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Greene, Nathanael (1742–86)

Steven E. Siry

Baldwin-Wallace College Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...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...
...Savile, George, Marquis of Halifax George Savile was born in Thornhill, Yorkshire on 11 November 1633 and died in London on 5 April 1695. He was educated at home in a prominent, wealthy, well-connected Royalist family, at Shrewsbury School...

Hutchinson, Thomas (1711–80)

John P. Barrington

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...Thomas Hutchinson was one of the most controversial political leaders in British America during the years leading up to Otis, James, Sr. Otis, James, Jr. Oliver, Andrew the American Revolution. He drew on the political thought...

Rodney, Caesar (1728–84)

Sean Morton

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...Caesar Rodney was born near Dover, in Kent County, Delaware, on October 7, 1728. Community leader and statesman, Rodney served in many public capacities. He was a militia officer in both the Seven Years’ War and the War for American...

Stockton, Richard (1730–81)

Kerry Walters

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...Attorney, delegate to the Continental Congress, and signer of the Declaration of Independence, Richard Stockton was born into a wealthy Quaker family in Princeton, New Jersey. He attended the College of New Jersey and was a member...