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Gimpel, Jean Victor (1918–1996), cultural historian and historian of medieval technology, was born in Paris on 10 October 1918. Of Jewish descent, he was the third son of René Gimpel (d. 1944), a leading art dealer and friend of Renoir and Proust...

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North, John David (1934–2008), historian, was born at 61 Kipling Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, on 19 May 1934, the son of John Ernest North (1901–1987), wool buyer, and his wife, Gertrude Annie, née Lobley (1902–1989). Both parents were born in Bradford. After attending the grammar school at ...

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Whiteside, Derek Thomas [Tom] (1932–2008), historian of mathematics, was born on 23 July 1932 at the Corporation Maternity Home, Devonshire Road, Blackpool, the second son of Ernest Whiteside, photographer, and his wife, Edith, née Watts (1899/1900–1937). The family lived in Blacow Street, Blackpool...