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...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...
...Robert Morris's contributions to the intellectual culture of the Enlightenment are not as well known as his reputation as the “Financier of the American Revolution.” Practical by nature, Morris was a cosmopolitan with a mind filled...
...Quincy, Josiah, Jr. Josiah Quincy, Jr., of Massachusetts would be known posthumously as “the patriot” to distinguish him from his father and son of the same name. His merchant father became a presence in Boston as well as in Braintree...
...As an Brackenridge, Hugh Henry educator, author, jurist, and politician, Hugh Henry Brackenridge attempted through his sometimes satirical writings to educate and influence the public about America's virtues, while at the same time warning...
...Carpenter, Edward Edward Carpenter was born in Brighton on 29 August 1844 and died in Guildford on 29 June 1929. Educated in Brighton and then at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, he became a Clerical Fellow of that college and was ordained in 1870....
...Hobbes, Thomas Preston, Thomas Thomas Preston was born in Shropshire and died in the Clink prison, London. Roland (later Thomas) Preston emigrated to Rheims and in 1586 to Rome, where he joined the English College. He was ordained priest...
...There is very little information about Laurent Melliet who was, without doubt, originally from the Bresse area. He was born in the second half of the sixteenth century and died in the first half of the seventeenth century. He signed his...
...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...
...Taylor, Nathaniel William Nathaniel William Taylor was born on 23 June 1786 in New Milford, Connecticut, the youngest of Ann and Nathaniel Taylor's three children (that lived to adulthood). His forebears had been residents of New England...