John Spencer Trimingham was a noted 20th-century scholar on Islam in Africa.
Trimingham was born in Thorne to John William Trimingham and Alice Ventress.
University of Birmingham.
In Jerusalem (1932) Trimingham married Wardeh, who died in 1980. Subsequently he was reader in Arabic and head of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Glasgow University (1953-1964) and a visiting professor in the department of history at the American University of Beirut (1964-1970). He then moved to the faculty of the Near East School of Theology in Beirut.