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Hatto, Arthur Thomas (1910–2010), scholar of German literature and of archaic poetry, was born at 299a Stanstead Road, Forest Hill, London, on 11 February 1910, the son and elder child of Thomas Hatto (1888–1963), solicitor's clerk, and his wife, Alice Maud, née Walters (1885–1976)...

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Leishman, James Blair (1902–1963), English scholar and translator, was born on 8 May 1902 at Craigard, Thursby, Cumberland, the eldest son of Matthew Shaw Leishman (1858–1907), a tea merchant, and his wife, Sarah, née Crossfield (1874–1930). He attended Earnseal School, Arnside, Westmorland, and, from the age of fourteen, ...

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Pasley, Sir (John) Malcolm Sabine, fifth baronet (1926–2004), German scholar and literary critic, was born on 5 April 1926 at Rajkot, India, the younger child and only son of Sir Rodney Marshall Sabine Pasley, fourth baronet (1899–1982), who taught history and cricket at ...

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Sebald, Winfried Georg Maximilian [Max] (1944–2001), writer and scholar of literature in German, was born on 18 May 1944 in Wertach im Allgäu, Bavaria, the only son in the family of four children of rural glassmakers whom he once described as 'conventional, Catholic, anti-Communist, working-class' (...