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...Kluit, Adriaan Adriaan Kluit was born in Dordrecht on 9 February 1735, the son of a chemist; little is known about his youth. He enrolled at Utrecht, University of Utrecht University, where he was deeply influenced by the Orangist professor...
...Nathanael Greene, an important continental army general during the American War for Independence, was an example of how the liberalizing aspects of the Enlightenment influenced the educated revolutionary mind. On July 27, 1742, he was born...
...Oastler, Richard Richard Oastler was born in Leeds on 20 December 1789 and died in Harrogate, Yorkshire on 22 August 1861. After early training as an architect, Oastler succeeded his father as steward of the Fixby Hall estate in his native...
...Wakefield, Edward Gibbon Edward Gibbon Wakefield was born in London on 20 March 1796 and died in Wellington, New Zealand on 16 May 1862. He was admitted to Gray’s Inn in 1813, but pursued a career in the diplomatic service. While serving...
...Salisbury, Marquis of, Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil was born at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, the family seat, on 3 February 1830 and died there on 22 August 1903. The second surviving son...
...Shaftesbury, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, 1st Earl of Locke, John Anthony Ashley Cooper was born at Wimbourne St Giles in Dorset on 22 July 1621. He died, apart from his family, in Amsterdam on 21 January 1683; a few weeks later his body...
...Sibthorp, Robert Robert Sibthorp was born in Northamptonshire and died in Burton Latimer, also in Northamptonshire, in April 1662. He took the degrees of BD and DD at Lincoln College, Oxford in 1624. Sibthorp was a cleric who married...
...Claude Joly was born in Paris in 1607 and died there in 1700. He became the canon of Notre-Dame de Paris in 1631. As an opponent of Mazarin , he conferred on the members of Parliament, as agents for the people’s rights, the right to limit...
...Among the wealthiest merchants in late colonial America, Henry Laurens entered the Revolutionary era with a deep attachment to the British Empire. As he turned toward the Revolutionary movement, his moderation and socioeconomic position...
...Charles Thomson was the first and only secretary of the Continental Congress during its fifteen-year existence (1774–89). Prior to that he was a Pennsylvania revolutionary, and after that, in political retirement, he was a translator...