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...The Marquis d’Argens was born in Aix-en-Provence on 27 June 1703 and died at La Garde (near Toulon) on 12 January 1771. The eldest son of an old aristocratic family that was well represented in the local legal profession, he received his...
...Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was born in Weimar on 8 March 1714 and died in Hamburg on 14 December 1788. He was the second (surviving) son of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) who alone gave him his musical education. Between 1731 and 1738...
...The natural scientist and philosopher Johann Reinhold Forster was born in Tczew (Dirschau) in West Prussia on 22 October 1729 and died in Halle (Saale) on 9 December 1798. His family came from Scottish immigrants, and his father...
...Wieland, Christoph Martin Wiegleb, Johann Christian Bodmer, Johann Jacob Johann Christian Wiegleb was born in Langensalza on 21 December 1732 and died there on 16 January 1800. He was a pioneer in natural sciences, and one of the founding...
...Christian Gottlieb Selle (originally: Sell) was born in Stettin in 1748, the son of a wealthy blacksmith. After the death of his father, Selle’s mother married a pharmacist from Berlin, and Selle began to learn pharmacy. In 1768, he began...
...Michael Friedländer was born in 1769 in Königsberg, the youngest son of the merchant Meier Friedländer. He died in Paris on 4 April 1824, where he had been living since 1800. He was a gifted and philanthropically minded physician, who...
...Christian Friedrich Michaelis was born in Leipzig on 3 September 1770 and died there on 1 August 1834. He was the son of Christian Friedrich Michaelis (1727–1804), a well-regarded and published physician of that city. Michaelis is best...
...Sweetser, William William Sweetser was born in Boston on 8 September 1797, the only child of William Sweetser, a distiller, and his wife Elizabeth, née Bennison. After being privately tutored by the Reverend William Frothingham of Saugus...
...Gaskell, John Born in Didsbury, near Manchester, England on 17 August 1804, John Gaskell attended school long enough to receive what long-time friend and editor J. W. Huff considered as “the rudiments of a fair English education.” Upon...
...Tyler, Samuel Samuel Tyler was born on 22 October 1809 in Prince George's County, Maryland. He attended a preparatory academy in Georgetown, D.C. with principal Carnahan, James James Carnahan . Only one semester of college education...