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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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Bentley, Richard (1662–1742), philologist and classical scholar, was born on 27 January 1662 at his maternal grandparents' house at Oulton, Yorkshire, the second child of Thomas Bentley (bap. 1637, d. 1675), a yeoman farmer, and his wife, Sarah (bap. 1642, d...

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Blake, Katharine Jex- (1860–1951), classical scholar and college head, was born at Rugby School, Rugby, Warwickshire on 18 November 1860, one of nine daughters and two sons of Thomas William Jex-Blake (1832–1915), later headmaster of Rugby School and dean of Wells, and his wife, ...

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R. W. Chapman

revised by Roger T. Stearn

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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Campbell, Lewis (1830–1908), classical scholar, was born on 3 September 1830 at Howard Place, Edinburgh, the elder son of Captain Robert Campbell RN, who was related to the Campbells of Kirnan, Argyll, and his wife, Eliza Constantia, eldest daughter of Richard Pryce of ...

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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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Cook, Arthur Bernard (1868–1952), classical scholar and archaeologist, was born in Hampstead, London, on 22 October 1868, the son of William Henry Cook MD (1825–1882) and his wife, Harriet Bickersteth (1830–1918), of a family which produced several noted evangelical figures, including her brother, ...

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Reginald Hackforth

revised by David Gill

Cornford, Francis Macdonald (1874–1943), classical scholar, was born at Eastbourne, Sussex, on 27 February 1874, the second son of the Revd James Cornford (1840–1900), and his wife, Mary Emma Macdonald. He was educated at St Paul's School under F. W. Walker and at ...

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Creech, Thomas (1659–1700), translator and classical scholar, was born in Blandford, Dorset, the only son of Thomas Creech (d. 1720) and his wife, Jane (d. 1693). Creech, who had one sister, Bridget, was educated at the free grammar school in nearby ...

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Dawkins, Richard MacGillivray (1871–1955), scholar of classical and modern Greek, was born on 24 October 1871 at Surbiton, Surrey, the eldest child of Richard Dawkins (1828–1896), a captain in the Royal Navy, and his wife, Mary Louisa (d. 1897), the daughter of ...

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Dobree, Peter Paul (1782–1825), classical scholar, was born in Guernsey, the son of William Dobree of Guernsey. He was educated under Dr Richard Valpy at Reading School before matriculating in 1800 at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA as fourth senior optime in 1804. Elected a fellow of ...

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Gaisford, Thomas (1779–1855), classical scholar and dean of Christ Church, Oxford, was born at Iford Manor in Wiltshire on 22 December 1779. He was the eldest son of John Gaisford, a wealthy clothier of Bradford, Wiltshire, from whom he inherited a valuable house and estate; his mother was ...

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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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Harrison, Jane Ellen (1850–1928), classical scholar, was born on 9 September 1850 at Cottingham, near Hull, Yorkshire, the third daughter of Charles Harrison, a timber merchant, and his first wife, Elizabeth Hawksley Nelson, who died soon afterwards. Her father was an affectionate but a reserved and absent-minded parent, who entrusted her early education to a series of governesses. One of these, a fervent Welsh revivalist, became her stepmother, and her insistence that the children must be born again and that '...

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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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Johnson, John de Monins (1882–1956), printer, ephemerist, and classical scholar, was born on 17 May 1882 at Kirmington, Lincolnshire, the second son and third child of the vicar, the Revd John Henry Johnson (1841–1938), and his wife, Anna Braithwaite, née Savory (1846–1928). He was educated at ...

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Kennedy, Benjamin Hall (1804–1889), headmaster and classical scholar, was born at Summer Hill, near Birmingham, on 6 November 1804, the eldest son of Rann Kennedy (1772–1851) and his wife, Julia (née Hall). Charles Rann Kennedy was his brother. From 1814 to 1818 he was educated in his father's house and at ...

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Kennedy, Marion Grace (1836–1914), classical scholar, was born at Shrewsbury on 23 November 1836, the second daughter of Benjamin Hall Kennedy (1804–1889) and his wife, Janet (d. 1874), daughter of Thomas Caird. There were four daughters: Charlotte Amy May [see below...

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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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W. W. Wroth

revised by Martin D. W. Jones

Long, George (1800–1879), classical scholar, was born at Poulton, Lancashire, on 4 November 1800, the eldest of four children of James Long, a West Indies merchant, and his wife, Isabel Brodbelt. Educated at Macclesfield grammar school, he wanted to enter the army, but on the death of his father it was decided that he should seek his fortune at ...