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J. L. Strachan-Davidson

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Abbott, Evelyn (1843–1901), classical scholar, was born at Epperstone, Nottinghamshire, on 10 March 1843, the third of the five sons of Evelyn Abbott, a farmer and landowner, and his wife, Mary Lambe. Educated first at Lincoln grammar school and afterwards at the Somersetshire College, Bath...

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Adam, Alexander (1741–1809), schoolmaster and classical scholar, was born on 24 June 1741 at Coats of Burgie, a small farm in the parish of Rafford, Moray, the youngest child of the large family of John Adam (d. 1758), tenant farmer, and Christian Watson...

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Alexander Adam (1741–1809) by Sir Henry Raeburn, c. 1805 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Peter Giles

revised by Mark J. Schofield

Adam, James (1860–1907), classical scholar and philosopher, born on 7 April 1860 at Kinmuck in the parish of Keithhall near Inverurie in Aberdeenshire, was second child and only son of James Adam and his wife, Barbara Anderson. The father owned the general store and tailor's shop which served the neighbouring countryside; he died of typhoid fever when his son was only eight. His mother by her own energy carried on the business, and brought up her six children. He made rapid progress at the parish school of ...

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Adams [formerly Adam], Francis (1796–1861), physician and classical scholar, was born on 13 March 1796 at Auchinhove, Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire, the son of James Adam, a small farmer and builder, and his wife, Elspet Black. He was educated at the parish school, winning a bursary to ...

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Allen, Alexander (1814–1842), philologist and classical scholar, was born at Hackney, Middlesex, on 23 September 1814, the son of John Allen (1771–1839), a dissenting layman and author of A History of Modern Judaism (1816), and his wife, Charlotte Jane. He was educated at his father's school and at ...

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Alexander Gordon

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Anstice, Joseph (1808–1836), classical scholar and hymn writer, the second son of William Anstice and his wife, Penelope, daughter of John Poole of Over Stowey, Somerset, was born on 21 December 1808 at Madeley, Shropshire, where the Anstice family had extensive iron-founding interests. He received his early education from his uncle, ...

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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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Austin, William (b. 1627/8, d. in or before 1677), poet and classical scholar, was born in the parish of St Saviour, Southwark, the second son in the family of four children of William Austin (c. 1587–1634), writer and barrister, and his second wife, ...

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Thompson Cooper

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Badham, Charles (1780–1845), physician and classical scholar, was born in London on 17 April 1780, the son of David Badham. After receiving a sound classical education he entered Edinburgh University, where he graduated MD in 1802 with a dissertation entitled 'De urina et calculis'...

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Badham, Charles (1813–1884), classical scholar and promoter of education, was born on 18 July 1813 at Ludlow, Shropshire, the fourth son of Charles Badham (1780–1845), regius professor of medicine in the University of Glasgow from 1827 and amateur classicist, and his first wife, ...

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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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Bailey, Cyril (1871–1957), classical scholar, was born on 13 April 1871 in Kensington, London, the eldest child (of six) of Alfred Bailey, barrister and sometime Stowell law fellow of University College, Oxford, and his wife, Fanny Margaret, eldest daughter of George Coles, rubber merchant, of the firm of ...

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Bailey, David Roy Shackleton (1917–2005), classical scholar, was born on 10 December 1917 at School House, Lancaster, the youngest of the four children (three sons and one daughter) of the Revd John Henry Shackleton Bailey (1875–1956), mathematician and headmaster, and his wife, Rosamond Maud, ...

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Alfred Goodwin

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Bailey, James (1791/2–1864), classical scholar, was the grandson of James Bailey, master of the village school at Gargrave, Yorkshire, and later headmaster of the free school at Guiseley. His place of birth and parentage are not known. Bailey is known to have been a boarder at ...

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Sidney Lee

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Bailie, James Kennedy- (1793–1864), classical scholar, son of Nicholas Kennedy, a schoolmaster, was born in Ireland, and entered Trinity College, Dublin, as a pensioner in 1807, aged fourteen. He obtained a scholarship in 1810, graduated BA in 1812, was elected a junior fellow in 1817, and proceeded MA in 1819, BD in 1823, and DD in 1828. In 1823 ...

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Baker, William (bap. 1742, d. 1785), printer and classical scholar, was baptized on 5 April 1742 at St Mary, Reading, the son of William Baker, a schoolmaster, and his wife, Jane, née Cox. His father had hoped for a career in the church for him, encouraged in this by ...

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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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Barford, William (bap. 1719, d. 1792), Church of England clergyman and classical scholar, was the son of the Revd Thomas Barford (d. 1765), rector of Chalbury, Dorset, where he was baptized on 2 September 1719. He was educated at Eton College (1730–38), and was a scholar at ...