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...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...
...Rees, Abraham Abraham Rees was born at Llanbrynmair, Monmouthshire, the son of an independent minister. He died at Finsbury, London on 9 June 1825. He was educated at Coward’s Academy in Wellclose Square under David Jennings from 1759...
...Gillies, John John Gillies was born in Brechin in Forfarshire on 18 January 1747 and died in London on 15 February 1836. He went to school in Brechin and later attended Glasgow University, studying classics. He proved to be an able student...
...Valpy, Richard Richard Valpy was born into a prosperous Jersey family on 7 December 1754 and died in London on 28 March 1836. He studied at Valogues in Normandy until he was fifteen, followed by schools in Southampton and Guildford before...
...Smith, Samuel Stanhope x, Smith, John Blair John Blair Smith was an early President of Hampden-Sydney College and Union College. He was born on 12 June 1756 in Pequea in Lancaster Counter, Pennsylvania. His father was a minister who...
...Evans, Thomas Nothing is known of the early life of Thomas Evans. He first rose to prominence as a very active member of the radical London Corresponding Society in the mid-1790s, and for nearly thirty years he was a leading advocate...
...Forsyth, Robert Robert Forsyth was born at Biggar, Lanarkshire on 18 January 1766 and died, probably at his property at Redhouse, Perthshire, on 30 September 1845. He entered Glasgow University in 1780 and afterwards studied chemistry...
...Bollman, Justus Erick Bollman was born in Hoya in the German state of Hanover some time in 1769, and died in Jamaica on 9 December 1821. After studying medicine at the University of Göttingen, he moved to Paris and established a medical...
...David Hosack, physician, was born in New York City. A merchant's son, he obtained a knowledge of Greek and Latin at classical academies in New Jersey. He entered Columbia College in 1786, left it in early 1788, and briefly studied medicine...
...Monypenny, David Monypenny was born at Pitmilly, Fife some time in 1769, and died either at Pitmilly or in Edinburgh some time in 1750. His father was a distinguished army officer who participated in the capture of Quebec in 1759; his...