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Burley, Walter (b. 1274/5, d. in or after 1344), philosopher and commentator on Aristotle, was born (on the evidence of a note in one of his own works which records his age as sixty-two in 1337) in 1274 or 1275, possibly either at ...

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Conches, William de (c. 1085–c. 1154), grammarian and commentator on classical texts, derived from Conches in south-east Normandy. The most important source for his life is the Metalogicon of John of Salisbury, who studied under William between 1138 and 1141. John says that ...

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Edward Rowe Mores (1730–1778) by J. Mynde (after Richard van Bleeck) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mores, Edward Rowe (1730–1778), antiquary and historian of printing, was born on 13 January 1730 in Tunstall, Kent, the son of the Revd Edward Mores (d. 1740), rector of Tunstall, and Sarah Windsor, of London. He was a descendant of two lord mayors of ...

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Palmer, Samuel (bap. 1692, d. 1732), printer and historian of printing, was baptized on 31 August 1692 at St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, the second and only surviving son of John Palmer (d. 1697), perfumer, and his wife, Dorothy, née Provost (d. 1694)...