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Ashurst, Elizabeth Ann [Eliza] (c. 1814–1850), translator and campaigner for women's rights and against slavery, was born in Muswell Hill, Middlesex, the eldest child of William Henry Ashurst (bap. 1791?, d. 1855), of Muswell Hill, and his wife, Elizabeth Ann, née Brown (...

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Goldsmid, Anna Maria (1805–1889), benefactor and translator, was born on 17 September 1805, the eldest child of the financier and Jewish community leader Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778–1859) and his wife, Isabel, née Goldsmid (1788–1860). Her brother was Sir Francis Henry Goldsmid (1808–1878). She thus belonged to one of the most influential and wealthy Anglo-Jewish families of the early nineteenth century. Privately educated, she exhibited from an early age a remarkable aptitude for languages, studying Italian with the poet ...

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Magnusson, Magnus (1929–2007), Icelandic scholar, broadcaster, and environmentalist, was born on 12 October 1929 in Reykjavik, Iceland, the son of Sigursteinn Magnússon (1899–1982), European export manager of the Icelandic Co-operative, and later Icelandic consul-general for Scotland, and his wife, Ingibj?rg Sigureardóttir (1905–1983). The second youngest of four children, he had a brother, ...

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Metcalfe, Robert (1579–1652/3), Hebraist and benefactor, was the son of Alexander Metcalfe of St John's parish in Beverley, Yorkshire. He was educated at Beverley grammar school and at St John's College, Cambridge, where he was admitted as a scholar in 1594, graduated BA about 1605, and proceeded MA in 1606. The ...

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Oswald, Eugene (1826–1912), teacher and writer, was born in Heidelberg on 16 October 1826, the youngest of the five children of Carl August Oswald, a publisher in Heidelberg, and his wife, Christiana Augusta Brédé, who was of Huguenot descent. Though of a scholarly bent, ...

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Swanwick, Anna (1813–1899), translator, writer, and social reformer, was born in Liverpool on 22 June 1813, the youngest of the three daughters of John Swanwick (d. 1837), a wealthy merchant, and Hannah Hilditch, of Trefflich Hall, Staffordshire. The Swanwicks were descended from ...

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Anna Swanwick (1813–1899) by Katherine Bruce ? National Portrait Gallery, London

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Vidyasagar, Iswarchandra (1820–1891), social reformer and Sanskrit scholar, the eldest son of Thakurdas Bandyopadhyay and Bhagavati Devi, was born on 26 September 1820 in the village of Birsimha, Midnapore district, Bengal. The name Vidyasagar is actually an academic title, conferred on him in 1839 when he passed the examination in Hindu law from ...

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Woods [married name Fowke], Hilda Mary (1892–1971), medical statistician and epidemiologist, was born at Doddershall, Buckinghamshire, on 25 August 1892, the eldest daughter of five surviving children of William Ashburnham Woods (1858–1935), farmer, and his wife, Mary Ann, née...