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...Jacques de Chavaille was born in 1592 in Uzerche (Bas Limousin) and died on 22 January 1670. His father, Pierre de Chavaille, seigneur de Faugeras et du Pouget, was lieutenant-general of the sénéchaussée (seat of royal justice) of Uzerche...
...Antoine Aubery was born in 1616 and died in Paris in 1695. He was a lawyer in the Parliament and a member of the King’s Council. He was also one of Richelieu ’s panegyrists. In a veritable chronicle of French history between 1616 and 1642...
...Hornius, Georgius Georgius Hornius was born the son of a superintendent of the Reformed Church at Kemnath (Upper Palatinate) around 1620. In 1621 the family had to leave the Palatinate due to the Thirty Year Wars and took refuge...
...Gabriel Gerberon, the son of Gabriel Gerberon, a surgeon, was born in Saint-Calais in the diocese of Le Mans on 12 August 1628 and died on 29 March 1711 at the abbey of Saint-Denis. He was a brilliant student at the Vendôme Oratory before...
...Birch, Thomas Thomas Birch was born in London on 23 November 1705, and died at Hampstead on 9 January 1766, after falling from his horse. Despite a Quaker upbringing, he soon discovered the advantages of political and ecclesiastical...
...Wagenaar, Jan Jan Wagenaar was born in Amsterdam on 21 October 1709. He was the eldest son of a large shoemaker’s family. His mother, Maria Sagtleven, was related to the painters Boerhaave, Herman Herman and Cornelis Sagtleven. His parents...
...Doig, David David Doig was born at Monifieth, Forfarshire (Scotland) and died at Stirling on 16 March 1800. Because of his doubts about some of the theological doctrines expounded in the Westminster Confession, he left off his divinity...
...Rhoer, Jacobus de A Reformed minister’s son, Jacobus de Rhoer was born in the village of Angeren. He was educated at home, at Nijmegen’s Latin School, and at Utrecht University, where he studied philosophy, languages and theology. In 1745...
...Dalrymple, John John Dalrymple was born at Cranstoun (Scotland) and died on 26 February 1810. He was educated at Edinburgh University, and at Trinity Hall, Cambridge (Fellow Commoner, 1746). He was admitted advocate at the Scottish Bar...
...Dunbar, James James Dunbar, second son of the laird of Boath (at Auldearn, near Nairn, Soctland), died on 28 May 1798 in his rooms at King’s College, Aberdeen, where he was educated (MA, 1761) and then spent his career. In 1765 he...