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...Philippe de Béthune, the brother of the great Sully , was born in 1561 and died in 1649. He was the ambassador of Henri IV and of Louis XIII in Rome and his Conseiller d’Estat was intended as a manual of political administration....
...Weston, Edward Edward Weston was born in London and probably died in Bruges. Weston’s father was a lawyer and his maternal grandfather was a prominent Catholic who was executed for treason by the Protestant authorities in 1571. Edward...
...Lawson, George George Lawson was born in Yorkshire, probably in the tiny village of Langliffe in May 1598. He died in July 1678 and is buried in More church. In 1615 he entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge as a sizar, suggesting that his...
...Enden, Franciscus van den Franciscus van den Enden was born in Antwerp on 9 February 1602. His parents, Joannes van den Enden and Barbara Janssens, although mere weavers by profession, were able to send him to an Augustinian school. He...
...Court, Pieter de la Pieter de la Court was born in Leiden, University of Leiden into a family of Flemish descent. His father and mother had immigrated to the north from Ypres in the Southern Netherlands. From exercising the simple...
...Wren, Matthew (1629–72) Wren, Christopher Matthew Wren was born on 20 August 1629 in Cambridge and died there on 14 June 1672. He was buried with his father at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge. The eldest son of Matthew Wren, Master of Peterhouse...
...Eachard, John John Eachard was born about 1636. He died on 7 July 1697 and was buried in his College chapel. Eachard was from a well-known Suffolk family and entered St Catherine’s Hall, Cambridge in 1653. He graduated BA in 1656...
...Sheridan, Thomas Thomas Sheridan was born in St John’s, near Trim, Co. Meath in 1646 and died on 17 March 1712 in Saint Germain-en-Laye, France. He was the son of a Protestant clergyman, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he...
...Locke, JohnHollis, Thomas Thomas Hollis was born in London on 14 April 1720 and died in Dorset on 1 January 1774. He attended schools in Newport, Shropshire, and St Albans. In 1732 he spent a year in Amsterdam learning French and German....
...Furneaux, Philip Philip Furneaux was born at Totnes, Devon in December 1726 and died on 27 November 1783. He was educated at the local grammar school (along with Benjamin Kennicott), and subsequently at David Jennings’ academy at Wellclose...