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...Drennan, William Drennan, Thomas Thomas Drennan was born in Belfast on 25 December 1696 and died there on 14 February 1768. In the session 1714–15 he entered Glasgow University in the penultimate year of study and was taught by Gershom...
...Lilienthal, Michael Lilienfeld, Jacob Heinrich von Lenz, Jakob Michael Reinhold Kant, Immanuel Jacob Heinrich von Lilienfeld was born in Livland and educated in the imperial corp of cadets in St Petersburg. He served at the court there,...
...Mayhew, Jonathan Manning, James Jonathan Mayhew was born on 8 October 1720 in Chilmark, Massachusetts, the son of Experience Mayhew, missionary to the Indians of Martha's Vineyard. He attended Harvard College on scholarship from 1740...
...Isaac Backus, Isaac Backus was a Baptist elder, historian, polemicist, and organizer. His indefatigable efforts in behalf of religious liberty and separation of church and state earned him the designation “The Agent of Liberty.” He employed...
...Nathaniel Appleton, Nathaniel Appleton, a chandler and public servant, was born in Boston, and graduated from Harvard College in 1749. Active in the Revolution and Boston politics throughout his life, his 1767 abolitionist pamphlet...
...Wenzel, Gottfried Immanuel Wekhrlin, Wilhelm Ludwig Voltaire, François Marie Wilhelm Ludwig Wekhrlin was born in Bothnang close to Stuttgart in 1739 and died in Ansbach in 1792. He was a member of the famous family of Weckherlina, which had...
...Joachim Heinrich Campe was born in Deensen, a village near Holzminden/Weser in the principality of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, on 29 June 1746 and died in Braunschweig on 22 October 1818. His father Burchard Hilmar Campe (1695–1760), who...
...Drennan, William Drennan, Thomas William Drennan was born in Belfast on 23 May 1754 and died there on 5 February 1820. He was the son of the Revd Thomas Drennan , a non-subscribing Presbyterian minister and friend of Francis Hutcheson , who...
...Johann Georg Adam Forster was born in 1754 in Hochzeit Nassenhuben, near Danzig (Gdansk) in Poland, where his father, Johann Reinhold Forster , was a Calvinist minister with a passion for natural sciences, geography, history and languages...
...John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, was a statesman, diplomat, and scholar, whose ideas about politics were culled from the rich intellectual milieu of the American Enlightenment. Adams's published writings spanned...