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...Erasmus of Rotterdam Erasmus was born in Rotterdam on the evening of 27–8 October 1466 and died in Basle during the night of 11–12 July 1536. His name is Greek and means ‘desired’. In 1496 he himself added Desiderius, the Latin equivalent...
...Colet, John John Colet was born in London and died on 16 September 1519, probably in Sheen, Surrey, where he had built a house in 1514. He was the son of Henry Colet, a member of the Mercers’ Company who later became the Mayor of London...
...Clay mond, John John Claymond was born in Frampton, Lincolnshire and died in Oxford on the third Sunday of Advent in December 1536. He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford from 1484, receiving his MA there in 1507 and his doctorate...
...More, Thomas More was born in London on 7 February 1478, and executed on Tower Hill in the same city on 6 July 1535. He was the sole surviving son of Sir John More, barrister and later judge, by his first wife Agnes, née Graunger. While...
...Pole, Reginald Reginald Pole died in London on 17 November 1558. He was a cousin of King Henry VIII. Partly educated at Christ Church, Canterbury and Oxford (Magdalen and Corpus Christi Colleges), he was also taught by the humanists...
...Buchanan, George George Buchanan was born near Killearn, west of Stirling, around 1 February 1506 and died Erasmus of Rotterdam in Edinburgh on 28 September 1582. He was the fifth son of an impoverished landed family. Nothing is known...
...Clement, John Cheke, John Caius, John John Caius was born in Norwich on 6 October 1510 and died in London on 29 July 1573. The son of Robert and Alice Keys or Kays, he went up to Gonville Hall, Cambridge in 1529, graduating BA in 1533...
...Smith, Thomas Smith was born at Saffron Walden, Essex on 23 December 1513, and died at Theydon Mount, Essex on 12 August 1577. His father was a prosperous landowner who later served as sheriff of Essex and of Hertfordshire. Smith...
...Cheke, John Erasmus of Rotterdam John Cheke was born in Cambridge on 16 June 1514 and died in London on 13 September 1557. His father was bedell of divinity at the University of Cambridge, charged with (among other tasks) the scheduling...
...Grimald, Nicholas Nicholas Grimald was born of yeoman stock at Leighton-Bromswold, Huntingdonshire in 1519 or 1520 and benefited from a thorough classical education at the local free school. He progressed in 1536 to Christ’s College...