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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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Conches, William de (c. 1085–c. 1154), grammarian and commentator on classical texts, derived from Conches in south-east Normandy. The most important source for his life is the Metalogicon of John of Salisbury, who studied under William between 1138 and 1141. John says that ...

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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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Crakelt, William (1740/41–1812), classical scholar and lexicographer, was from about 1762 the curate at Northfleet in Kent, a role he fulfilled until his death. He was also master of the Northfleet grammar school, and was presented in 1774 to the vicarage of Chalk...

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Jones, Sir Henry Stuart- (1867–1939), classical scholar and lexicographer, the only child of Henry William Jones (1834–1909), vicar of St Andrew's Church, Ramsbottom, Lancashire, and his wife, Margaret Lawrance Baker, was born on 15 May 1867 at Moor Crescent, Hunslet, Leeds, where his father was then curate. The family traced its roots back to ...

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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...