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Abel Boyer (1667?–1729) by François Chéreau the elder (after Hans Hysing) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Boyer, Abel (1667?–1729), lexicographer and journalist, was most probably born on 24 June 1667, at Castres in the upper Languedoc, the son of Pierre Boyer, one of the two chief magistrates or consuls of Castres, and Catherine Campdomerc (b. 1651), the eighth child of the marriage of ...

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Junius [Du Jon], Franciscus [Francis] (1591–1677), philologist and writer on art, was born at Heidelberg, Germany, on 29 January 1591, the youngest of the five children of Franciscus Junius (or Du Jon; 1545–1602), a French nobleman and protestant theologian, and his third wife, ...

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Lodwick, Francis (bap. 1619, d. 1694), linguistic scholar, was baptized in the London Dutch church, his birth being registered on 8 August 1619 at St Nicholas Acons, London. His parents, Waldrave Lodwick and Judith Roussel, had been married in the French church, London...

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Matthias Pasor (1599–1658) by Steven van Lamsweerde, 1645 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pasor, Matthias (1599–1658), linguist and philosopher, was born on 12 April 1599 at Herborn, Germany, the first son of Georg Pasor (1570–1637) and Apollonia Hendsch (d. 1614). His father was a philologist who became a professor at the universities of Herborn and of ...