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Badian, Ernst (1925–2011), historian of ancient Greece and Rome, was born on 8 August 1925 in Vienna, the only child of Josef (Joseph) Badian (1893–1965), bank clerk, and his wife, Salka (Sally), née Horinger (1894–1965). Jewish by descent, he experienced the organized anti-Jewish mob violence of ...

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Bernal, Martin Gardiner (1937–2013), Sinologist and ancient historian, was born on 10 March 1937 at 35 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London, the son of (John) Desmond Bernal (1901–1971), physicist, and Margaret Emilia Gardiner (1904–2005), arts patron. His mother, the daughter of the Egyptologist Sir Alan Gardiner...

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Blackwell, Thomas (1701–1757), classical scholar and historian, was born on 4 August 1701 in the city of Aberdeen, second son of Thomas Blackwell (1660?–1728), one of the ministers of Aberdeen, later professor of divinity, and his wife, Christian Johnstoun (d. 1749). His younger brother was ...

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Boutell, Charles (1812–1877), writer on heraldry and antiquities, was born on 1 August 1812 at Pulham St Mary, Norfolk, the son of the Revd Charles Boutell (1771–1855), perpetual curate of Repps-with-Bastwick, Norfolk (1808–48), and his wife, Mary Elizabeth (née Day). He entered ...

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Brunt, Peter Astbury (1917–2005), ancient historian, was born on 23 June 1917, at 16 Highfield Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, the only child of Samuel Brunt, Wesleyan Methodist minister, and his wife, Gladys Eileen, née Blewett. He was educated at Ipswich School, and won an open scholarship in history to ...

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Burn, Andrew Robert [Robin] (1902–1991), historian and classical scholar, was born on 25 September 1902 at the rectory, Kynnersley, Shropshire, the son of Andrew Ewbank Burn (1864–1927), rector of Halifax and dean of Salisbury, and his wife, Celia Mary (1866–1959), daughter of Edward Richardson...

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Bury, John Bagnell (1861–1927), classical scholar and historian, was born in co. Monaghan, Ireland, on 16 October 1861. His father, the Revd Edward John Bury, curate of Monaghan, subsequently rector of Clontibert and canon of Clogher, had married Anna Rogers of Monaghan, '...

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John Bagnell Bury (1861–1927) by Walter Stoneman, 1919 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Isaac Casaubon (1559–1614) by unknown artist, late 16th cent.– cent.early 17th © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Casaubon, Isaac (1559–1614), classical scholar and ecclesiastical historian, was born in Geneva on 18 February 1559 ns and baptized two days later, one of the nine children of Arnaud Casaubon (1525–1586), pastor in the Reformed church, and his wife, Jeanne, or Mengine, née...

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George Finlay (1799–1875) by Charles Henry Jeens Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Finlay, George (1799–1875), philhellene and historian, the younger son of Major John Finlay RE FRS (1757–1802) and Helen (née Thomson) and the grandson of James Finlay, a Glasgow merchant, was born on 21 December 1799 at Faversham, Kent. His father died in 1802, and in 1805 his mother married ...

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Fraser, Peter Marshall (1918–2007), classical scholar and historian, was born on 6 April 1918 at 45 Blakehall Road, Carshalton, Surrey, the son of Archibald Fraser, bank clerk, and his wife, Lily Louisa Fraser, née Sydenham. He was educated at the City of London School...

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Gillies, John (1747–1836), ancient historian and classical scholar, was born in Brechin, Forfarshire, on 18 January 1747, the eldest son in the large family of Robert Gillies, a merchant in Brechin and proprietor of Little Keithock, and his wife, Margaret Smith, the daughter of a ...

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Sydney C. Roberts

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Glover, Terrot Reaveley (1869–1943), classical scholar and historian, was born at 10 Belgrave Road, Cotham, Bristol, on 23 July 1869, the eldest child and only son of the Revd Richard Glover (1837–1919), Baptist minister, and his wife, Anna Finlay (1838–1924). Educated at Bristol grammar school...

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Grant, Michael (1914–2004), numismatist and ancient historian, was born on 21 November 1914 at 18 Victoria Grove, Kensington, London, the only son of Lieutenant-Colonel Maurice Harold Grant (1872–1962), army officer, journalist, and art historian, and his wife, Muriel Ethel Fanny, née Jorgensen (1877/8–1981)...

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Holmes, Thomas Rice Edward (1855–1933), historian and classical scholar, was born at Waterstown House, near Athlone, co. Westmeath, on 24 May 1855. He was the fifth son (the fourth was E. G. A. Holmes) and seventh child of Robert Holmes (1803–1870), owner of the property of ...

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Lang, Andrew (1844–1912), anthropologist, classicist, and historian, was born on 31 March 1844 at Viewfield, in Selkirk, the eldest of the eight children of John Lang (1812–1869), sheriff clerk of Selkirkshire, and his wife, Jane Plenderleath Sellar (1821–1869), daughter of Patrick Sellar, factor to the ...

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Andrew Lang (1844–1912) by Sir William Blake Richmond, 1884 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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F. E. Adcock

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Reid, James Smith (1846–1926), classical scholar and historian, was born at Sorn, Ayrshire, on 3 May 1846, the eldest son of John Reid, schoolmaster, and his wife, Mary Smith. Among collateral relatives on his mother's side he reckoned Adam Smith, author of The Wealth of Nations...