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Alexander Gordon

revised by M. C. Curthoys

Anstice, Joseph (1808–1836), classical scholar and hymn writer, the second son of William Anstice and his wife, Penelope, daughter of John Poole of Over Stowey, Somerset, was born on 21 December 1808 at Madeley, Shropshire, where the Anstice family had extensive iron-founding interests. He received his early education from his uncle, ...

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Isaac Casaubon (1559–1614) by unknown artist, late 16th cent.– cent.early 17th © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Casaubon, Isaac (1559–1614), classical scholar and ecclesiastical historian, was born in Geneva on 18 February 1559 ns and baptized two days later, one of the nine children of Arnaud Casaubon (1525–1586), pastor in the Reformed church, and his wife, Jeanne, or Mengine, née...

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John Westby-Gibson

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Chapman, John (bap. 1705, d. 1784), theologian and classical scholar, was born at Wareham and baptized there on 7 November 1705 at Holy Trinity Church, the son of the Revd William Chapman, curate of Wareham and later rector of Strathfieldsay, Hampshire, and his wife, ...

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Donaldson, Sir James (1831–1915), educationist and classical and patristic scholar, was born in the Aberdeen area on 26 April 1831, son of James Donaldson (of whom nothing certain is known) and Christina McKay (subsequently married in 1849 to William Hannan, a widower). He was educated from 1842 at ...

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Kenyon, Sir Frederic George (1863–1952), Greek and biblical scholar and museum director, was born on 15 January 1863, the seventh son and the eleventh of the fifteen children (eleven boys, four girls) of John Robert Kenyon (1807–1880) of Pradoe, Shropshire, grandson of the ...

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Sir Frederic George Kenyon (1863–1952) by Walter Stoneman, 1919 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Merrick, James (1720–1769), biblical and classical scholar and translator, was born at Reading on 8 January 1720, the son of John Merrick MD (1669/70–1757) and Elizabeth (d. 1764), daughter of Richard Lybbe of Hardwick, Oxfordshire. The Latin inscription on his parents' graves in ...

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Palairet, Elias (1713–1765), classical and biblical philologist, was born in Rotterdam, of a French family which had taken refuge in the Netherlands following the revocation of the edict of Nantes in 1685. He studied at Leiden, where his first published work, the Histoire du patriarche Joseph mise en vers héroïques...

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Trevet [Trivet], Nicholas (b. 1257x65, d. in or after 1334), Dominican friar and biblical and classical scholar, was born in Somerset, probably between 1257 and 1265—in the preface to his commentary on Seneca's Declamations, written between 1307 and 1314, he reveals his age as forty-nine. He was the second son of ...