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Pillans, James (1778–1864), classicist and educational reformer, was born in April 1778 in Riddle's Close, Edinburgh. At the time of his birth his father had recently started his own printing business, which was to remain in the Pillans family into the twentieth century. ...


Roby, Henry John (1830–1915), educational reformer and classical scholar, was born at Tamworth, Staffordshire, on 12 August 1830, the only son of Henry Wood Roby, a local solicitor, and his wife, Elizabeth Robins (d. 1 Feb 1865). His father died on 11 May 1833 and in 1842 the family moved to ...


William Henry Denham Rouse (1863–1950) by Lafayette, 1927 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Rouse, William Henry Denham (1863–1950), classical scholar and educational reformer, was born on 30 May 1863 at the Baptist mission house, Calcutta, where his father, George Henry Rouse (d. 1909), was serving as Indian secretary of the Baptist Missionary Society. His mother, ...