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...Luillier, François François Luillier was born in Paris in 1600 and died in Pisa in 1652. He belonged to an old Parisian family and little is known of his education. He was of a weak constitution. He was first a counsellor at the Parliament...
...Ismaël Boulliau was born in Loudun in the Poitou on 28 September 1605, and died in Paris on 25 November 1694. An early Copernican, Keplerian and defender of Galileo, Boulliau was the most noted astronomer of his generation, a pivotal figure...
...Rooke, Laurence Laurence Rooke was born in Deptford on 13 March 1622 and died in London on 27 June 1662. The eldest son of George Rooke of Monkshorton, Kent, he entered Eton College in 1639, and in June of the following year was admitted...
...Thomas Brattle, Brattle, Thomas astronomer and architect, was born and died in Boston, Massachusetts, the oldest son in one of Boston's most wealthy families. A student at Harvard College during a period of disarray and mismanagement...
...Benjamin West was born at Rehoboth, Massachusetts, in March 1730 and died in Providence, Rhode Island, on August 26, 1813. A self-described “Philomath,” West's contributions to the American Enlightenment lie chiefly in his role...
...Picard, Jean Richer, Jean Many of the details of Jean Richer’s life have never been established. He was born in around 1630 and died in Paris in around 1696, but his birthplace and exact dates of birth and death remain unclear, as do his...
...Peter Kolb was born in Dörflas (Marktredwitz) on 10 October 1675 and died in Neustadt/Aisch on 31 December 1726. After receiving his primary education at schools in Marktredwitz and Wundsiedel, in 1694 he enrolled at the St Lorenz Gymnasium...
...Ferguson, James James Ferguson was born near Rothiemay, Banffshire (Scotland), and died in London. An astronomer and sometime portrait painter, he came from a humble background but was lucky enough to secure a number of patrons; George III...
...James Bowdoin, Bowdoin, James II scion of a rich Boston merchant of Huguenot origins, is much better remembered as a Patriot of the American Revolution than as a capable scientist and patron of the arts. After a classical grammar school...
...Oliver, Peter Oliver, Daniel Hutchinson, Governor Thomas Eliot, Jared Essays upon Field-Husbandry in New England Clark, Mary Belcher, Jonathan Belcher, Elizabeth A notable jurist and scientist by training, Andrew Oliver's life spanned...