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...Sanderson, Robert Burton, Robert Payne, Robert Robert Payne was born in Abingdon in 1595 or 1596 and died there in early November 1651. The son of a woollen draper who was four times mayor of the town, he was educated at Abingdon Grammar...
...Lilly, William William Lilly was born in Diseworth, Leicestershire on 1 May 1602 and died in Hersham, Surrey on 9 June 1681. Born into a family of humble status, he attended the Grammar School in Ashby-de-la-Zouch from 1613 to 1620, where...
...Bootius, Gerard and Arnold Born in the town of Gorinchem, in 1604 and 1606 respectively, the brothers Gerard and Arnold Boot (also known as De Boot, Boots, Bootius – or ‘Boate’, in an English spelling that corresponds to the Dutch...
...André Graindorge, a Protestant physician, was born in Caen in 1616, and died in 1676. He is remembered for his role in founding the Académie de physique de Caen, one of the earliest examples of a French provincial academy dedicated...
...Schotanus à Sterringa, Johannes Luyts, Johannes Clauberg, Johannes Bruyn, Johannes de Johannes de Bruyn was presumably born in Groningen on 25 August 1620 as the son of Floris Frankozoon de Bruin and his wife Jannetje Heereboord, Adriaan...
...Donckers, Laurentius Laurens (or Laurentius) Donckers was born in ’s Hertogenbosch as the son of Johan Donckers, a local merchant. The latter converted to Calvinism after the city had come under Protestant rule in 1629. Johan Donckers...
...Cuffeler, Abraham Joan Abraham Joan Cuffeler (Kuffeler, Köffler, etc.) was born in 1637 in The Hague as a son of Johan Kuffeler and Margaretha Vromers. Johan Kuffeler was born in Cologne and had settled in The Hague as a captain...
...It is legendary in Massachusetts that the Dudley family was arrogant, haughty, and condescending. Nevertheless, its learning and ability was undeniable. The family founder, Thomas (1577–1649), established his power base in Roxbury...
...Anderson, John John Anderson was born at Roseneath in Dumbartonshire (Scotland) and died on 13 January 1796. He was educated in Stirling and at Glasgow University (MA, 1745). He held professorships at Glasgow in oriental languages (1755–7...
...Banks, Joseph Joseph Banks was born into the landed gentry in London on 13 February 1743 and died at Spring Grove, Isleworth on 19 June 1820. He was educated at Harrow, Eton and then Christ Church, Oxford (1760–63), which he left without...