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Greenbaum, Salman Mendel [Sidney] (1929–1996), grammarian, was born on 31 December 1929 at Underwood Street, Stepney, London, the younger of the two sons of Lewis Greenbaum (d. 1944/5), a tailor, and Nellie Bernkopf. Greenbaum was thus brought up in the heart of the ‘Jewish’ ...

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Levison, Wilhelm (1876–1947), historian and philologist, was born on 27 May 1876 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the elder son of the two children of Hermann Levison (1839–1886), merchant, and his wife, Josephine Goldschmidt (1845–1916). The Levison family, whose origins in Siegburg are traceable at least to the end of the seventeenth century, was by the mid-nineteenth century an assimilated German Jewish family, and consequently ...

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Miriam Rodrigues-Pereira

Lindo, Abigail (1803–1848), lexicographer, was born in London on 3 August 1803, the third daughter and fifth child of the eighteen children of David Abarbanel Lindo (1772–1852), a prominent Jewish communal worker, and his wife, Sarah (1777–1852), the daughter of Abraham Mocatta and his wife, ...

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Loewe, Louis (1809–1888), linguist, was born of Jewish parents at Zülz, Prussian Silesia. After attending successively Rosenburg Academy and the colleges of Leszno, Nikolsburg (Mikulov), and Bratislava, studying theology, oriental languages, and the sciences, he matriculated at the University of Berlin, where he took the degree of PhD. His knowledge of languages and numismatics was already considerable, and on a visit to ...

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Salaman, Raphael Arthur (1906–1993), collector and lexicographer of tradesmen's tools, was born on 24 April 1906 at Homestall, Barley, near Royston, Hertfordshire, the fourth of six children of Redcliffe Nathan Salaman (1874–1955), physician and scientist, and his wife, Pauline Ruth (Nina), née Davis (1877–1925)...

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Theodores, Tobias (1808–1886), linguist and Jewish scholar, was born Theodore Tobias in Margulin, in the province of Posen, Prussia. At the age of sixteen he moved to London with his uncle, before moving to Manchester a few years later to take up a position at the counting house of ...