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...Mulla ‘Abd Allah Zunuzi Tabrizi Mulla ‘Abd Allah Zunuzi Tabrizi was a famous exponent of the school of Mulla Sadra in nineteenth-century Qajar Iran. He was a student of Mulla ‘Ali Nuri, another famous philosopher of the period. According...
...Reeve, Tapping Tapping Reeve, federalist lawyer and Connecticut State Supreme Court justice, is largely remembered for opening America's first law school, the Litchfield Law School in Connecticut. His case Brom & Bett v. J. Ashley, one...
...Herschel, Frederick William Herschel, Caroline Caroline Herschel was born in Hanover on 16 March 1750 and died there on 9 January 1848. Her father was a musician and her early life was given over to domestic and musical interests. In 1772...
...Boyd, Walter Walter Boyd was probably born 18 November 1753 in the north of Scotland, though the names of his parents are unknown. He died at Plaistow Lodge, near Bromley, Kent, on 16 September 1837. Other than a brother, Archibald...
...McCosh, James Mylne, James James Mylne was born in Kinnaird, Perthshire and died in Glasgow on 21 September 1839. He matriculated at St Andrews in 1775, in the class of the logic professor Robert Watson, notable for his emphasis in lectures...
...Fell, William Fell was born in 1758, probably at Brampton, Cumberland, and died at Shap, Westmoreland in March 1848. He was the younger brother of John Fell, a yeoman of Swindale Head Westmoreland. Fell found employment as a schoolmaster...
...Cobbett, William William Cobbett was born at the ‘Jolly Farmer’ in the village of Farnham, Surrey on 9 March 1763 and died in Botley in Hampshire on 18 June 1835. Cobbett attended a local dame school for a short time, and he also received...

Maclure, William (1763–1840)

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...A scientist and educational reformer, William Maclure was born in Ayr, Scotland, the son of David McClure, a merchant, and Ann Kennedy. Originally named James McClure, he changed his name in early manhood. After receiving a classical...
...Hodson, Septimus Hodson was born in Yorkshire in 1786, and died in London on 12 December 1833. He is perhaps better known as the husband of the writer Margaret Hodson (1778–1852). The couple were married on 16 October 1826 at South Kirby...
...Fearn, John About John Fearn’s life and education not much is known. According to the Dictionary of National Biography, he started devoting himself primarily to philosophy after his retirement from the Royal Navy, but no source is given...