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Cosgrove, Denis Edmund (1948–2008), geographer, was born on 3 May 1948 at 16 Kenilworth Road, Liverpool, the second of the six children of Peter Cyril Cosgrove (1910–1980), bank clerk, later bank manager, and his wife, Gwendoline Brenda, née Mackrill (b. 1922). He was raised in a lower middle-class, devoutly Catholic, household, his father being of Irish descent. He was educated at ...

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Grove [née Clark], Jean Mary (1927–2001), geographer, was born on 10 March 1927 at 175 Waldegrave Road, Teddington, Middlesex, the elder daughter of Leslie Marshall Clark and his wife, Mary, née Johnson. Mary Clark was a very important influence on both her daughters, ...

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Lily, George (d. 1559), Roman Catholic ecclesiastic and cosmographer, was born in London, the eldest son of William Lily (1468?–1522/3) and his wife, Agnes. Probably privately educated by his father, a scholar and teacher, Lily may have become a commoner of Magdalen College, Oxford...

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Sibbald, Sir Robert (1641–1722), physician and geographer, was born on 15 April 1641 in Blackfriars Wynd off Edinburgh's High Street, the fifth child and third son of David Sibbald (1589–1660), of Rankeillour, Fife, keeper of the great seal of Scotland, and his wife, ...

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Sir Robert Sibbald (1641–1722) by John Alexander, 1721 Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

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Willes, Richard (1546–1579?), poet and geographer, was born on 5 January 1546, one of several sons of a yeoman, possibly Catholic, family of Pulham, Dorset. In 1558 he went to Winchester College, where he was taught by Christopher Johnson, and to New College, Oxford...