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Limentani, Uberto (1913–1989), Italian scholar, was born in Milan on 15 December 1913, the son of Umberto Limentani and his wife, Elisa, née Levi, both Jewish. He ascribed his love of scholarship to his father, a distinguished teacher and translator of classical literature. His family was typical of the Jewish bourgeoisie of the city: close-knit, practically unorthodox, in the sense that few of the Jewish festivals were observed, and thoroughly assimilated into the Italian community. Despite the relatively benevolent attitude of the fascist regime towards ...

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Zimmern, Helen (1846–1934), translator and author, was born in Hamburg, Germany, on 25 March 1846. She was the daughter of Hermann Theodor Zimmern a lace merchant, and his wife, Antonia Marie Therese Regina, sister of Carl Leo, a syndic of Hamburg. Alice Louisa Theodora Zimmern...