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Busia, Kofi Abrefa (1913–1978), sociologist and politician, was born on 14 April or 11 July 1913 (he stated 11 July) at Wenchi, in the Asante region of the Gold Coast. He was the son of Yaw Bosea, a prominent member of the royal ...

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Kidd, Benjamin (1858–1916), sociologist, was born on 9 September 1858 near Bandon, co. Cork, the first of eleven children of Benjamin Kidd (c.1831–1914), constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary, and his wife, Mary Rebecca (1833–1916), daughter of John Dawson, landowner of ...

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Benjamin Kidd (1858–1916) by Elliott & Fry, pubd 1894 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Schreiner, Olive Emilie Albertina (1855–1920), author and social theorist, was born on 24 March 1855 at Wittebergen Wesleyan mission station, on the border of Basutoland, Cape Colony, the ninth of the twelve children of Rebecca Lyndall (1818–1903) of London and her husband, Gottlob Schreiner (1814–1876)...

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Spencer, Herbert (1820–1903), philosopher, social theorist, and sociologist, was born at 12 Exeter Road, Derby, on 27 April 1820. He was the eldest son of (William) George Spencer (bap. 1790, d. 1866), the proprietor and headmaster of a small private school, and his wife, ...

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Herbert Spencer (1820–1903) by unknown photographer, c. 1898 © National Portrait Gallery, London