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Francis Watt

revised by Janette Ryan

Hüttner, Johann Christian (1766–1847), translator, was born at Guben in Lusatia, Germany. He studied philology at Leipzig University and was awarded his doctorate on the basis of his work De mythis Platonis, which was published in Leipzig in 1788. He travelled to England...


Jacobi, Johann Christian (1670?–1750), bookseller and translator, was born in Germany. He studied at the University of Halle, probably in the 1690s, where he became closely associated with August Hermann Francke, the leading figure of the pietist reform movement within contemporary German Lutheranism, and his circle. Although his motivation in coming to ...


Meidel, Christopher (b. c. 1659, d. in or before 1715), Quaker minister and translator, was born probably in Skien, Norway, one of three or more children of Gert Meidel (c.1606–1696), a shipowner of Langesund, and his wife, Elen, whose surname was probably ...


G. Le G. Norgate

revised by John D. Haigh

Render, Wilhelm (fl. 1790–1809), grammarian and translator, was a native of Germany, probably brought up in or near Heppenheim, south of Darmstadt. Nothing is known of his parents. He attended Giessen University, and was ordained to the Lutheran ministry. He was also a member of the freemasons. For a time he acted as 'travelling guardian to the son of a distinguished personage'. He then travelled in ...