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Castelvetro, Giacomo (bap. 1546, d. 1616), writer and teacher of Italian, was born in Modena, Italy, and was baptized there at S. Barnaba, on 25 March 1546, the third son and ninth child of Niccolò Castelvetro (d. 1578), a wealthy banker, and his wife, ...


Mathias, Thomas James (1753/4–1835), satirist and Italian scholar, was the eldest son of Vincent Mathias (c.1711–1782), sub-treasurer in the queen's household, and his wife, Marianne (1724–1799), daughter of Alured Popple, secretary to the Board of Trade and governor of Bermuda. Mathias's...


Paget Jackson Toynbee (1855–1932) by Walter Stoneman, 1921 © National Portrait Gallery, London


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Toynbee, Paget Jackson (1855–1932), Dante scholar, was born on 20 January 1855 at Beech Holme, Wimbledon, the third of four sons of the ear surgeon Joseph Toynbee (1815–1866) and his wife, Harriet, daughter of Nathaniel Holmes, and niece of the antiquary John Holmes (1800–1854)...