy lieutenant for Lancashire, and mayor of Barrow in Furness...

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Castelvetro, Giacomo (bap. 1546, d. 1616), writer and teacher of Italian, was born in Modena, Italy, and was baptized there at S. Barnaba, on 25 March 1546, the third son and ninth child of Niccolò Castelvetro (d. 1578), a wealthy banker, and his wife, ...

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Dionisotti, Carlo Roberto Emilio (1908–1998), Italian scholar, was born on 9 June 1908 in Turin, the son of Eugenio Dionisotti (1866–1955), a Turinese graduate in law, and his wife, Carla, née Cattaneo (1886–1973), a Swiss national born and bred in Italy. Dionisotti felt a particular bond of affection with Italian-speaking ...

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Gardner, (John) Edmund Garratt (1869–1935), Italian scholar, was born on 12 May 1869 at 3 St James's Terrace, Kensington, the first child of John Gardner (1839–1887), member of the stock exchange, and his wife, Amy Vernon, née Garratt (d. 1937). Monica Mary Gardner (1873–1941)...

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Grayson, Cecil (1920–1998), Italian scholar, was born on 5 February 1920 at 1 Court 6, Taylor Street, Batley, Yorkshire, the second son of John Grayson (d. 1926), boiler maker, and his wife, Dora, née Hartley (d. c.1980), a seamstress. Educated at ...

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Mathias, Thomas James (1753/4–1835), satirist and Italian scholar, was the eldest son of Vincent Mathias (c.1711–1782), sub-treasurer in the queen's household, and his wife, Marianne (1724–1799), daughter of Alured Popple, secretary to the Board of Trade and governor of Bermuda. Mathias's...

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Weiss, Roberto (1906–1969), Italian scholar and author, was born in Milan on 22 January 1906, the only son of Eugenio Natale Weiss and of Rita Fattori; his family was of Austrian origin and had settled in Italy. He received a classical education in ...