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Davies [née Morpurgo], Anna Elbina Laura Margherita [known as Anna Morpurgo Davies] (1937–2014), linguist and philologist, was born on 21 June 1937 in Milan, the fourth child and only daughter of Augusto Morpurgo (d. 1939), engineer, and his wife ...


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Hodgkin, John (1766–1845), grammarian and calligrapher, was born at Shipston-on-Stour, Worcestershire, on 11 February 1766, the son of John Hodgkin, shopkeeper and wool stapler, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Gibbs. He was educated partly at a Quakers' school at Worcester, and partly by his uncle, ...


Junius [Du Jon], Franciscus [Francis] (1591–1677), philologist and writer on art, was born at Heidelberg, Germany, on 29 January 1591, the youngest of the five children of Franciscus Junius (or Du Jon; 1545–1602), a French nobleman and protestant theologian, and his third wife, ...