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...Jean Chapelain was born in Paris on 4 December 1595 and died on 22 February 1674. He did not undertake a career as a lawyer, as his father had hoped, but instead studied Latin, Greek, Italian and Spanish in great depth, following...
...Gilberte Pascal was the daughter of Étienne Pascal and Antoinette Begon, who were married before June 1614. She was born in Clermont on 1 January 1620 and died on 25 April 1687 in Paris. She was brought up in the family home but lost her...
...Sorel, Charles Cyrano de Bergerac, Savinien La-Chapelle-Saint-Denis La Mothe Le Vayer, François de Molière (né Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) This French poet was born in 1626 in La Chapelle Saint-Denis, whence he took his nickname, and died...
...Lucas, Jean-Maximilien Jean-Maximilien Lucas was born in Rouen in 1646 (or perhaps 1636); the date is unknown. He came to The Netherlands around 1667, became a citizen of Amsterdam in 1670 and married Maria Verjannen in 1674. Lucas...
...Swaanenburg, Willem van Willem van Swaanenburg was baptized on 16 May 1679 in Zutphen, where his father Cornelius was vice-principal of the Latin School. His mother, Margareta Voster, came from a family of Amsterdam goldsmiths. Nothing...
...Andrew Bradford was Bradford, Andrew an important colonial printer and political journalist. While Benjamin Franklin characterized his competitors as “illiterates,” contemporary journalism historian Isaiah Thomas considered Andrew...
...Scott, John John Scott was born in Bermondsey, London, and died in Ratcliff, Hertfordshire. The son of a linen-draper, he was a Quaker and poet. A frequent contributor to the Gentleman’s Magazine, he was friendly with Elizabeth Montagu...
...A poet and playwright, Thomas Godfrey was born in Philadelphia, the son of Thomas Godfrey (1704–49), a glazier and inventor, who was part of Benjamin Franklin's Junto club. After his father's death, the younger Godfrey was apprenticed...
...Tyler was born William Clark Tyler on July 18, 1757, at Boston, Massachusetts. His Tyler, Royall Contrast, The Tyler, Royall Algerine Captive Sullivan, John Sheridan, Richard Brinsley School for Scandal, The Lincoln, Benjamin father...
...Cooke, William William Cooke was born in Calcutta and died in Kent on 14 September 1832. He attended Harrow School and matriculated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1780, but apparently did not graduate. He studied law and was admitted...