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...Rooke, Laurence Laurence Rooke was born in Deptford on 13 March 1622 and died in London on 27 June 1662. The eldest son of George Rooke of Monkshorton, Kent, he entered Eton College in 1639, and in June of the following year was admitted...
...Ferguson, James James Ferguson was born near Rothiemay, Banffshire (Scotland), and died in London. An astronomer and sometime portrait painter, he came from a humble background but was lucky enough to secure a number of patrons; George III...

Oliver, Andrew (1731–99)

Monica C. Reed

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...Oliver, Peter Oliver, Daniel Hutchinson, Governor Thomas Eliot, Jared Essays upon Field-Husbandry in New England Clark, Mary Belcher, Jonathan Belcher, Elizabeth A notable jurist and scientist by training, Andrew Oliver's life spanned...

Brattle, Thomas (1658–1713)

Rick Kennedy

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...Thomas Brattle, Brattle, Thomas astronomer and architect, was born and died in Boston, Massachusetts, the oldest son in one of Boston's most wealthy families. A student at Harvard College during a period of disarray and mismanagement...

West, Benjamin (1730–1813)

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...Benjamin West was born at Rehoboth, Massachusetts, in March 1730 and died in Providence, Rhode Island, on August 26, 1813. A self-described “Philomath,” West's contributions to the American Enlightenment lie chiefly in his role...
...Bainbridge, John John Bainbridge was born in Ashby-de-la Zouch, Leicestershire and died in Oxford on 3 November 1643. He was educated at the local Grammar School whence he proceeded to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1603...
...Briggs, Henry Gellibrand, Henry Henry Gellibrand was born in London on 17 November 1597 and died there, from fever, on 9 February 1636. His father, also Henry, resident of St Botolph, Aldersgate, London, held a living in Kent as well...
...Gray, Stephen Stephen Gray was born in Canterbury. He died on 25 February 1736. Until quite recently very little has been known of Gray apart from his twenty-one articles and letters published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal...
...Michell, John John Michell died at Thornhill near Leeds on 21 April 1793. He was educated at Cambridge (BA, 1748–9; MA, 1752; BD, 1761), where he went on to become a Fellow of Queen’s College (1749–64) and Woodwardian Professor of Geology...
...Briggs, Henry Henry Briggs was born in Warley Wood, near Halifax in Yorkshire, in February 1561 and died in Oxford on 26 January 1631. He demonstrated such promise while at the local Grammar School that his parents were persuaded in 1577...