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Buckminster [Buckmaster], Thomas (1531/2–1599), Church of England clergyman and almanac writer, was vicar of Twickenham from 1562 to 1563, then rector at All Hallows-the-Great, London, 1564–72, and rector at St Mary Woolnoth from 1572 until his death. He is sometimes supposed to have been a relative of ...

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Hopton, Arthur (c. 1580–1614), mathematician and almanac maker, can probably be identified as the fourth son of Richard Hopton of Hopton, Shropshire, gentleman, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Thomas Walker (also known as Leigh) of Stretton in the same county. He was educated at ...

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Jinner, Sarah (fl. 1658–1664), compiler of almanacs and medical practitioner, has left no trace of her family or background and is known only through the pioneering series of almanacs she published from 1658 to 1664, aimed mainly at women. Her woodcut portrait depicts an elegantly dressed figure, and her style indicates that she was well educated and aiming at a respectable audience. The almanacs are distinctive for their spirited assertion of women's abilities, their frank treatment of female medical problems, and their combative observations on contemporary politics. Acknowledging in her first edition that readers 'may wonder to see one of our Sex in print, especially in the Celestial Sciences' (...

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See Edwards, John [pseud. Siôn y Potiau]

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Peat, Thomas (1707/8–1780), lecturer on science and almanac editor, was born at Ashleyhay, near Wirksworth, Derbyshire, the son of a farmer. He soon showed an inclination for learning, which his father tried to repress. A brother, a joiner in Nottingham, to whom he became apprenticed, gave him no more encouragement. However, ...

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Season, Henry (1693–1775), almanac writer and medical practitioner, was born on 23 January 1693, in the village of Broomham (now Bromham), near Chippenham in Wiltshire. His mother died in childbirth, and he was raised by his maternal grandmother, who also provided his early education. By the age of five he was reading the ...

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Tipper, John (b. before 1680, d. 1713), mathematician and almanac maker, was born at Coventry. In 1699 he was elected master of Bablake Hospital school there at a salary of £20, which he supplemented by teaching mathematics, surveying, dialling, accounting, and music to private pupils. Some boarded with him; others living within ...

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See Wing, Vincent

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Wisden, John (1826–1884), cricketer and almanac editor, was born at Crown Street, Brighton, on 5 September 1826, the son of William Wisden, builder, and his wife, Mary. He was baptized at St Nicholas, Brighton, on 11 October 1826. Little is known of his early life, except that he had a brother, ...

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John Wisden (1826–1884) by William Bromley, c. 1850 Marylebone Cricket Club, London / Bridgeman Art Library