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...Dawson, John John Dawson was born near Sedbergh in Yorkshire and died at Sedbergh on 19 September 1820. He was the author of an anonymously published tract entitled The Doctrine of Philosophical Necessity briefly invalidated (1781)....
...Allen, John John Allen was born near Edinburgh on 3 February 1771 and died in London on 10 April 1843. In 1792 he took a degree in medicine at Edinburgh University under Professor James Gregory Gregory, James . Five years later, he applied...
...Lyall, Alfred Alfred Lyall died in 1865 and was buried at Harbledown. The fifth and youngest son of John of Findon Sussex, he was educated at Eton, where he was a contemporary of Shelley Shelley, Percy Bysshe , and matriculated at Trinity...
...Jean-Baptiste de La Grange was born in Paris circa 1641 and joined the Oratory there on 24 September 1660. He taught philosophy at Montbrison and at Le Mans and theology at Troyes. He left the Oratory in 1680 to become curé of Chartres...
...Wadsworth, Thomas Thomas Wadsworth was born in Southwark, London on 15 December 1630 and died there on 29 October 1676. He was educated at Christ’s College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1650–51, and was elected a Fellow in 1652. In 1654...
...Jacchaeus, Gilbertus Born in Aberdeen, Gilbert Jack (also known as Jacchey) lost his father as a child. His guardian reportedly let him study at St Andrews. From there he went to Helmstedt and Herborn in Germany, and then to the Leiden...
...Stuart, David A son of Adam Steuart Steuart, Adam and Marie Lemercier, David Stuart matriculated as a student of theology at the University of Leiden on 5 May 1645. He soon focused on philosophy, graduating in the subject on 2 October 1646,...
...Wassenaer, Petrus van Petrus van Wassenaer is known only for the part he played in the dispute between Descartes and Henricus Regius Regius, Henricus . Biographical data on him are scant. His father was Gerard van Wassenaer, a Utrecht...

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...M., J. The author of The Atheist Silenced or the Existence of a Deity demonstrated (1672) is given on the title-page as ‘J.M. Master of Arts’. The work is a geometrical demonstration of the existence of God and is effectively an exposition...
...Locke, JohnFancourt, Samuel Samuel Fancourt was born in the West Country and died in London on 8 June 1768. He was a minister and tutor at Salisbury from 1718 to 1730. After leaving Salisbury, in consequence of a controversy on free...