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Benson, Margaret (1865–1916), Egyptologist and religious philosopher, was born on 16 June 1865 at Wellington College, Berkshire, the fourth of the six children of Edward White Benson (1829–1896), archbishop of Canterbury (1882–96), and his wife, Mary (1841–1918), daughter of the Revd William Sidgwick...

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Graham, Angus Charles (1919–1991), Sinologist and philosopher, was born on 8 July 1919 at 31 Clive Place, Penarth, Glamorgan, the elder of two sons of Charles Harold Graham (1893–1928) and his wife, Mabelle, née Booker. At the time of his birth, his father was a coal exporter, but in 1925 he moved to ...

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Lau, Din Cheuk (1921–2010), scholar and translator of Chinese philosophy and literature, was born on 8 March 1921 in Hong Kong, one of six children of Lau King Tong, a scholar and poet who had fled from the chaotic civil wars raging in ...

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Reid, Thomas (d. 1624), philosopher, translator, and founder of the first public reference library in Scotland, was one of the family of six sons and three daughters of James Reid (d. 1602?), minister of Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire, and burgess of Aberdeen. He was educated at ...

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Scot [Scott], Michael (d. in or after 1235), translator, philosopher, and astrologer, may have been a member of the Scott family of Balwearie, near Kirkcaldy, in Fife. His date of birth is unknown.

About 1210 Scot went to Toledo, where, with one Abuteus...

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Taylor, Thomas (1758–1835), philosopher and translator, was born on 15 May 1758 near Bunhill Fields, London, the son of Joseph Taylor, staymaker, of Round Court, St Martin's-le-Grand; details of his mother are unknown. He was sickly as a child and spent some years in ...

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Worthington, John (bap. 1618, d. 1671), Church of England clergyman, translator, and editor of philosophical works, was baptized at Manchester collegiate church on 8 February 1618, one of at least five children of the draper Roger Worthington (d. 1649) and his wife, ...