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Crèvecoeur, J. Hector St John de (1735–1813), writer on America and farmer, was born on 31 January 1735 in Caen, Normandy, and baptized Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur. The son of Guillaume-Augustin Jean de Crèvecoeur, a substantial landowner and member of the provincial nobility, and ...

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J. Hector St John de Crèvecoeur (1735–1813) by L. Massard, after 1786 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Paget, John (1808–1892), agriculturist and writer on Hungary, was born on 18 April 1808 at Loughborough, Leicestershire, the eldest of the three children of John Paget (1773–1833), manufacturer, and his wife, Anne (1789–1811), daughter of John Hunt, surgeon. His father, a pillar of the ...