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Church, Frederick John (1854–1888), classical scholar and translator, was born on 24 May 1854 at Whatley, Somerset, the eldest of the four children of the Revd Richard William Church (1815–1890), later dean of St Paul's, and his wife, Helen Frances Church, née Bennett...

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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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Lorimer, William Laughton (1885–1967), classical scholar and translator, was born in Strathmartine, near Dundee, on 27 June 1885, the son of the Revd Robert Lorimer (1840–1925), a minister in the United Free Church of Scotland, and his wife, Isabella Lockhart Robertson (1849–1931). Lorimer...

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Mavrogordato, John Nicolas (1882–1970), Greek scholar and translator, was born on 19 July 1882 at 34 Gloucester Gardens, Kensington, London, the second son of Nicolas Mavrogordato (1850–1890), merchant, and his wife, Alexandra (otherwise Amalia, Amélie, or Amelia), née Scaramanga (1857–1945). His father was born in ...

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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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Spens, Henry [Harry] (1714–1787), Church of Scotland minister and classicist, was born Henry Spence on 10 September 1714 in Edinburgh, the son of James Spens of Kirkton of Alves, an Edinburgh writer to the signet who is credited with a broadside against the Jacobite rising of 1715. His mother was ...

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Twining, Thomas (bap. 1734, d. 1804), classical scholar and translator, was baptized on 14 December 1734 at St Clement Danes, Westminster, the only son of Daniel Twining (1713–1762), tea dealer, and his first wife, Ann March (d. 1743), and half-brother of Richard Twining (1749–1824)...

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Warner, Reginald Ernest [Rex] (1905–1986), novelist, classicist, and translator, was born on 9 March 1905 in Amberley, Gloucestershire, the only child of the Revd Frederic Ernest Warner, vicar ('of the modernist persuasion') of Amberley, and his schoolteacher wife Kathleen, daughter of the Revd John James Luce...