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Iaco ab Dewi [James Davies] (1647/8–1722), copyist and translator, was born in Llandysul, Cardiganshire. There is no record of his birth or baptism and nothing is known of his family antecedents, but he appears to have lived to early adulthood in Carmarthenshire. Under the influence of ...

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Koteliansky, Samuel Solomonovich [known as Kot] (1880–1955), translator and literary associate, was born on 28 February 1880 in Ostropol, Starokonstantinov district, Volhynia province (present-day Ukraine), a part of the Russian empire's vast pale of settlement to which Jews were confined. He was naturalized as a British citizen in 1929, and in his British passport his date of birth is given as 1 April 1880, a discrepancy that is most likely an instance of ...

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Robinson, Richard (1544/5–1603), scribe and translator, gave his age in 1603 as 'aetatis mea 58'; no other information about his date or place of birth, parents, or background has been found, and most of the details known about his life are autobiographical in origin. ...

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Shirley, John (c. 1366–1456), author, translator, and scribe, is recorded in the early years of the fifteenth century in the service of Richard Beauchamp (d. 1439), who became earl of Warwick in 1401. In 1403 Shirley was in Warwick's retinue in the campaign against ...