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...Sirmond, Jean Sirmond, Jacques Molière (né Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) Richelieu, Armand Jean Du Plessis, cardinal de Somaize, Antoine Baudeau, sieur de Jean Sirmond was the nephew of the famous Jacques Sirmond , and the brother of the Jesuit...
...Somaize, Antoine Baudeau, sieur de Amsterdam Courcelles, Étienne de Grotius Languedoc Leiden Rome Royal Society of London Saint-Ambroix Samuel Sorbière was born in Saint-Ambroix in Languedoc in 1615. He was the nephew of a well-known...
...Neville, Henry Henry Neville was the second son of Henry Neville of Billingbear, Berkshire. His marriage to Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Richard Staverton of Heathley Hall, was arranged before he went up to Oxford. He was educated...
...Brady, Robert Robert Brady was born in Denver, Norfolk and died in Cambridge on 19 August 1700. He was educated at Caius College, Cambridge, where he gained a BM in 1653 and received a DM in 1660 on Charles II’s recommendation. By royal...
...Roger Sherman was the only founder to help draft and sign the Declaration and Resolves (1774), the Articles of Association (1774), the Declaration of Independence (1776), the Articles of Confederation (1777–8), the Constitution (1787...
...James Warren was an ardent patriot during the American Revolution and a stalwart Winslow, Penelope Warren, Richard Warren, Mercy Otis Warren, James, Sr. Otis, James, Sr. Otis, James, Jr. Gerry, Mercy Gerry, Elbridge Allyne, Mary Adams, John...
...Thomas McKean was a key Patriot leader in Revolutionary Delaware and Pennsylvania. An early advocate of independence from Britain, his political expertise was well used during the Revolution and early Republic. His importance...
...Towers, Joseph Joseph Towers was born at Southwark, London on 31 March 1737 and died in London on 20 May 1799. The son of a second-hand bookseller, he started his working life as an errand boy and was subsequently apprenticed to Robert...
...Dr James McHenry was in part a product of the American Enlightenment, but made no great contribution to it. He possessed a liberal education from both Irish and American schooling, and spent two years as an apprentice to Dr Benjamin Rush...
...Absalom Baird, Absalom Baird, physician and politician, was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, the son of Lieutenant John Baird and Catherine McLean. As an adolescent he obtained a classical education in Pequea, Lancaster County, under...