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Cornwall, Sir James Handyside Marshall- (1887–1985), army officer and linguist, was born in India on 27 May 1887, the only son and elder child of James Cornwall, postmaster-general of the United Provinces, India, and his wife, Agnes Hunter. He was educated at Rugby School...

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Crowther, Samuel Ajayi (c. 1807–1891), bishop of western Africa and linguistic scholar, was born of Yoruba parents at Oshogun, in the south-west of Nigeria. Captured in war in 1821 he was sold on 7 April 1822 to a Portuguese slave ship in Lagos...

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Henderson [married name Meier], Eugénie Jane Andrina (1914–1989), phonetician and linguistic scholar, was born on 2 October 1914 at Rose Villa, Archbold Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, the daughter of William Alexander Cruikshank Henderson, civil engineer, and his wife, Pansy Viola, née Schurer...

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Jones, Richard Roberts [called Dick of Aberdaron] (1780–1843), linguist, was born at Aberdaron, Caernarvonshire, the second son of Robert Jones and Margaret, née Richards. In his early adult years he called himself Richard Roberts, and later used the nickname Dick of Aberdaron...

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Leyden, John (1775–1811), linguist and poet, was born on 8 September 1775 at Denholm, in the parish of Cavers, near Hawick, Roxburghshire, the son of John Leyden and Isabella Scott. A year later his parents took over a farm 3 miles away in ...

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Moffat, Robert (1795–1883), missionary in Africa and linguist, was born on 21 December 1795 in Ormiston, East Lothian, near Haddington, Scotland, the third of seven children of Robert Moffat (1768–1847), and his wife, Ann, née Gardiner (1767–1854). A pioneer of protestant missionary activity among the ...

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Murray, Alexander (1775–1813), linguist, was born on 22 October 1775 at the farm of Dunkitterick, Kirkcudbrightshire, son of Robert Murray (1706–1797), a shepherd, and his second wife, Mary Cochrane (b. 1739). In the autumn of 1781 Robert, somewhat reluctantly, taught his precocious son the alphabet, and later ...

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Pasor, Matthias (1599–1658), linguist and philosopher, was born on 12 April 1599 at Herborn, Germany, the first son of Georg Pasor (1570–1637) and Apollonia Hendsch (d. 1614). His father was a philologist who became a professor at the universities of Herborn and of ...

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Selden, John (1584–1654), lawyer and historical and linguistic scholar, was born on 16 December 1584 and baptized on 20 December at West Tarring, Sussex, the eldest son of John Selden of Salvington in the same county, musician and yeoman, and of Margaret, only daughter and heir of ...