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Johns, Claude Hermann Walter (1857–1920), Assyriologist and Church of England clergyman, was born at Banwell, Somerset, on 4 February 1857, the eldest son of the Revd Walter Pascoe Johns, a Wesleyan minister, of a yeoman family settled for generations at Wendron, Cornwall, and his wife, ...

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Claude Hermann Walter Johns (1857–1920) by Elliott & Fry, 1909 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wiseman, Donald John (1918–2010), Assyriologist and biblical scholar, was born on 25 October 1918 at Rose Villa, Walderton, near Stoughton, Westbourne, Sussex, the first son and third of the five children of Major (later Air Commodore) Percy John Wiseman (1888–1948), founding accountant for the ...