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...Goldman, Emma Emma Goldman was born on 27 June 1869 in Kovno, Lithuania, and died 14 May 1940 in Toronto, Canada. At the age of thirteen Goldman moved with her family to St. Petersburg, where she attended school for six months before...
...Scargill, Daniel We know little of Daniel Scargill’s life. According to Venn, he was a native of Cambridgeshire, who was admitted sizar at Corpus Christi, Cambridge in 1661, matriculating in 1662, graduating BA in 1665–6 and becoming...
...Buchanan, Joseph The physician, philosopher, educator, journalist, and inventor Joseph Buchanan was born on 24 August 1785 in Washington County, Virginia. His formal education was limited to fourteen months of elementary and secondary...
...Shoemaker, Sydney Sharpless Sydney Shoemaker was born on 29 September 1931 in Boise, Idaho. He received his BA in philosophy from Reed College in 1953 and his PhD in philosophy from Cornell University in 1958. He taught philosophy at Ohio...
...Britannicus, Scepticus ‘Scepticus Britannicus’ is the pseudonym of a radical critic of Christianity and deism. There is no evidence of his identity. His Investigation of the Essence of the Deity (1797), addressed from Greenwich, seems...
...Knowlton, Charles Charles Knowlton was born 10 May 1800 in Templeton, a rural town in north central Massachusetts. He was the middle of three sons of Stephen Knowlton, a farmer, and his wife Comfort, née White. Knowlton worked on his...
...Blatchford, Robert Peel Glanville Robert Blatchford was born in Maidstone on 17 March 1851 and died in Horsham, Sussex on 17 December 1943. The second son of a struggling comedian and an actress, Blatchford had little formal schooling...
...Turner, Matthew Matthew Turner seems to have spent much of his active life in Liverpool. Most of the meagre information we have about him comes from a long note, by Thomas Cooper Cooper, Thomas , in the 1805 edition of Joseph Priestley...
...T—R, J—h J—h T—r are the initials of a putative atheistic and mortalistic figure, active in Dublin in 1728–9. Our information on him comes from Wetenhall Wilkes, a clergyman based in the North of Ireland, whose Essay on the Existence of God...
...Hammon, William William Hammon was one of the two putative writers of the first English work of open, avowed atheism, An Answer to Dr. Priestley’s Letters to a Philosophical Unbeliever (1782). Initially, he was taken to be the book’s sole...