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Deutscher, Isaac (1907–1967), biographer and historian, was born in Chrzanow, near Cracow, Galicia, in Austro-Hungarian Poland on 3 April 1907, the eldest among the three children of Jacob Kopel Deutscher, who owned his own printing business, and his second wife, Gustawa, née Jolles...

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Thomas Jefferson Hogg (1792–1862) by R. Easton, 1857 © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

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Hogg, Thomas Jefferson (1792–1862), biographer of Percy Bysshe Shelley, was born on 24 May 1792 at Norton near Stockton-on-Tees, co. Durham, the eldest of six children of John Hogg (1761–1823), a non-practising barrister and country gentleman, and his wife, Prudentia (c.1767–1838)...

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Nokes, David Leonard (1948–2009), biographer and literary scholar, was born in Paddington Hospital, London, on 11 March 1948, the son of Anthony John Nokes (1922–1999), a clerical officer in the Central Office of Information, and his wife, Ethel Murray, née Smith (1919–1996). At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...

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Woodcock, George (1912–1995), writer and journal editor, was born at Grace Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 8 May 1912, the only child of (Samuel) Arthur Woodcock (d. 1926), railway clerk, and his wife, Margaret Gertrude, née Lewis (d. 1940). His parents had moved to ...