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Wakefield [Wakefeld], Robert (d. 1537/8), Hebraist, was born in Yorkshire, probably to an influential Pontefract family; Thomas Wakefield was his brother. Nothing is known about his early life. He was admitted BA at the University of Cambridge on 9 June 1514, determining in arts in the following year. On 14 July 1516 he was elected to a fellowship of ...