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Arthur John Butler (1844–1910) by Frederick Hollyer ? National Portrait Gallery, London

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Butler, Arthur John (1844–1910), Italian scholar and mountaineer, born at Putney, Surrey, on 21 June 1844, was the eldest of the six children of William John Butler (1818–1894), at that time curate of Puttenham, near Guildford, Surrey, but best-known as the dean of ...

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Herbert, George Edward Stanhope Molyneux, fifth earl of Carnarvon (1866–1923), sportsman and Egyptologist, was born at Highclere Castle, near Newbury, Berkshire, on 26 June 1866, the only son of Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, fourth earl of Carnarvon (1831–1890), Conservative politician, and his first wife, ...

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George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, fifth earl of Carnarvon (1866–1923) by unknown photographer Griffith Institute, Oxford

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Knowles, Dorothy [Diana] (1906–2010), French scholar and fencing champion, was born on 28 March 1906 in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa, the daughter of William Haigh Knowles (d. 1911), a Yorkshire-born mining engineer. Known to her friends and family as Diana, she came with her mother to ...

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Stamma, Phillip (d. 1755), chess player and interpreter of oriental languages, was born in Aleppo. His name is rendered variously in European documents as Philippe, Philippo or Filipo, and Phillip. What little can be known about his origins comes from evidence contained in a few extant copies of his treatise on chess, ...