Anthony John R. Russell-Wood, a preeminent scholar of the Lusophone world, died of melanoma at his Lutherville, Maryland, home on August 13, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Hannelore, sons Christopher and Karsten, and four grandchildren. He will be remembered by the historical community as one of its most prolific and innovative scholars and teachers.

John Russell-Wood was born in Corbridge-on-Tyne in Northumberland, England, on October 11, 1939. He was raised in Lancashire and matriculated at Rossall School, where both his parents were employed as educators. He went on to earn BA, MA, and PhD degrees from the University of Oxford. John studied with some of the most eminent historians of the age, including Hugh Trevor-Roper, Sir Peter Russell, and Charles Boxer. He especially treasured the tutelage and encouragement offered by Professor Boxer.1 He also earned a...

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