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Dícuil (fl. c. 795–825), scholar and teacher, of Irish descent, went to the continent some time between 795 and 814 as one of an international constellation of Anglo-Saxon, Visigothic, Italian, and Irish scholars attracted to the court of Charlemagne (r. 768–814). The palatine scholars provided impetus and direction to the Carolingian reform of education and learning....

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Fransham, John (bap. 1730, d. 1810), scholar and teacher, was baptized on 19 March 1730 in the parish of St George of Colgate, Norwich, the first of the two children of Thomas Fransham, parish clerk or sexton, and his wife, Isidora Stangroom. The surviving memoirs of ...

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James, William (c. 1634–1663), scholar and schoolmaster, was born at Machen, Monmouthshire, son of Henry James (b. c.1602), rector of Machen, and his wife, Barbara (b. 1604), daughter of William Sutton, rector of Blandford St Mary, Dorset. James attended Blandford School...

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Lupton, Joseph Hirst (1836–1905), scholar and schoolmaster, was born in Wakefield on 15 January 1836. He was second son of Joseph Lupton, headmaster of the Greencoat School at Wakefield, Yorkshire, and his wife, Mary Hirst, a writer of verse, some of which is included in ...

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Bathsua Makin (b. 1600, d. in or after 1675) by William Marshall © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Makin [née Reginald], Bathsua (b. 1600, d. in or after 1675), scholar and teacher, was the elder of two daughters of Henry Reginald (d. 1635), a schoolmaster, and his wife, whose name is unknown; her younger sister Ithamaria was baptized at ...

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Giuseppe Mazzini (1805–1872) by John Andrews, 1852 in a private collection; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Mazzini, Giuseppe (1805–1872), politician, thinker, and teacher, was born in Genoa on 22 June 1805, but spent most of his adult life in England as an impoverished exile. His father, Giacomo, was professor of medicine at Genoa University and married Maria Drago; they also had three daughters. ...

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Rhigyfarch ap Sulien [Ricemarchus] (1056/7–1099), scholar and teacher, was the eldest son of Sulien, sometime bishop of St David's. He was born in 1056 or 1057 (the date is computed from the fact that, according to the Brut y tywysogyon, he was in his forty-third year when he died in 1099). According to the obituary notice in that source, 'he was the most learned of all the race of the Britons and there had not been before him his equal nor after him his like nor in his lifetime his peer' (...