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See Angelo, Domenico [formerly Angiolo Domenico Maria Tremamondo]

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Barron, William (1835–1913), mariner and autobiographer, was born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, on 27 April 1835, the son of William Stephenson Barron (1797–1855), mariner. After three years at the Hull Trinity House Navigation School he was apprenticed on 27 March 1849, aboard the whaleship ...

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See Metcalfe, Sir Thomas Theophilus, fourth baronet

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Beaumont, Agnes (bap. 1652, d. 1720), religious autobiographer, was born in Edworth, Bedfordshire, where she was baptized Ann on 1 September 1652, the youngest of seven children (of whom three died in infancy) of John Beaumont, yeoman farmer of Edworth, and his wife, ...

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See Mills, Sir John Lewis Ernest Watts

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Karen Christenze Blixen [Isak Dinesen] (1885–1962) by unknown photographer The Royal Library, Copenhagen

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Blixen [née Dinesen], Karen Christenze [pseud. Isak Dinesen] (1885–1962), autobiographer and short-story writer, was born on 17 April 1885 in Rungstedlund, near Copenhagen, Denmark, the second of five children of Wilhelm Adolph Dinesen (1845–1895) and his wife, Ingeborg Westenholz (1856–1940). Thomas...

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Boruwlaski, Joseph [formerly Józef Boruslawski], styled Count Boruwlaski (1739–1837), travelling performer and memoirist, was born in November 1739 near Halicz, Galicia, Poland, the third son of a lower gentry family. The principal source for his life is his own memoirs, published in several editions between 1788 and 1820. When he was nine his father died, leaving a widow with five sons and one daughter. Three sons were very tall, but three children suffered from achondroplasia, an inherited condition in which the cartilage in the bones fails to grow. ...

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Bramston, Sir John, the younger (1611–1700), politician and autobiographer, was born in the family home in Whitechapel, London, and was baptized on 11 September 1611, eldest son and fourth of nine children of Sir John Bramston (1577–1654), chief justice of king's bench, and his first wife, ...

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Brasbridge, Joseph (1744–1832), autobiographer, was born on 17 March 1744 in Buckinghamshire, the son of 'an inland farmer' (Brasbridge, 1st edn, 2), Rowland Brasbridge, and his wife, Mary; he was baptized at St Mary's, Aylesbury, on 28 March 1744. Having moved to ...