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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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J. A. Smith

revised by N. G. Wilson

Burnet, John (1863–1928), Greek scholar, was born at Edinburgh on 9 December 1863, the eldest child of John Burnet, advocate, and his wife, Jessie, daughter of Dr James Cleghorn Kay RN. He was educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh, and was also for a few months at a school near ...

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R. W. Chapman

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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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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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Dover, Sir Kenneth James (1920–2010), Greek scholar and college head, was born on 11 March 1920 at 100 Beverstone Road, Thornton Heath, London, the only child of Percy Henry James Dover (1892–1978), a minor staff officer in the Ministry of Transport, and his wife, ...

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Finlay, George (1799–1875), philhellene and historian, the younger son of Major John Finlay RE FRS (1757–1802) and Helen (née Thomson) and the grandson of James Finlay, a Glasgow merchant, was born on 21 December 1799 at Faversham, Kent. His father died in 1802, and in 1805 his mother married ...

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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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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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Jones, Sir (Peter) Hugh Jefferd Lloyd- (1922–2009), Greek scholar, was born on 21 September 1922 at St Peter Port, Guernsey, the first child and only son of Brevet Major William Lloyd-Jones (d. 1963), army officer, and his wife, Norah Leila, née Jefferd (...

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Kenyon, Sir Frederic George (1863–1952), Greek and biblical scholar and museum director, was born on 15 January 1863, the seventh son and the eleventh of the fifteen children (eleven boys, four girls) of John Robert Kenyon (1807–1880) of Pradoe, Shropshire, grandson of the ...

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North, Frederick, fifth earl of Guilford (1766–1827), colonial governor and philhellene, was born on 7 February 1766, the youngest of the three surviving sons of Frederick North, second earl of Guilford (1732–1792) (who as Lord North was prime minister), and his wife, Anne (...