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Rafinesque, Constantine (1783–1840)

Peter S. Fosl

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...Witherspoon, John Ramsay, David Constantine Rafinesque (a.k.a. Rafinesque-Schmaltz), one of the most important botanists, philologists, and polymaths of early nineteenth-century America, was born to French and German merchants...
...Abu ‘Abdallah Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Abdallah ibn Idris al-Qurtubi al-Hasani was born in Ceuta, Spain, in 1099 and educated in Cordoba. He was something of an itinerant scholar, ending up at the Norman court in Palermo, Sicily. He died...
...Gabaria, Stephen Stephen John Gabaria was born on 27 December 1794 in the Piedmont region of Italy. In his teenage years he attended the University of Turin to receive the classical education in languages, humanities, and philosophy. After...

Von Leyden, Wolfgang

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...see Leyden...
...Peter of Ireland Peter of Ireland (de Hibernia, de Ybernia) was active as a teacher and writer at the University of Naples from the 1240s to the late 1260s. As is the case with many medieval authors, we know nothing about his early life...
...McGuinness, B.F. (John) Locke Scholarship Brian McGuinness was born in Wrexham on 22 October 1927. He was educated at Mount St Mary’s College (Sheffield) and went up to Balliol College, Oxford Balliol College, Oxford in 1945. He achieved...
...De Dominis, Marc’ Antonio Marc’ Antonio de Dominis was born in Rab (an island in the northeastern Adriatic, then under Venetian sovereignty) and died in Rome on 19 September 1624. He was educated at Jesuit Colleges in Loreto, Verona...
...Wolfgang Marius von Leyden was born in Berlin on 28 December 1911 and died in Durham on 4 September 2004. He attended gymnasia in Potsdam, Berlin (Mommsen) and Dahlem (Arndt). He studied at the universities of Berlin and Göttingen (1931–3),...