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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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Bentley, Richard (1662–1742), philologist and classical scholar, was born on 27 January 1662 at his maternal grandparents' house at Oulton, Yorkshire, the second child of Thomas Bentley (bap. 1637, d. 1675), a yeoman farmer, and his wife, Sarah (bap. 1642, d...

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Richard Bentley (1662–1742) by Sir James Thornhill, 1710 The Master and Fellows, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Chadwick, John (1920–1998), classical philologist, was born at 18 Christ Church Road, Mortlake, Surrey, on 21 May 1920, the younger son of Fred Chadwick, civil servant, and his wife, Margaret Pamela, née Bray. He was educated at St Paul's School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge...

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Conway, Robert Seymour (1864–1933), classical scholar and philologist, was born at Stoke Newington, London, on 20 September 1864, the eldest son of Samuel Conway, Congregational minister, and his wife, Amy Curling. He was educated at the City of London School under Edwin Abbott...

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Palairet, Elias (1713–1765), classical and biblical philologist, was born in Rotterdam, of a French family which had taken refuge in the Netherlands following the revocation of the edict of Nantes in 1685. He studied at Leiden, where his first published work, the Histoire du patriarche Joseph mise en vers héroïques...