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Baro [Baron], Peter (1534–1599), Reformed minister and religious controversialist, was born at Étampes (Seine-et-Oise), France, the son of Étienne Baron and his wife, Philippe Petit; in his autobiographical notes Peter says he was one of many children, first mentioning brothers Jean...

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Bodley, John (c. 1520–1591), religious radical and publisher, was born in St Stephen's parish, Exeter, the son of the merchant John Bodley (d. 1527), of Exeter, and Alice Gale (d. 1558), of Dartmouth. About 1543 he married Joan (d. 1586)...

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Erskine, John, of Dun (1509–1590), landowner and religious activist, was born in the House of Dun, between Montrose and Brechin, the elder son of John Erskine of Dun (d. 1513), and of Margaret Ruthven (d. 1548), widow of Alexander Stewart, first earl of Buchan...

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Ochino, Bernardino (c. 1487–1564/5), Capuchin friar and evangelical reformer, was, according to his later writings, born in Siena about 1487, the son of a barber, Domenico Tommasini. He is said to have taken his name from the district of Oca ('the goose...