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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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Sir Frederic George Kenyon (1863–1952) by Walter Stoneman, 1919 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Merrick, James (1720–1769), biblical and classical scholar and translator, was born at Reading on 8 January 1720, the son of John Merrick MD (1669/70–1757) and Elizabeth (d. 1764), daughter of Richard Lybbe of Hardwick, Oxfordshire. The Latin inscription on his parents' graves in ...

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Palairet, Elias (1713–1765), classical and biblical philologist, was born in Rotterdam, of a French family which had taken refuge in the Netherlands following the revocation of the edict of Nantes in 1685. He studied at Leiden, where his first published work, the Histoire du patriarche Joseph mise en vers héroïques...

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Trevet [Trivet], Nicholas (b. 1257x65, d. in or after 1334), Dominican friar and biblical and classical scholar, was born in Somerset, probably between 1257 and 1265—in the preface to his commentary on Seneca's Declamations, written between 1307 and 1314, he reveals his age as forty-nine. He was the second son of ...