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Lambton, Ann Katharine Swynford [Nancy] (1912–2008), orientalist and Persianist, was born at Mesnil Warren, Bury Road, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk, on 8 February 1912, the elder daughter and second of the four children of George Lambton (1860–1945), racehorse trainer, and his wife, Cecily Margaret, ...

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Minorsky, Vladimir Fyodorovich (1877–1966), orientalist and Persian scholar, the son of Fyodor M. Minorsky and his wife, Olga, née Golubitskaya, was born on 5 February 1877 at Korcheva, on the upper Volga to the north-west of Moscow. He was educated at Moscow University...