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...Fludd, Robert Robert Fludd was born in Bearsted, Kent on 17 January 1574 and died in London on 8 September 1637. He studied at St John’s College, Oxford from 1592, taking a BA in 1596 and an MA in 1598. Among his teachers was the astrologer...
...Helmont, Joan Baptista van Joan Baptista van Helmont was born on 12 January 1579 in Brussels, where he also died on 30 December 1644. He was the youngest of probably seven children of Christian van Helmont and Marie de Stassart. His father...
...Lilly, William William Lilly was born in Diseworth, Leicestershire on 1 May 1602 and died in Hersham, Surrey on 9 June 1681. Born into a family of humble status, he attended the Grammar School in Ashby-de-la-Zouch from 1613 to 1620, where...
...It is legendary in Massachusetts that the Dudley family was arrogant, haughty, and condescending. Nevertheless, its learning and ability was undeniable. The family founder, Thomas (1577–1649), established his power base in Roxbury...
...Lovett, Richard Richard Lovett was born at Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire and died probably at Worcester. He became lay clerk at Worcester Cathedral in 1722, a post he was to hold for the rest of his long life. His interest in natural...

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...Anderson, John John Anderson was born at Roseneath in Dumbartonshire (Scotland) and died on 13 January 1796. He was educated in Stirling and at Glasgow University (MA, 1745). He held professorships at Glasgow in oriental languages (1755–7...
...The natural scientist and philosopher Johann Reinhold Forster was born in Tczew (Dirschau) in West Prussia on 22 October 1729 and died in Halle (Saale) on 9 December 1798. His family came from Scottish immigrants, and his father...
...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...
...Cavendish, Henry The Honourable Henry Cavendish was born on 10 October 1731 at Nice and died on 10 March 1810 at Clapham in London. He came from an aristocratic family related to the Dukes of Devonshire. He attended Peterhouse College...
...Deiman, Jan Rudolph Jan Rudolph Deiman was born in Hagen, Ostfriesland, in the northern part of Germany, on 29 August 1743. He was the son of Albertus Deiman, a solicitor from an Amsterdam family, and Volke Hiddes. Because he was an orphan...