1620 – William Brouncker was born. 1647 – Brouncker obtained a PhD at the University of Oxford. – He was one of the founders and the first President of the Royal Society. 1662 – He became Chancellor to Queen Catherine, then chief of the Saint Catherine hospital. – His mathematical work ..
1810 – Ebenezer Cobham Brewer was born. 1836 – He attended the University of Cambridge, graduating in Law. – He was ordained and then returned to Norwich to work at his father’s school. 1838 – While there he compiled his first major work, A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar, first ..
1545 – Born on the 2nd of March at Exeter, England in the second last year of the reign of Henry VIII. His father, John Bodley, was a Protestant merchant who went to live abroad rather than stay in England under the Catholic regime of Mary. – He attended lectures given by John Calvin ..
480? AD – Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius was born in or near Rome, Italy. Roman scholar, Christian philosopher, and statesman, author of the celebrated De consolatione philosophiae (Consolation of Philosophy), a largely Neoplatonic work in which the pursuit of wisdom and the love of God are described as the true sources of human happiness. ..
Argentine movie director and screenwriter directed movies "Momentos" 1981, "Senora de Nadie" 1982, "Miss Mary" 1987, "I, the Worst of All" 1990, "We Don't Want to Talk About It&..
1909 – Born on the 9th of June in Riga, Latvia. British-Russian-Latvian-born author, philosopher, political scientist, and scholar. – Educated at St Paul’s School, London, a private school. – He was the first Jew to be elected to a prize fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford. 1921 – Immigrated to Britain. ..
1662 – Born on the 27th of January in Oulton near Wakefield, Yorkshire. 1676 – From the grammar school of Wakefield Richard Bentley passed to St John’s College, Cambridge. 1680 – Obtained a scholarship and took the degree of B.A. 1690 – Bentley had taken deacon’s orders. 1692 – He was nominated first Boyle lecturer, ..
1687 – Born on the 24th of June in Württemberg, Germany. 1693 – He was educated by a friend, who became a master in the gymnasium at Stuttgart. 1703 – He left Stuttgart and entered the university as student at the Tübinger Stift. – Selected to prepare materials for a treatise De Spinosismo. ..
1858 – Born on the 6th of April in Providence, Rhode Island. 1878 – Bennett graduated from Brown University. 1879-1881 – He taught in secondary schools in Florida, New York. 1885-1889 – Also taught shcools in Nebraska. 1881-1882 – He studied at Harvard. 1889 – Became professor of Latin in the University of Wisconsin. 1891 ..
1805 – Born on October 23rd in Providence, Rhode Island. American bibliographer, librarian, politician, and scholar. – As secretary of the state of Rhode Island he rearranged and classified the state records and prepared bibliographies and compilations on state history. 1848 – Made his greatest contribution to linguistics with his pioneer work, Dictionary ..