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Blaquiere, Edward (1779–1832), author and philhellene, was born in Ireland, the sixth of eight children of James Blaquiere (1726–1803), soldier and farmer. His father, a lieutenant-colonel in the 13th dragoons, was the brother of John Blaquiere, first Baron de Blaquiere (1732–1812), and both were among the nine children of ...

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Croke, Richard (1489–1558), Greek scholar, was born in London. Nothing is known about his family, except that he had a brother, Robert, who was living in Coltishall in Norfolk in 1538 and in Water Orton, Warwickshire, in 1558, when he was named as one of the executors of ...

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Latimer, William (c. 1467–1545), clergyman and Greek scholar, was the son of John Latimer and came from the diocese of Worcester, perhaps from the parish of St Mary, Worcester, a church to which he gave a bequest in his will. He studied arts at ...

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Solanus, Moses [Moïse du Soul] (d. before 1737?), Greek scholar, was the grandson of Paul du Soul of Tours, professor of theology and rector of the academy at Saumur between 1657 and 1661. As a protestant he was driven from France by persecution, and seems to have settled at ...