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Edmund Castell (bap. 1606, d. 1686) by William Faithorne the elder, pubd 1669 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Castell, Edmund (bap. 1606, d. 1686), orientalist and lexicographer, was baptized on 4 January 1606 at East Hatley, Cambridgeshire, the second son of Robert Castell, a man of property and education, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Edmund Alleyn of Hatfield Peverel, Essex...


Hall, Fitzedward (1825–1901), oriental scholar and philologist, was born at Troy, New York, on 21 March 1825, the eldest of the family of five sons and one daughter of Daniel Hall, a lawyer, and his wife, Anginetta (or Anjinette) Fitch. A younger brother, ...


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Sayce, Archibald Henry (1845–1933), orientalist and philologist, was born at Shirehampton, near Bristol, on 25 September 1845, the eldest son of Henry Samuel Sayce (d. c.1890), perpetual curate of Shirehampton, and his wife, Mary Anne, née Cartwright. The father came from a ...