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Bruarne [Bruerne], Richard (1519–1565), Hebrew scholar, was born on 10 March 1519, according to a note by him in Hebrew and Latin in his copy of Giralmo Cardona's Libelli quinti (1546) in the British Library. He studied at Lincoln College, Oxford, taking his BA on 8 February 1537 and his MA on 2 May 1539. He was appointed a fellow of the college in 1538. In March 1546 he was appointed to the living of ...

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Ferdinand, Philip (1556–1599), Hebrew and Arabic scholar, was born of Jewish parentage in Poland in 1556. In his youth he studied the Talmud in the traditional Jewish manner and, judging from his elegant Latin, his command of Greek, and his fine handwriting, also received a humanist education. After about 1580 he was in ...

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Helmont, Franciscus Mercurius van, baron of Helmont and Merode in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1614–1698), physician and cabbalist, was born on 20 October 1614 at a house in the rue de Louvain, Vilvorde, near Brussels, the only surviving son of ...

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Neal [Neale], Thomas (b. c. 1519, d. in or after 1590), Hebrew scholar, was born at Yate, Gloucestershire. He was educated at Winchester College (1531–8), and New College, Oxford, of which he became a fellow in 1540. He graduated BA on 16 May 1542, MA on 11 July 1546 and was admitted BTh on 23 July 1556. His linguistic and theological abilities were recognized in the 1540s by ...

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Shirwood, Robert (fl. 1519–1523), Hebraist, was born in Coventry and educated at Oxford University, where 'he made considerable progress in logicals, but more by far in the Hebrew and Greek languages' (Wood, Ath. Oxon., 1.58). But who could have taught him Hebrew in early sixteenth-century ...

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Slaughter, Edward (1655–1729), Jesuit and Hebraist, was born in Herefordshire on 5 January 1655 into a family many of whose members became Catholic priests. He commenced his noviciate with the English Jesuits at Watten in September 1673. After two years at Watten he proceeded to the Jesuit college for higher studies at ...

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Tremellius, (Joannes) Immanuel (1510–1580), Hebrew and biblical scholar, was born in Ferrara, Italy, in 1510. His parents were Jews, and he had at least one brother. In Ferrara he received a traditional Jewish education as well as a humanist training in Latin and Greek, and, when he was twenty, proceeded to the ...

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Wakefield [Wakefeld], Thomas (d. 1575), Hebraist, was born at Pontefract, Yorkshire. His brother was the renowned Hebrew scholar Robert Wakefield. In a marginal note in one of the books in his library he records that he was twice married and that he fathered nine children, but he does not name his wives. He was educated at ...