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Leishman, James Blair (1902–1963), English scholar and translator, was born on 8 May 1902 at Craigard, Thursby, Cumberland, the eldest son of Matthew Shaw Leishman (1858–1907), a tea merchant, and his wife, Sarah, née Crossfield (1874–1930). He attended Earnseal School, Arnside, Westmorland, and, from the age of fourteen, ...

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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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Zimmern, Helen (1846–1934), translator and author, was born in Hamburg, Germany, on 25 March 1846. She was the daughter of Hermann Theodor Zimmern a lace merchant, and his wife, Antonia Marie Therese Regina, sister of Carl Leo, a syndic of Hamburg. Alice Louisa Theodora Zimmern...