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Brandreth, Thomas Shaw (1788–1873), inventor and classical scholar, was born on 24 July 1788 in Cheshire, the son of the physician Joseph Brandreth (1746–1815). He attended Eton College and later entered Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took his BA degree in 1810, with the distinctions of second wrangler, second Smith's prizeman, and chancellor's medallist, and his degree of MA in 1813. He was elected to a fellowship at his college, was called to the ...


John Westby-Gibson

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Duncan, William (1717–1760), natural philosopher and classicist, elder son of William Duncan, an Aberdeen tradesman, and his wife, Euphemia Kirkwood, daughter of a wealthy farmer in Haddingtonshire, was born in Aberdeen in July 1717. He had several sisters and a younger brother, John...


Ellis, Robert Leslie (1817–1859), mathematician and classical scholar, was born on 25 August 1817 in Bath, the youngest of the six children of Francis Ellis of Bath. His father was fond of speculative inquiry and spent much time with him from an early age. He was educated at home by two private tutors, one in classics and another in mathematics. At the age of ten he read ...


Gordon Goodwin

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Hogg, John (1800–1869), classical scholar and naturalist, was born on 21 March 1800 at Norton near Durham, the second of four sons (there were also two daughters) of John Hogg (1761–1823), barrister, and his wife, Prudentia Jones (c.1767–1838). His brother Thomas Jefferson Hogg...


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Relhan, Richard (1754–1823), botanist and classical scholar, was born in Dublin, the son of Anthony Relhan (1715–1776), medical practitioner, and his first wife, Sarah Breholt. He was elected a king's scholar at Westminster School in 1767, and was admitted a scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge...


Savile, Sir Henry (1549–1622), mathematician and classical scholar, was born on 30 November 1549 in Over Bradley, West Riding of Yorkshire, one of eight children and the middle of three sons of Henry Savile (d. 1566) of Over Bradley and his wife, ...


Sir Henry Savile (1549–1622) by Marcus Gheeraerts the younger, 1621 ? Bodleian Library, University of Oxford


Stackhouse, John (bap. 1742, d. 1819), botanist and classical scholar, was born at Trehane, Probus, Cornwall, and baptized at St Erme on 15 March 1742, the second son of William Stackhouse DD (d. 1771), rector of St Erme, Cornwall, and his wife, ...


Thompson, Sir D'Arcy Wentworth (1860–1948), zoologist and classical scholar, was born at 3 Brandon Street, Edinburgh, on 2 May 1860, the only son of D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1829–1902), then a classical master at the Edinburgh Academy, and his first wife, Fanny (1838–1860), daughter of ...