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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 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...
...Lilienthal, Michael Lilienfeld, Jacob Heinrich von Lenz, Jakob Michael Reinhold Kant, Immanuel Jacob Heinrich von Lilienfeld was born in Livland and educated in the imperial corp of cadets in St Petersburg. He served at the court there,...
...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...
...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...
...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...
...Wenzel, Gottfried Immanuel Wekhrlin, Wilhelm Ludwig Voltaire, François Marie Wilhelm Ludwig Wekhrlin was born in Bothnang close to Stuttgart in 1739 and died in Ansbach in 1792. He was a member of the famous family of Weckherlina, which had...
...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...
...Joachim Heinrich Campe was born in Deensen, a village near Holzminden/Weser in the principality of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, on 29 June 1746 and died in Braunschweig on 22 October 1818. His father Burchard Hilmar Campe (1695–1760), who...
...Heinrich Würzer was born in Hamburg on 28 January 1751 and died on 27 July 1835. He was the son of the well-to-do owner of a sugar factory. After attending the Johanneum, Würzer began his studies of theology in Göttingen in 1772, but he...