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Armstrong, (Arthur) Hilary (1909–1997), classical scholar, was born on 13 August 1909 at 56 Tisbury Road, Hove, Sussex, the son of William Alexander Armstrong, a Church of England priest, and his wife, Emily Mary, née Cripps. His father was a high-church tory, and ...

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Balfour, Robert (b. c. 1555, d. in or after 1621), philosopher and classical scholar, was born at Tarrie in Forfarshire; that he matriculated at St Andrews University in 1571 suggests a date of birth about 1555. After graduating he taught at St Andrews...

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Balme, David Mowbray (1912–1989), university administrator and classical scholar, was born on 8 September 1912 at Carlisle, eldest of the four children of Harold Balme (1878–1953), a surgeon, and his wife, Hilda Carr (d. 1968). He spent his first ten years in ...

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Colville, David (c. 1581–1629), classical and oriental scholar, was the fifth and youngest son of Robert Colvill (d. 1584), the protestant laird of Cleish, Kinross-shire, and his wife, Margaret Lindsay, daughter of the laird of Dowhill. A precocious student who displayed a great talent for Greek and Hebrew, ...

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Crichton, George (c. 1555–1611), classical scholar and civil lawyer, was born in Scotland, but left his country at an early age in order to attend university in France, first in Paris (c.1577) and then in Toulouse (from 1578). There he studied jurisprudence and also taught both canon and civil law for four years. He mentioned his presence in ...

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Vere, Sir Stephen Edward De, fourth baronet (1812–1904), philanthropist and classical scholar, was the son of Sir Aubrey De Vere, second baronet (1788–1846), and his wife, Mary Rice (d. 1856); his younger brother was Aubrey Thomas de Vere. He was born at ...

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Etheridge [Etherege], George (1519–1588?), physician and classical scholar, was born in Thame, Oxfordshire. Presumably educated at Thame Abbey before going to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, he was admitted as a scholar there on 11 November 1534 aged fifteen years and one month. A pupil of ...

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Sidney Lee

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Gahagan, Usher (d. 1749), classical scholar and coiner, came from a family in co. Westmeath, Ireland, but nothing more is known about his background or early life. He attended Trinity College, Dublin, with the intention of entering the law but his conversion to Catholicism while a student prevented him from being called to the bar. He left without taking a degree and was disowned by his parents. He married a wealthy heiress, whom he treated cruelly, and they soon separated. His conduct alienated his remaining friends, and with mounting debts he moved to ...

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Hussey, Joan Mervyn (1907–2006), Byzantine scholar, was born on 5 June 1907 at 35 Avenue Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, the daughter of William Hussey, master plumber and house decorator, and his wife, Grace Mildred, née Sawyer. She was taught privately at home and at ...

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E. S. Robertson

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Maguire, Thomas (1831–1889), classical scholar and philosopher, was born in Dublin on 24 January 1831, the son of Thomas Maguire, a Roman Catholic merchant, subsequently stipendiary magistrate in Mauritius. After attending a school in Dublin, at the age of fifteen Maguire went with his family to the colony, but returned to enter ...

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Moor, Michael (1640–1726), university teacher, administrator and principal, was born in Bridge Street, Dublin, the son of Patrick Moore, a Roman Catholic merchant, and his wife, Mary Dowdall of Mountown. His initial education took place in Dublin and subsequently at the College of the Oratorians...

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Thompson Cooper

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Ornsby, Robert (1820–1889), classical scholar and biographer, was the third son of George Ornsby of Lanchester, Durham. George Ornsby was his eldest brother. He matriculated in 1836 at Lincoln College, Oxford, where he became a friend of Mark Pattison. Obtaining one of Lord Crewe's...

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Paley, Frederick Apthorp (1815–1888), classical scholar and writer, was the eldest son of Edmund Paley (1782–1850), rector of Easingwold, York, where he was born on 14 January 1815. He was the grandson of Archdeacon William Paley, whose works his father edited, and elder brother of ...

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Pember, Robert (d. 1560), classical scholar, went to Cambridge from the diocese of Hereford to take up a scholarship at St John's College, where he graduated BA in 1523. Following his election to a fellowship at St John's on 26 July 1524, he proceeded MA in 1527. In 1542 ...

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Pfeiffer, Rudolf Carl Franz Otto (1889–1979), classical scholar, was born in the house in Augsburg, Germany, which had belonged in the sixteenth century to the humanist Conrad Peutinger, on 28 September 1889, the son of Carl Philip Jacob Pfeiffer, a printing office proprietor, and his wife, ...

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Rudolf Carl Franz Otto Pfeiffer (1889–1979) by Gabriele, Gräfin von Arnim photograph reproduced by courtesy of The British Academy

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Phillimore, John Swinnerton (1873–1926), classical scholar and poet, was born at Boconnoc, Cornwall, on 26 February 1873, the fourth son of Vice-Admiral Sir Augustus Phillimore (1822–1897), of Shedfield, Hampshire, and his wife, Harriet Eleanor (d. 1924), second daughter of the Hon. George Matthew Fortescue...

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Price, John (1602?–1676), classical scholar, was born in London, according to the information transmitted to Anthony Wood by Thomas Lockey, canon of Christ Church, Oxford; he describes himself in his earliest published work as 'Anglo-Britannus'. He was a scholar of Westminster School...