Sir James Murray

Sir James Augustus Henry Murray, lexicographer and primary editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) from 1879 until his death on July 26, 1915.

Alfred Marshall

One of the founders of neoclassical economics, Alfred Marshall was born on July 26, 1826. First impression: he looks like he was a barrel of laughs. Possibly in the room at the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank in Mary Poppins?

Alfred Marshall. Photograph taken in 1921.

Saint Anne

July 26th is the Roman Catholic Feast Day of Saint Anne, mother of Mary, patron saint of Brittany, Canada, Detroit, Taguig, Hagonoy, Bulacan, Kurunegalle Catholic Diocese, Sri Lanka; Fasnia (Tenerife); Mainar; unmarried women; carpenters; child care providers; childless people; children; equestrians; grandparents; homemakers/housewives; lace makers; lost articles; miners; mothers; moving house; old-clothes dealers; poverty; pregnancy; seamstresses; stablemen; sterility; and teachers. She’s got a lot on her plate.

Saint Anne with the Virgin Mary, circa 15th century

Christian Egenolff, the Elder

An early printer and publisher, Christian Egenolff, the Elder was born on July 26, 1502.

Plate from “Herbarum, arborum, fruticum, frumentorum ac leguminem” published by Christian Egenolff (1502-1555)
Title page of “Herbarum, arborum, fruticum, frumentorum ac leguminem” published by Christian Egenolff.