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See Bleek, Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel

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Gillow, Joseph (1850–1921), biographical lexicographer and genealogist, was born on 5 October 1850 at Frenchwood House, Preston, Lancashire, the son of Joseph Gillow (1801–1872), a magistrate, and his wife, Jane Haydock, née Smith (1805–1872), of Lea. The Gillows were a long-established Roman Catholic yeoman family who could trace an unbroken pedigree back to ...

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Edwin Guest (1800–1880) by Sir John Watson-Gordon, 1860 reproduced by kind permission of the Master and Fellows of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; photograph by Christopher Hurst

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Guest, Edwin (1800–1880), historian and philologist, descended from a family settled at King's Norton, Worcestershire, was born on 10 September 1800, the only surviving son of Benjamin Guest (d. 1843), a prosperous merchant in Birmingham, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1807)...

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Hart, John (c. 1501–1574), herald and phonetician, belonged to a family of tenant farmers long settled at Northolt, near London; his father, John Hart, died about 1500. There are no records of his baptism and education, but his writings demonstrate that he was a well-read man, acquainted not only with classical languages, but also with several contemporary vernaculars. He may have spent some time at the ...

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Kemble, John Mitchell (1807–1857), philologist and historian, was born on 2 April 1807, the elder surviving son of the actor Charles Kemble (1775–1854) and his wife, Maria Theresa Kemble, née De Camp (1777–1838). He was a nephew of John Philip Kemble (1757–1823) and of ...

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Levison, Wilhelm (1876–1947), historian and philologist, was born on 27 May 1876 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the elder son of the two children of Hermann Levison (1839–1886), merchant, and his wife, Josephine Goldschmidt (1845–1916). The Levison family, whose origins in Siegburg are traceable at least to the end of the seventeenth century, was by the mid-nineteenth century an assimilated German Jewish family, and consequently ...

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See Bleek, Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel

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Otté, Elise Charlotte (1818–1903), linguist and historian, was born in Copenhagen on 30 September 1818. Nothing is known of her father beyond his surname and the fact that he was Danish, nor of her mother save that she was English and called Mary Anne...

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Stevenson, William Henry (1858–1924), historian and philologist, was born at Nottingham on 7 September 1858, the elder son of William Stevenson, timber merchant and antiquary, and his wife, Mary Ann, daughter of John and Rosina Lennon, of Banbridge, co. Down. The family moved in 1869 to ...

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Thompson, Edith [pseud. Evelyn Todd] (1848–1929), historian and lexicographer, was born on 16 May 1848 in Greenwich, the eldest of the two surviving daughters (at least one other daughter and one son died young) of Thomas Perronet Edward Thompson (1813–1904), a judge, and his wife, ...

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Wharton, Edward Ross (1844–1896), philologist and genealogist, was born at Rhyl, Flintshire, on 4 August 1844, the second son of Henry James Wharton (1798–1859), vicar of Mitcham, whose ancestors had long been settled at Winfarthing in Norfolk. His mother was a daughter of ...