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Hearn, (Patricio) Lafcadio Carlos [Yakumo Koizumi] (1850–1904), author and translator, was born on the Ionian island of Santa Maura, Greece, on 27 June 1850, the eldest surviving child of Surgeon-Major Charles Bush Hearn (d. 1866), later of the East India Company...

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Negri, Solomon (bap. 1665, d. 1727), Arabic scholar and translator, was born in Damascus, and baptized there on 23 February 1665, the son of Ya‘qūb al-Sālihānī and his wife, Setelah. His parents were Arabic-speaking and Orthodox of the patriarchate of Antioch. His name in Arabic appears variously as ...

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Pallis, Alexander (1850–1935), cotton merchant and translator, was born Alexandros Alexandrou Palles on 15 March 1850 at Piraeus, Greece, the youngest child in the family of three sons and one daughter of Alexandros Anastasiou Pales, later Palles (1808/9–1849/50), magistrate, descended from Epirot landowners, and his wife, ...