Taine, Hippolyte Adolphe (1828–1893). French critic and historian. A major influence on Zola and Maupassant. His History of English Literature was published 1863–1869.
Talbot, Anne: not identified
Talbot, Neville Stuart (1879–1949). Anglican priest. Bishop of Pretoria, South Africa, 1920–33. A first cousin of GWL.
Tamburlaine: Timur, or Emir Timur (1336–1405). Turco-Mongol conqueror of much of western and central Asia, and founder of the Timurid Empire and Timurid dynasty (1370–1405) which survived until 1857 as the Mughal dynasty of India. Millions of people are believed to have been killed during his conquests. Marlowe's play Tamburlaine the Great is loosely based on his life.
Taylor, Alan John Percivale (1906–1990). Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. Historian and journalist.
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich (1840–1893). Russian composer. Among the most popular composers of classical music.
Temple, William (1881–1944). Anglican priest. Archbishop of York, 1929–1942, and Canterbury, 1942–1944.
Tennyson, Alfred (1809–1892). 1st Baron Tennyson. Poet. Succeeded Wordsworth as Poet Laureate, 1850.
Tennyson, Sir Charles Bruce Locker (1879–1977). Businessman and author. Grandson of the poet, about whom he wrote a number of books; he also edited some of the poet's previously unpublished work.
Terry, Dame Ellen Alice (1847–1928). Actress. Married the painter G F Watts. Later professionally, and emotionally, associated with Henry Irving and Bernard Shaw.
Thackeray, William Makepeace (1811–1863). Novelist and essayist, best known for his satirical novel Vanity Fair (1848).
Thesiger, Anthony Frederic Lewis (1906–69). Merchant banker. Married 1939, Virginia Margaret Graham (1910–1993) Author, journalist and critic.
Thesiger, Ernest Frederic Graham (1879–1961). Actor.
Thirkell, Angela Margaret (1890–1961). Novelist. Her mother was Margaret Burne-Jones, daughter of the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones.
Thomas, Dylan (1914–1953). Welsh poet, essayist and broadcaster.
Thomas, Gwyn (1913–1981) Welsh schoolmaster, writer and broadcaster.
Thomas, James ('Jimmy') Henry (1874–1949). Trade union leader and Labour politician. General Secretary, National Union of Railwaymen, 1918–1924, and 1925–1931; Secretary of State for the Colonies, 1924 and 1931; Lord Privy Seal and Minister of Employment, 1929–1930; Secretary of State for the Dominions 1930–1935; for the Colonies 1935–1936.
Thomas, Ronald Stuart (1913–2000). Welsh poet and clergyman.
Thompson, William Hepworth (1810–1886). Anglican priest. Regius Professor of Greek, Cambridge 1853–1866. Master of Trinity from 1866.
Thorndike, Dame Sybil Agnes (1882–1976) Actress. The title role of Shaw's Saint Joan (1924) was written for her, and she played it in revivals until 1941. Married to Lewis Casson.
Tiglath-Pileser. Name of three kings of Assyria, c. 1114 –1076 BC, c. 965–935 BC, and c. 774–727 BC. The third, founder of the second Assyrian Empire, is probably the best-known to history.
Tillotson, Geoffrey (1905–1969). Literary scholar. Professor of English Literature, Birkbeck College, London, 1944–1969.
Tillotson, Kathleen Mary, née Constable (1906–2001). Literary scholar. Professor of English at Bedford College, London, 1958–1971.
Titmus, Frederick John (1932–2011). Cricketer. Spin bowler for Middlesex, Orange Free State, Surrey, and England (1955–1975). Played county cricket in five decades, between 1949 and 1982.
Titus Flavius Vespasianus, commonly known as Titus (39–81 AD), Roman Emperor from 79 until his death. Second emperor of the Flavian dynasty. Best known for his public building programme in Rome, including the Flavian Amphitheatre, otherwise known as the Colosseum.
Tolstoi (or Tolstoy), Leo (1828–1910). Russian novelist and social commentator. Author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina.
Tourgenieff (or Turgenev), Ivan (1818–1883). Russian novelist. Author of Fathers and Sons.
Townshend, Harry: RH-D's business partner in the publishing firm. No biographical details found.
Toynbee, (Theodore) Philip (1916–1981). Novelist and journalist, notably for The Observer.
Traherne, Thomas (c. 1636–1674) Poet and religious writer.
Tree, Sir Herbert Beerbohm, né Herbert Draper Beerbohm (1852–1917). Actor and theatre manager. Elder half-brother of Max Beerbohm.
Trevelyan, George Macaulay (1876–1962). Historian. Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge, 1927–1940. Master of Trinity, 1940–1951.
Trevor-Roper, Hugh Redwald (1914–2003). Baron Dacre of Glanton. Historian. Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford, 1957–1980. Noted for his disputes with other historians including Christopher Hill, Lawrence Stone, R H Tawney, A J P Taylor and Arnold Toynbee. Famously declared the (forged) diaries of Adolf Hitler to be authentic in 1983.
Trinder, Tommy (1909–1989). Comedian and actor.
Trollope, Anthony (1815–1882). Novelist and public servant.
Trott, Albert Edwin (1873–1914). Australian cricketer. The only batsman to hit a ball over the present Lord's pavilion. Committed suicide.
Trueman, Frederick Sewards (1931–2006). Cricketer. Fast bowler for Yorkshire (1948–1968) and England (1952–1965). First man to take 300 Test wickets. Later a well-known commentator and raconteur.
Truman, Harry S (1884–1972). American politician. President of the USA 1945–1953, succeeding Franklin Roosevelt on the latter's death.
Trumper, Victor Thomas (1877–1915). One of the great Australian batsmen of his day. Wisden said of him that at the zenith of his fame he challenged comparison with Ranjitsinhji.
Tupper, Martin Farquhar (1810–1889). Poet and author of Proverbial Philosophy, a popular series of platitudes.
Turgenev Ivan Sergeyevich (1818–1883). Russian novelist and playwright.
Turner, Margaret. Stepmother of Comfort Hart-Davis. Married George D Turner after his divorce from Mary Borden in 1918.
Turner, Reggie (1869–1938). Novelist, and best friend of Max Beerbohm. RH-D edited and published a volume of Beerbohm's letters to Turner in 1964. Somerset Maugham described Turner as 'on the whole the most amusing man I have known.'
Tutin, Dame Dorothy (1930–2001). Actress. A leading member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Following her success in the film of The Importance, she appeared as Polly Peachum in The Beggar's Opera(1954), and Lucie Manette in A Tale of Two Cities (1956). Her chief successes were, however, in the theatre.
Twain, Mark (1835–1910). American writer, coiner of many much-quoted phrases.
Tynan, Kenneth Peacock (1927–1980). Theatre critic of The Observer, 1954–63. Literary manager of the National Theatre under Laurence Olivier, 1963–69. 'Influential and controversial force in British theatre' was The Times's heading for its obituary notice. Married Elaine Dundy, 1951.
Tyrwhitt, Sir Reginald Yorke (1870–1951). WWI admiral; commander-in-chief of British naval forces in China (1927–1929), he served as commander in chief at the Nore (1930–1933).
Tyson, Frank Holmes (1930–2015). Cricketer. Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1956. Rated by Richie Benaud as the quickest bowler he ever saw. In 17 Tests, took 76 wickets at an average of 18.