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This week in Translation History- April 1-7

April 01, 2018

April 1, 1679

Antoine François Prévost, A French novelist and translator, was born.

April 5, 1840

Ghazaros Aghayan, an Armenian historian and linguist, was born.

April 5, 1954

Guy Bertrand, Canadian linguist and radio host, was born.

April 7, 1829

Joseph Smith - founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, commences translation of the Book of Mormon, with Oliver Cowdery as his scribe.

April 7, 1864

Holger Pedersen, a Dutch linguist and academic, was born