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Alexander, (Conel) Hugh O'Donel (1909–1974), chess player and cryptanalyst, was born in Cork on 19 April 1909, the eldest of four children of Conel William Long Alexander (1879–1920), professor of engineering at University College, Cork, and his wife, Hilda Barbara Bennett (1881–1964), of ...

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Barry, Sir (Philip) Stuart Milner- (1906–1995), code-breaker and chess player, was born on 20 September 1906 in Hendon, London, the second youngest of six children (five sons and one daughter) of Edward Leopold Milner-Barry, a schoolteacher (later professor of modern languages at the ...

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Lunn, Peter Northcote (1914–2011), skier and intelligence officer, was born on 15 November 1914 at 30 Ashley Place, Westminster, the elder son of Sir Arnold Henry Moore Lunn (1888–1974), the pioneer of Alpine ski racing, and later a prominent Catholic proselytizer, and his first wife, ...

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Saul, Arthur (d. 1614x18), writer on chess and supposed spy, is a figure about whom much remains obscure. He was possibly a kinsman of Arthur Saul (d. 1586), canon of Bristol and of Gloucester, and may be the Arthur Sale who graduated BD from ...