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...Davis, Andrew Jackson Spiritualist, author, and editor, Andrew Jackson Davis was born in Blooming Grove in Orange County, New York on 11 August 1826, and grew up in nearby Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie. In his autobiography, The Magic Staff...
...Wesley, JohnHartley, Thomas Thomas Hartley was born in London and died in East Malling, Kent on 10 December 1784. The son of a London bookseller, he was educated at St John’s College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1728 and MA in 1745. In 1744...
...Dee, John John Dee was born in London on 13 July 1527 and died in Mortlake, Surrey in 1608 or 1609. The son of Rowland Dee, a mercer in the employ of Henry VIII, he studied at Chelmsford Grammar School and at St John’s College, Cambridge...
...Reed, Sampson The youngest of eight children, Sampson Reed was born to John and Hannah (Sampson) Reed on 10 June 1800 in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. His father, a Yale graduate and Unitarian, was a pastor of the town's First Church...
...Pordage, John John Pordage was born in London in April 1607 and died there in December 1681. He was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, graduating BA in 1626. He studied medicine at Leiden and later styled himself ‘M.D.’, although...
...Eddy, Mary Baker Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the First Church of Christ Scientist, popularly known as Christian Science, was born on 16 July 1821 in Bow, New Hampshire, and died on 3 December 1910 in Pleasant View, near Concord, New...
...Yeats, William Butler William Butler Yeats (1865–1939) was born in Sandymount Avenue, Dublin on 13 June 1865 and died in Monaco on 28 January 1939. While still an infant he accompanied his mother to London where his father, John Butler...
...Besant, Annie Annie Besant was born in London on 1 October 1847 and died in Adyar, Madras, India on 20 September 1933. She was the second child of William Burton Persse Wood, a physician, and his wife, Emily (Morris). Wood died when Annie...
...Gore-Booth, Eva Eva Selena Gore-Booth was born in Lissadell, Co. Sligo on 22 May 1870 and died in London on 30 June 1926. Through her family – an aristocratic Anglo-Irish family of enlightened landlords – and in response to political...
...Pordage, John Hales, John Sparrow, John John Sparrow was born in Stambourne, Essex on 12 May 1615. The time and circumstances of his death are unknown. In 1633 Sparrow was admitted to the Inner Temple and was subsequently called to the Bar....