Category Archives: Translator

Jean-François Champollion

Jean-François Champollion (B) 1790, Figeac, France (D) 1832, Paris, France age 41, even though he suffered a stroke, dying at the age of forty-one, he himself added to our knowledge of this grand, ancient civilization by translating any number of … Continue reading

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Flush Toilet

Flush Toilet Sir John Harington, 1561-1612 age 51 of Kelston, but baptized in London, was an English courtier, author, and translator popularly known as the inventor of the flush toilet. Education: Graduate of Eton College The first modern flushable toilet … Continue reading

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François de Belleforest

François de Belleforest 1530-1583 age 53 He was a prolific French author, poet, and translator of the Renaissance. He was born in Comminges, into a poor family, and his father was a soldier and was killed when he was seven. … Continue reading

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Thomas Harriot

Thomas Harriot 1560-1621 age 61 He was an English astronomer, mathematician, ethnographer, and translator who made advances within the scientific field. He is sometimes credited with the introduction of the potato to the British Isles. Harriot was the first person … Continue reading

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Mary Anne (her pen name George Eliot)

Mary Anne 1819-1880 age 61 Her pen name George Eliot “I like not only to be loved but also to be told I am loved”. She was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of … Continue reading

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