Gurney, Oliver Robert (1911–2001), scholar of ancient Near Eastern languages, was born at 6 Marloes Road, Kensington, London, on 28 January 1911, the only child of Robert Gurney (1879–1950), zoologist, and his wife, (Sarah) Gamzu (1878–1972), daughter of Walter Garstang, a Blackburn doctor. The ...
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Johns, Claude Hermann Walter (1857–1920), Assyriologist and Church of England clergyman, was born at Banwell, Somerset, on 4 February 1857, the eldest son of the Revd Walter Pascoe Johns, a Wesleyan minister, of a yeoman family settled for generations at Wendron, Cornwall, and his wife, ...
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King, Leonard William (1869–1919), Assyriologist and archaeologist, was born on 8 December 1869 at Fern House, 20 The Common, Upper Clapton, London, the fifth of six sons, and eleventh of twelve children, of Robert King (1825–1886), timber merchant, and his wife, Mary Jane (1830–1890)...
Lambert, Wilfred George (1926–2011), Assyriologist, was born on 26 February 1926 at 62 Chudleigh Road, Erdington, Birmingham, the only son and younger child of Herbert Harold Lambert (1882–1951), a railway clerk from Whitacre, Warwickshire, and his wife, Zilla (otherwise Zillah), née Allton (1886–1958)...
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Langdon, Stephen Herbert (1876–1937), Assyriologist, was born at Ida, near Monroe, Michigan, in the United States, on 8 May 1876, the elder son of George Knowles Langdon, farmer, and his wife, Abigail Elizabeth Hassinger. He was educated at the high school at Monroe...
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Norris, Edwin (1795–1872), linguist and Assyriologist, was born on 24 October 1795 in Taunton, Somerset, the son of a printer from a prominent local family that migrated from Devon in the sixteenth century. He was educated at a local school where the headmaster was his uncle ...
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Rawlinson, Sir Henry Creswicke, first baronet (1810–1895), Assyriologist and diplomatist, was born at Chadlington, Oxfordshire, on 11 April 1810 into a north Lancashire family. He was the second son of Abram Tyzack Rawlinson, a breeder of racehorses, who married Eliza Eudocia Albinia Creswicke...
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Thompson, Reginald Campbell (1876–1941), Assyriologist and archaeologist, was born on 21 August 1876 at Cranley Place, South Kensington, London, the eldest of four sons and one daughter of Reginald Edward Thompson (1834–1912), physician, and his wife, Anna Isabella De Morgan (1845–1885), daughter of the mathematician ...
Wiseman, Donald John (1918–2010), Assyriologist and biblical scholar, was born on 25 October 1918 at Rose Villa, Walderton, near Stoughton, Westbourne, Sussex, the first son and third of the five children of Major (later Air Commodore) Percy John Wiseman (1888–1948), founding accountant for the ...