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Auty, Robert (1914–1978), philologist, was born on 10 October 1914 at 31 Tooker Road, Rotherham, Yorkshire, the second son and youngest of the four children of George Auty, headmaster of an elementary school, and his wife, Martha Louise, née Richards. Robert's sister Phyllis...

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Boase, Alan Martin (1902–1982), French scholar, was born in Rathalpin, St Andrews, on 23 June 1902, the son of William Norman Boase (1870–1938), the owner of a linen mill, and his wife, Mabel Margaret, the daughter of John Leadbetter of Broughty Ferry. His father gained distinction in ...

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Krailsheimer, Alban John (1921–2001), French scholar, was born on 11 January 1921 at 18 Bramham Gardens, Kensington, London, the son of Leonard Oscar Krailsheimer (1885–1965), banker, whose own father had come from southern Germany to London in the 1870s, and his wife, Audrey Elizabeth, ...

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Lawton, Harold Walter (1899–2005), soldier and French scholar, was born on 27 July 1899 at 28 Grove Street, Burslem, Staffordshire, the son of William Thomas Coates Lawton, potter's tile fixer, and later owner of a tile-laying and mosaics business, and his wife, Alice, ...

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Leigh, Ralph Alexander (1915–1987), French scholar, was born in Poplar, Tower Hamlets, London, on 6 January 1915, the son of a journeyman tailor. His mother died tragically when he was nine. He won a scholarship to Raines' Foundation School for Boys and then won ...

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Malard, Michael (b. 1676), religious controversialist and tutor in French, was born at Vaurenard, near Mâcon, France, the son of François Malard, a doctor of Vaurenard; his mother later married a M. Patissier de la Fayette of Beaugeu. His parents were Roman Catholics and he was prepared for the priesthood but after serving for some years as pasteur at ...

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Charles Kenneth Michael Scott Moncrieff (1889–1930) by unknown photographer, c. 1916 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Moncrieff, Charles Kenneth Michael Scott (1889–1930), translator, was born on 25 September 1889 at Weedingshall, Polmont, near Falkirk, Stirlingshire, the third son of William George Scott Moncrieff (1846–1927), advocate and sheriff substitute for Stirlingshire, and his wife, Jessie Margaret (1858–1936), daughter of Robert Scott Moncrieff...