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Allies, Mary Helen Agnes (1852–1927), historian and translator, was born possibly at St John's Wood, London, on 2 February 1852, the eldest daughter of Thomas William Allies (1813–1903) and his wife, Eliza Hall (d. 1902), second daughter of Thomas Harding Newman of ...

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Bain, Robert Nisbet (1854–1909), translator and historian, was born on 18 November 1854 in London, the eldest son of David Bain (d. after 1912), Cape and India merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Cowan of Liverpool. After education at private schools, he spent some years as a shorthand writer in the office of ...

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Bernal, Martin Gardiner (1937–2013), Sinologist and ancient historian, was born on 10 March 1937 at 35 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London, the son of (John) Desmond Bernal (1901–1971), physicist, and Margaret Emilia Gardiner (1904–2005), arts patron. His mother, the daughter of the Egyptologist Sir Alan Gardiner...

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Bosworth, (Clifford) Edmund (1928–2015), orientalist and historian, was born on 29 December 1928 at 30 Perigree Road, Sheffield, the son of Clifford Bosworth (1899–1964), an assistant pay clerk for the Board of Guardians, later a clerical officer for the ...

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Brooks, Ernest Walter (1863–1955), ancient historian and Syriac scholar, was born in Hambledon, Horndean, Hampshire, on 30 August 1863, the only child of the Revd Walter Brooks, curate of Hambledon, who died when Ernest was a child, and his wife, Emily Grace, née...

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Clarke, Henry Butler (1863–1904), historian of Spain, born on 9 November 1863 at Marchington, Staffordshire, of which parish his father was incumbent, was the elder son of Henry Clarke (d. 1884) and his wife, Helen, daughter of John Leech of Etwall, near ...

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Danett, Thomas (1543–1601?), historian and translator, was the elder son of another Thomas Danett (d. 1569), a Leicestershire man who had settled at Stockland Lovell, Somerset, and his wife, Anne Browne of Betchworth, Surrey. A friend and cousin of Sir William Cecil...

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Farley, James Lewis (1823–1885), banker and writer on the Middle East, only son of Thomas Farley of Meiltran, co. Cavan, was born at Dublin on 9 September 1823. He was destined for the legal profession, and studied at Trinity College, Dublin. His attention, however, was early directed to ...

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Hourani, Albert Habib (1915–1993), historian and Arabist, was born on 31 March 1915 in Didsbury, south Manchester, the fifth of the six children of Fadlo Hourani (1871–1960), a textile exporter, and his wife, Soumaiya (1881–1943), daughter of the Revd Yuakim and Khazma Racy...

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Hutchinson, Marjorie Eileen Henrietta Grice- [married name Marjorie Eileen Henrietta von Schlippenbach], Baroness von Schlippenbach (1909–2003), historian of economic thought and Hispanist, was born on 26 May 1909 at The Lodge, Silverdale Road, Eastbourne, Sussex, the only child of George William Grice-Hutchinson (1877–1959)...

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Jones, Gwyn (1907–1999), writer and viking scholar, was born on 24 May 1907 in Queens Road, New Tredegar, Monmouthshire, the second child of George Henry Jones (1874–1970), miner, and his second wife, Lily Florence, née Nethercott (1877–1960), a midwife, and brought up at ...

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Knolles, Richard (late 1540s–1610), historian and translator, was born some time in the late 1540s, probably at Cold Ashby, Northamptonshire, possibly the son of Francis Knolles (or Knowlis) of Cold Ashby. He entered Lincoln College, Oxford, where he graduated BA on 24 January 1565, probably in his late teens, and was elected to a fellowship. Remaining at ...

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Legge, (Mary) Dominica (1905–1986), French scholar and historian, was born on Sunday 26 March 1905, whence the name Dominica by which she chose to be known, at 38 Leinster Gardens, Bayswater, London, the second daughter of James Granville Legge (1861–1940), inspector of reformatory schools, later director of education in ...

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Manning, Owen (1721–1801), county historian and Old English scholar, was the younger son of Joseph Manning (1688?–1773?) and Mary Manning of Orlingbury, Northamptonshire. He is said to have been born at Orlingbury on 11 August 1721 and was baptized there on 5 September. He was educated at ...

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Moore, Arthur William (1853–1909), historian and Manx scholar, born on 6 February 1853 at Cronkbourne, Douglas, Isle of Man, was the eldest of the ten children (five sons and five daughters) of William Fine Moore (1814–1895) JP, proprietor of the Tromode Sailcloth Mills...

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Murray, Lady Evelyn Stewart- (1868–1940), Gaelic folklorist and needlewoman, was born on 17 March 1868 at Blair Castle, Perthshire. She was the third daughter of John James Hugh Henry Stewart-Murray, seventh duke of Atholl (1840–1917) and his wife, Louisa (1844–1902), eldest daughter of ...

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Margaret Alice Murray (1863–1963) by Lafayette, 1928 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Murray, Margaret Alice (1863–1963), Egyptologist and folklorist, was born in Calcutta on 13 July 1863, the younger daughter of James Charles Murray (d. 1891) and his wife, Margaret Carr (d. 1913?). James Murray, whose family had been in India for several generations, was managing partner of a firm of ...

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See Ó Fithcheallaigh, Muiris [Maurice O'Fihely, Mauritius de Portu]

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Oliver, Roland Anthony (1923–2014), historian, was born in Srinagar, Kashmir, India, on 30 March 1923, the only son of Maj. Douglas Roderick Giffard Oliver (1880–1936), an officer in the Indian Army and later a member of the Indian Political Service, and his wife ...