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Aconcio, Jacopo [Jacobus Acontius] (c. 1520–1566/7?), theologian and military engineer, was perhaps born at Ossana, in the Val di Sole, not far from Trento in Italy, the son of Gerolamo Aconcio and his wife, Oliana. After studying law Aconcio was admitted to the ...

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Burn, Andrew (1742–1814), marine officer and religious writer, was born in Dundee on 8 September 1742, the son of George John Burn and Christian Donie. When business failure induced his father to become a naval purser the sixteen-year-old Andrew accompanied him as an assistant clerk on active service in the ...

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Chisenhale [Chisnall], Edward (bap. 1619, d. 1654), soldier and religious controversialist, was baptized on 20 January 1619 in the parish of Standish, Lancashire, the eldest son of Edward Chisnall (d. 1635) of Chisnall in the same county, and his wife, Margaret (...

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Dell, Jonas (d. 1665?), soldier and religious writer, may have fought in the parliamentarian army in the civil war. Nothing is known about his origins or early life, but in 1658 he attacked a corrupt establishment thus: 'I did not think at Marston Moor...

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Gates, Geoffrey (fl. 1566–1580), soldier and polemicist, was the eldest son and heir of Geoffrey Gates; his mother was a Pascall of Essex. His uncle was the Essex gentleman Sir John Gates (1504–1553), captain of the guard of Edward VI and chancellor of the ...

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Greville, Robert, second Baron Brooke of Beauchamps Court (1607–1643), parliamentarian army officer and religious writer, was born in May 1607, the son of Fulke Greville (1575–1632) of Thorpe Latimer, Lincolnshire, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Christopher Copley of Wadsworth, Yorkshire. Mary's first husband was another ...

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Lurting, Thomas (1628x32–1713), sailor and religious writer, was pressed into the navy in 1646 at the age of about fourteen according to his later account. After fighting in Ireland for two years he served in the Dutch and Spanish wars. In time he rose in his profession until he became boatswain's mate in the frigate ...

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Owen, Lewis (1571/2–1633?), religious controversialist and spy, born in Merioneth, was probably the eldest son of Gruffydd Owen, the fourth son of Lewis Owen (1522?–1555) of Caernarfon, a baron of the exchequer. On 4 December 1590 he matriculated from Christ Church, Oxford, at the age of eighteen, but later left the university without graduating. ...