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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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.   ..

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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. ..

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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 ..

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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, ..

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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. ..

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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 ..

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