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Andrewe, Laurence (fl. c. 1520–1530), printer and translator, describes himself in the prologue to his edition of the Hortus sanitatis ([1527]), as 'of the towne of Calis' (sig. Aiir). Andrewe published seven surviving works in London between 1527 and 1529 'at the sygne of the golden crosse' in ...

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Ashmore, John (fl. 1621), translator and poet, was probably a native of the area near Ripon in Yorkshire (to which his poems repeatedly refer), but his life appears obscure. There are no records of his attending university. He was the first to publish a selection of ...

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Aubin, Penelope (1679?–1738), novelist and translator, was the daughter of Sir Richard Temple, third baronet (1634–1697), and his mistress, Anne Charleton, second daughter of the physician and natural philosopher Walter Charleton (1620–1707). Suggestions, originating with Abbé Antoine Prévost, that Penelope was the daughter of a French émigré officer have been disproved by recent research that has also added substantially to aspects of her biography (...

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Ayres, Philip (1638–1712), poet and translator, was born at Cottingham, Northamptonshire, and educated at Westminster School under Richard Busby. He is said to have been a member of St John's College, Oxford, but there is no record of his having matriculated at that university. By January 1666 he was attached to ...

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Bellenden [Bannatyne], John (c. 1495–1545x8), poet and translator, may have been born in Lothian. He was probably a younger son of Patrick Bellenden (fl. 1486–1520), steward to Margaret Tudor, and Marion Douglas (fl. 1490–1542), nurse to James V. He belonged to a family prominent in royal service throughout the sixteenth century and his parentage also linked him firmly to the ...

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Beloe, William (1758–1817), writer and translator, was born in Norwich on 18 February 1758, son of William Beloe (d. 1791), a tradesman, and his wife, Hannah Hedslup (c.1721–1803). His early education in Norwich was followed by several years in Yorkshire...

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Bevan [née Shuttleworth], (Emma) Frances (1827–1909), translator and poet, was born in Oxford on 25 September 1827, the eldest of three children of Philip Nicholas Shuttleworth (1782–1842), warden of New College, Oxford (1822–40), and bishop of Chichester (1840–42), and Emma Martha Welch...

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Black, Dorothy [Kitty] (1914–2006), theatrical agent and translator, was born on 30 April 1914 in Johannesburg, South Africa, the younger daughter and youngest of six children of Francis Black (d. 1918), quantity surveyor, and his wife, Elizabeth Johanna, née Albertyn. A brother, ...

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Blount [Blunt], Edward (bap. 1562, d. in or before 1632), bookseller and translator, was baptized on 31 January 1562 in the parish of St Laurence Pountney, London, probably the sixth of eight known children of Ralph (Rafe) Blount (Blunt or Blonte; d. 1571)...

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Blundeville, Thomas (1522?–1606?), author and translator, was the eldest son of Edward Blundeville (1492/3–1568), of Newton Flotman, Norfolk, and Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Godsalve. His brother was Jeremy Blundeville of Toft Monks. Suggestions that he was educated at Cambridge remain unsubstantiated; it is possible that he entered ...

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Bohn, Henry George (1796–1884), translator and publisher, was born on 4 January 1796 and baptized in London on 7 February, the first of four sons of John Henry Martin Bohn (c.1757–1843), of Münster, Westphalia, Germany, and Elizabeth Watt, niece of James Watt...

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Henry George Bohn (1796–1884) by Mayall © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bray [née Jacobs], Barbara (1924–2010), translator and script editor, was born at 35 Croxley Road, Maida Vale, London, on 24 November 1924, one of identical twins, daughters of Henry Jacobs, a clerical officer at the Ministry of Health, and his wife, Violet, ...

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Broome, William (bap. 1689, d. 1745), translator and poet, was born at Haslington, Cheshire, and baptized there on 3 May 1689, the son of Randle Broome, a farmer. He was first educated at Eton College, where he was captain of the school until he was eventually sent to ...

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William Broome (bap. 1689, d. 1745) by George Vertue, pubd 1727 (after D. Heins, 1725) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bull, George Anthony (1929–2001), journalist and translator, was born into a working-class Roman Catholic family at 5 Alfred Street, Bow, London, on 23 August 1929, the son of George Thomas Bull, a tramway inspector for the London Passenger Transport Board, and his wife, ...

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Bulteel, John (bap. 1627, d. in or before 1692), writer and translator, was probably the second son and sixth child of John Bulteel (1584–1665), pastor of the Walloon church at Canterbury, and his wife, Marie Gabry: he was baptized there by his father on 26 August 1627. The ...

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Burnaby, William (1673–1706), playwright and translator, was the second son of William Burnaby (1643–1693), brewer, and Isabella (d. 1693), who settled in the parish of St Clement Danes, London. The younger William entered Merton College, Oxford, in 1691, where he was a contemporary of ...

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Busk [née Blair], Mary Margaret (1779–1863), writer and translator, was born at Portland Place, London, in 1779, the daughter of Alexander Blair (1737–1815/16), a wealthy nonconformist soap manufacturer and timber trade merchant from Birmingham, and his wife, Mary Johnson (1749–1827). Her father, a proprietor of the ...