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Heaney, Seamus Justin (1939–2013), poet, translator, and literary critic, was born at Mossbawn Farm, near Castledawson, co. Derry, Northern Ireland, on 13 April 1939, the oldest of nine children of Patrick Heaney (1910–1986), farmer, and his wife, Margaret Kathleen, née McCann (1911–1984). He was educated at ...

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Moncrieff, Charles Kenneth Michael Scott (1889–1930), translator, was born on 25 September 1889 at Weedingshall, Polmont, near Falkirk, Stirlingshire, the third son of William George Scott Moncrieff (1846–1927), advocate and sheriff substitute for Stirlingshire, and his wife, Jessie Margaret (1858–1936), daughter of Robert Scott Moncrieff...

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Stapylton [Stapleton], Sir Robert (1607x9?–1669), translator and playwright, was born in Carlton, near Snaith, Yorkshire, the third son of Richard Stapylton (d. 1636), and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Pierrepont. The family was staunchly Roman Catholic in an area which had only partially accepted the Elizabethan religious settlement. There is no record of either birth date or baptism. About 1621 ...

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Watkin, Edward Ingram (1888–1981), writer and translator, was born on 27 September 1888 at Stand, Cheshire, the only child of Edgar Watkin (1860–1908) and his wife, Emmeline Paxton Ingram (1851–1937). His father was a cultivated dilettante and grandson of the Manchester Liberal reformer ...