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...Titsingh, Isaac Isaac Titsingh was born in Amsterdam on 10 January 1745, son of Albertus Titsingh (1714–90), an Amsterdam surgeon and accoucheur of the Stadhouder-family, and his second wife Catharina Bitter (c. 1722–47). He died in Paris...
...Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro Teitaro Suzuki was born on 18 October 1870 in Kanazawa, Japan, and died on 12 July 1966 in Tokyo. His family, although physicians and of the samurai class, was poor due to the early deaths of his father, grandfather,...
...F. S. C. Northrop was born on 27 November 1893 in Janesville, Wisconsin. After receiving a BA from Beloit College in 1915 and an MA from Yale University in 1919, he went to Harvard University, where he earned another MA in 1922 and a PhD...
...William S. Weedon was born on 5 July 1908 in Houghton, Michigan. He received a BS in 1929 and an MS in 1931 (writing a thesis on “The Place of Hypothesis in the Physics of René Descartes” ) from the University of Virginia. Deciding...
...Wienpahl, Paul De Velin Paul D. Wienpahl was born on 6 March 1916 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received his BA magna cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also received his MA...
...Inada, Kenneth Kameo Kenneth Inada was born on 7 May 1923 in Honolulu, Hawaii. After serving in the US Army as a Sergeant of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, Inada returned to Honolulu to begin his study of philosophy....
...Gassendi, Pierre Académie royale des sciences Genoa Habert de Montmor, Henri-Louis Issy Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm Paris Rome Thévenot, Nicolas Melchisédech Nicolas Melchisédech Thévenot was born in Paris in around 1622 and died at his...
...Nicole, Pierre Académie des inscriptions Accademia della Crusca Bourzeis, Amable de Port-Royal Eusèbe Renaudot was born in Paris on 22 July 1648 into a family of doctors linked to Port-Royal, and died in the same city on 1 September 1720....
...Lin Yutang Lin Yutang was born Lin Ho-lok on 10 October 1895 in Banzai, Longxi county, in the Fujian province of China. At the age of seventeen he changed his name to Yutang, meaning “elegant language.” His father was a country pastor...
...Merton, Thomas Thomas Merton was born on 31 January 1915 in Prades, France, the son of New Zealander Owen Merton and American Ruth Jenkins Merton. In 1916 the family moved to Douglaston, New York where they lived until Ruth’s death in 1921....