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Dreyer, John Louis Emil

Dreyer, John Louis Emil (1852–1926), astronomer and historian, was born 13 February 1852 in Copenhagen, Denmark, into a distinguished Danish military family, third son of Lt.-gen. J. C. F. Dreyer, minister of war and the marine, and Ida Nicolene Margarethe Dreyer (née Rangrup). He…

Foster, Vere Henry Louis

Foster, Vere Henry Louis (1819–1900), philanthropist and first president of the INTO, was born 26 April 1819 in Copenhagen, Denmark, third son of Augustus Foster (d. 1847), diplomat and non-resident Irish landowner, and…

Hackett, Francis

Hackett, Francis (1883–1962), novelist, historian, and journalist, was born 21 January 1883 at 34 Patrick St., Kilkenny city, one of six sons and three daughters of John Byrne Hackett, a Kilkenny-born doctor, and Bridget Hackett (née Doheny), daughter of a prosperous farmer of…

Pedersen, Holger

Pedersen, Holger (1867–1953), Irish-language scholar and comparative linguist, was born 7 April 1867 in Gelballe, Lunderskov, Denmark, one of eleven children of Kristen Pedersen, teacher and small farmer. His father was particularly interested in mathematics and foreign languages,…

Toksvig, Signe

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