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Chisholm, Hugh (1866–1924), journalist and editor of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, was born at 21 Harewood Square, London, on 22 February 1866. His father, Henry Williams Chisholm (1809–1901), became a senior civil servant, chief clerk of the exchequer, and author of The Great Account of Annual Public Income and Expenditure from 1688 to 1869...

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Gilbert, Richard (c. 1794–1852), printer and editor of reference works, was born in St John's Square, Clerkenwell, London, the second son of Robert Gilbert, printer. His mother's name is not known. He had at least one sister, whose name is unknown. He began his working life as an accountant for the ...

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Gowers, Sir Ernest Arthur (1880–1966), public servant and writer of reference works, was born in London on 2 June 1880, the younger of the two sons among the four children of Sir William Richard Gowers (1845–1915), physician, and his wife, Mary (d...

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Haydn, Joseph Timothy (1788/1793–1856), newspaper editor and compiler of reference works, was born in Lisbon on 24 November 1788 or 1793, the son of Thomas Haydn, an expatriate protestant Irishman. In 1809 he fled Napoleon's invading army in a 'once-Danish frigate' sailing to ...

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Matthew, (Henry) Colin Gray (1941–1999), historian and founding editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, was born at 31 Island Bank Road, Inverness, on 15 January 1941, the eldest child of Henry Johnston Scott Matthew (1914–1997), consultant physician, and his wife, Joyce Mary (Maisie) McKendrick (1915–2010)...

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Pugh, Ralph Bernard (1910–1982), historian and editor of the Victoria History of the Counties of England, was born on 1 August 1910 in Sutton, Surrey, the only child of Bernard Carr Pugh (1859–1940), journalist, and his wife, Mabel Elizabeth (or Elizabeth Mabel) Pugh (1869?–1943)...

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Steinberg, Sigfrid Henry (1899–1969), scholar and editor of reference works, was born on 3 August 1899 at Goslar, Germany, the eldest of three sons of Adolf Steinberg, merchant, and his wife, Emilie, née Römer (b. 1874), a shop assistant. After serving briefly in the German army in 1918 he studied history, art history, and German and English language and literature at the universities of ...

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Stephen, Sir Leslie (1832–1904), author, literary critic, and first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography, was born at his father's house in Kensington Gore, later 42 Hyde Park Gate, London, on 28 November 1832. His grandfather was James Stephen (1758–1832), master in ...

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Swan, John (bap. 1605, d. 1671), Church of England clergyman and encyclopaedist, was baptized at Ickleton, Cambridgeshire, on 26 September 1605, the eldest son of John Swan (d. 1639), vicar of nearby Sawston from 1600 to 1639, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of ...