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Stevens, John (c. 1662-1726), translator and antiquary

G. Martin Murphy

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/26423

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Stevens, John (c. 1662-1726), translator and antiquary, was born in London, the son of Richard Stevens, page of the backstairs to Queen Catherine of Braganza. In view of his later statement that he was brought up to speak Spanish from infancy, and given that his father had earlier served the ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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