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Drennan, Thomas (1696–1768)

M.A. Stewart

Lancaster University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Drennan, William Drennan, Thomas Thomas Drennan was born in Belfast on 25 December 1696 and died there on 14 February 1768. In the session 1714–15 he entered Glasgow University in the penultimate year of study and was taught by Gershom...

Robertson, William (1705–83)

M.A. Stewart

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...Robertson, William William Robertson was born in Dublin on 16 October 1705. He died at Wolverhampton on 20 May 1783. Born into a dissenting family prominent in the linen trade, he received his grammar schooling and first grounding...

Mayhew, Jonathan (1720–1766)

J. Patrick Mullins

Marymount University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Mayhew, Jonathan Manning, James Jonathan Mayhew was born on 8 October 1720 in Chilmark, Massachusetts, the son of Experience Mayhew, missionary to the Indians of Martha's Vineyard. He attended Harvard College on scholarship from 1740...

Backus, Isaac (1724–1806)

Frederick V. Mills

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...Isaac Backus, Isaac Backus was a Baptist elder, historian, polemicist, and organizer. His indefatigable efforts in behalf of religious liberty and separation of church and state earned him the designation “The Agent of Liberty.” He employed...

Appleton, Nathaniel (1731–98)

Jose R. Torre

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...Nathaniel Appleton, Nathaniel Appleton, a chandler and public servant, was born in Boston, and graduated from Harvard College in 1749. Active in the Revolution and Boston politics throughout his life, his 1767 abolitionist pamphlet...

Warren, Joseph (1741–75)

Eran Shalev

Haifa University, Israel Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Joseph Warren, Joseph Hooton, Elizabeth Bernard, Francis Adams, Samuel Warren was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1741, the second generation of Roxburites, descendant from a family that had settled in America nearly a century before his...
...Drennan, William Drennan, Thomas William Drennan was born in Belfast on 23 May 1754 and died there on 5 February 1820. He was the son of the Revd Thomas Drennan , a non-subscribing Presbyterian minister and friend of Francis Hutcheson , who...
...O’Connor, Arthur Arthur Conner (later O’Connor) was born on 4 July 1763 in Mishells, near Bandon in Co. Cork. He died as General Arthur Condorcet O’Connor in Bignon, Loiret, France on 25 April 1852. He grew up at Connerville, the family...

Adams, John Quincy (1767–1848)

Gary V. Wood

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...John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, was a statesman, diplomat, and scholar, whose ideas about politics were culled from the rich intellectual milieu of the American Enlightenment. Adams's published writings spanned...
...Ladd, William Before becoming a crucial figure in the development of the peace movement in the United States, William Ladd pursued the traditional New England careers of seaman and merchant. Ladd was born on 10 May 1778 in Exeter, New...