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Dame Elizabeth Mary Hill (1900–1996) by unknown photographer, c. 1980 The Mistress and Fellows, Girton College, Cambridge

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Hill, Dame Elizabeth Mary (1900–1996), Russian and Slavonic scholar, was born on 24 October 1900 in St Petersburg, Russia, the fifth of the six children (and second of the three daughters) of Frederick William Hill (1860–1924), merchant, and his wife, Louisa Maria Wilhelmina Sophia, ...

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Luke, Frederic Davey [David] (1921–2005), German scholar and translator, was born at Emsworth, Linden Road, Clevedon, Somerset, on 13 June 1921, the son of Thomas Davey Luke, a doctor, and his wife, Jane Thompson, née Pattison. His father died young, and Luke (known in the family as ...

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Mirsky, Dmitry Svyatopolk (1890–1939), Russian scholar, was born on 9 September (28 August os) 1890 on his father's country estate at Gievka, near Kharkov, Ukraine, the second of the four children and eldest son of Prince Pyotr Dmitryevich Svyatopolk-Mirsky (1857–1914), army officer and civil servant, and his wife, ...

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Stuart, John Spencer Innes [Johnny] (1940–2003), Russian scholar and art historian, was born on 20 May 1940 at 55 Queen's Road, Aberdeen, the son of Innes Stuart (1905–1992), a Scottish landowner and insurance official then serving as a captain in the Gordon Highlanders...