Frigyes Karinthy
Frigyes Karinthy (25 June 1887 – 29 August 1938) was a Hungarian author, playwright, poet, journalist, and translator. He was the first proponent of the six degrees of separation concept, in his 1929 ...
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Cassius Dionysius
Cassius Dionysius of Utica was an ancient Greek agricultural writer of the 2nd century BC. The Roman nomen, Cassius, combined with the Greek cognomen, Dionysius, make it likely that he was a slave (pe...
Isaac Jacob Schmidt
Isaac Jacob Schmidt (October 4, 1779 – August 27, 1847) was an Orientalist specializing in Mongolian and Tibetan. Schmidt was a Moravian missionary to the Kalmyks and devoted much of his labours to Bi...
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Kabir Chowdhury
Kabir Chowdhury (Bengali: কবীর চৌধুরী; 9 February 1923 – 13 December 2011) was a well-known academic, essayist, materialist, translator, cultural worker, civil society activist and a pioneer in th...
Philip Delaporte
Reverend Philip Adam Delaporte was a German-born American Protestant missionary who translated numerous texts from German into Nauruan. Delaporte was sent to Nauru with his family in November 1899, an...
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (Porto, November 6, 1919 – Lisbon, July 2, 2004) was an award-winning Portuguese poet and writer. In 2014, she was unanimously chosen by the Parliament with National P...
Demetrius Vikelas
Demetrios Vikelas (also Demetrius Bikelas; Greek: Δημήτριος Βικέλας; February 15, 1835 – July 20, 1908) was a Greek businessman and writer; he was the first president of the International Ol...
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Takeshi Suzuki (academic)
Takeshi Suzuki (鈴木斌, 1932–2005) was a Japanese professor of Urdu. He was known in Pakistan as Japan's "Baba-e-Urdu" (Father of Urdu) for his work in the promotion of the language.
Suzuki...
Milada Blekastad
Milada Blekastad (1917 – 2003) was a Norwegian literary historian.She was born in Prague, but married Norwegian Hallvard Blekastad. She was a lecturer in Czech language at the University of Oslo from ...
Geert van Istendael
Geert van Istendael (born 29 March 1947) is the pseudonym of Geert Maria Mauritius Julianus Vanistendael, a Belgian writer, poet and essayist. He studied sociology and philosophy at the Katholieke Uni...
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Matthew Cowley
Matthew Cowley (August 2, 1897 – December 13, 1953) was an American missionary and a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 19...
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Lajos Áprily
Lajos Áprily (birth name Lajos Jékely) was a Hungarian poet and translator who won the 1954 Attila József Prize for his contributions to Hungarian literature. Áprily was born 14 November 1887 in Brass...
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Elizabeth Fairburn Colenso
Elizabeth Fairburn Colenso (29 August 1821 – 2 September 1904) was a missionary and Bible translator in New Zealand.She was born at the Church Missionary Society station at Kerikeri, New Zealand. Hav...
May Ziade
May Ziade (née Marie, with Ziade also written Ziadé, Ziyada or Ziadeh) (Arabic: مي زيادة‎) (February 11, 1886. – 1941), was a prolific Christian Lebanese-Palestinian poet, essayist and ...
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John of Capua
John of Capua (fl. 1262-1269) was an Italian Jewish convert to Christianity, and a translator. He translated Rabbi Joel's Hebrew version of Kalilah wa-Dimnah into Latin under the title Directorium Vit...
Serhiy Zhadan
Serhiy Viktorovych Zhadan (Ukrainian: Сергі́й Ві́кторович Жада́н; born 23 August 1974) is a Ukrainian poet, novelist, essayist, and translator.
Zhadan was born in Starobilsk, Luhansk Oblast. H...
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Hienadz Kliauko
Hienadz Kliauko (also: Gennady Klevko, Belarusian: Гена́дзь Кляўко́, Russian: Генна́дий Клевко́) (December 28, 1931 (officially May 1, 1932) – August 21, 1979) was a Soviet Belarusian poet and transla...