John Enoch Powell, MBE (16 June 1912 – 8 February 1998)
He became a full Professor of Ancient Greek at the age of twenty-five. During the Second World War he served in staff and intelligence positions, reaching the rank of Brigadier in his early thirties. He also wrote poetry, and many books on classical and political subjects. Powell was reading Ancient Greek by the age of five, learning it from his mother. At the age of 70 he began learning his 12th and final language, Hebrew.
Such a misunderstood man, all he’s remembered for is one speech that has been misquoted and used by the worst kind of people.