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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) by Peter Vandyke, 1795 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher, was born on 21 October 1772 at Ottery St Mary, Devon, and baptized there on 30 December, the youngest of ten children born to John Coleridge (bap. 1719, d. 1781), vicar of the town and master of the grammar school, and his second wife, ...

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Hicks, George Dawes (1862–1941), philosopher, was born at Column House, Shrewsbury, on 14 September 1862, the eldest of the six children of Christopher Hicks (d. 1888), solicitor, and his wife, Victoria, daughter of John Samuel Dawes, of Smethwick Hall, near Birmingham. In 1866 the family left ...

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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, third Earl Russell (1872–1970) by Ida Kar, 1953 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Russell, Bertrand Arthur William, third Earl Russell (1872–1970), philosopher, journalist, and political campaigner, was born on 18 May 1872 at Ravenscroft, Trelleck, Monmouthshire, the youngest among the three children of John Russell, Viscount Amberley (1842–1876) (the eldest son of the first Earl Russell...

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Solly, Thomas (1816–1875), philosopher, was born on 31 January 1816 in Walthamstow, Essex, the eldest son of Thomas Solly of Blackheath, Kent, and his wife, Anne, sister of Benjamin Travers (1783–1858), an eminent surgeon. He was cousin to Henry Solly, Unitarian social reformer, to the surgeon ...