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Born: January 2, 1866

Died: May 20, 1957 (aged 91)

Nationality: British

Occupation: Diplomat

Bio: George Gilbert Aimé Murray, OM was an Australian born British classical scholar and public intellectual, with connections in many spheres. He was an outstanding scholar of the language and culture of Ancient Greece, perhaps the leading authority in the first half of the twentieth century.

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