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Joshua Barnes (1654–1712) by unknown artist Emmanuel College, Cambridge; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barnes, Joshua (1654–1712), Greek scholar and antiquary, was born on 10 January 1654, the son of Edward Barnes, a tailor from St Stephen, Coleman Street parish, London; he was baptized at St Giles Cripplegate on 22 January. He was educated at Christ's Hospital...

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Bodington, Sir Nathan (1848–1911), Greek scholar and university administrator, born at Aston, Birmingham, on 29 May 1848, was the only son in a family of one son and one daughter of Jonathan Bodington (1794–1875), miller, and his wife, Anne Redfern (1818–1894). He entered ...

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Boyd, Hugh Stuart (1781–1848), Greek scholar, was born at Edgware, Middlesex, on 23 March 1781, the son of Hugh Macaulay Boyd (1746–1794) and his wife, Frances, née Morphy. His father had been born Hugh Macaulay, but prior to his son's birth had assumed the surname of his maternal grandfather, ...

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Ingram Bywater (1840–1914) by John Singer Sargent, 1901 © Tate, London, 2004

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Bywater, Ingram (1840–1914), Greek scholar, was born in Islington, London, on 27 June 1840, the only son of John Ingram Bywater (1812/13–1864), a customs clerk, and his wife, Emma, née Marshall (d. September 1903). He was educated at private schools, University College School, London...

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Charles Cannan (1858–1919) by Gillman & Co., 1918 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cannan, Charles (1858–1919), Aristotelian scholar and publisher, was born at Richmond, Surrey, on 2 August 1858, son of David Alexander Cannan (1820–1877), a building contractor of Kirkcudbrightshire, and his wife, Jane Dorothea Claude (1822–1861), a Sunday school teacher of Huguenot descent. His brother was the economist ...

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Day, John (1566–1628), Aristotelian scholar and Church of England clergyman, was born 'in or over Aldersgate in London' (Wood, Ath. Oxon., 412), the son of John Day (1521/2–1584), printer, and his wife, Alice Lehunte (d. 1612), and brother of ...

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Elisabeth Leedham-Green and N. G. Wilson

Dodington, Bartholomew (1535/6–1595), Greek scholar, was born in Middlesex of unknown parentage. He was admitted a scholar at St John's College, Cambridge, on the Lady Margaret Beaufort foundation on 11 November 1547 and proceeded BA in 1551–2. In 1552 he was admitted a fellow of the college, on the same foundation, and in 1555 proceeded MA and signed the Marian articles imposed on the university. He was senior proctor from 1559 to 1560 and was elected a fellow of ...

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Elisabeth Leedham-Green and N. G. Wilson

Downes, Andrew (c. 1549–1628), Greek scholar, was born in Shropshire of unknown parentage. He was educated at Shrewsbury School under the first headmaster, Thomas Ashton, who was subsequently tutor to Robert Devereux, second earl of Essex. He became acquainted with Essex at Cambridge...

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Joseph Gouge Greenwood (1821–1894) by John H. E. Partington, 1883 © Manchester City Art Galleries

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Greenwood, Joseph Gouge (1821–1894), Greek scholar and university administrator, born at Petersfield, Hampshire, was the son of the Revd Joseph Greenwood (d. 1839), a Congregational minister and his wife, Maria Gouge. At the age of fourteen he was sent to University College School, London...

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Harmar, John (c. 1555–1613), Greek scholar, was born at Newbury in Berkshire of unknown parentage. In 1569 he entered Winchester College. In 1572 he became a scholar at New College, Oxford, where he matriculated on 10 January 1575, graduated BA on 21 January 1577, and became a fellow. ...

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Harmar, John (1593x6–1670), Church of England clergyman and Greek scholar, was, according to Wood, born at Churchdown, near Gloucester, eldest son of Arthur Harmar. He entered Winchester School probably about 1606 and was elected to a scholarship there in 1608 aged twelve, during the wardenship of his uncle, also ...

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Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1841–1905) by Window & Grove © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jebb, Sir Richard Claverhouse (1841–1905), Greek scholar, was the eldest of the four children of Robert Jebb, an Irish barrister, and his wife, Emily Harriet (d. 1883), third daughter of Heneage Horsley, dean of Brechin; he derived his second name from Claverhouse...

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