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Benn, John Meriton (1908–1992), educationist and civil servant, was born on 16 July 1908 at 231 Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, the third of the five children of Ernest Benn (1871–1935), leather merchant, and his wife, (Emily) Louise, née Hey (1879–1957). John Benn was educated at ...

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Booth, James (1806–1878), mathematician and educationist, was born on 25 August 1806, the first of the three children of John and Ellen Booth of Lavagh, co. Leitrim. The Booths owned a small property and belonged to the Church of Ireland community of Annaduff parish...

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Richard Carmichael (1779–1849) by Edward Francis Finden (after Sir Frederic William Burton) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Carmichael, Richard (1779–1849), surgeon and educationist, was born in Bishop Street, Dublin, on 6 February 1779, the fourth son of Hugh Carmichael, solicitor, who was closely related to the Scottish family of the earls of Hyndford, and his wife, Sarah (née Rogers)...

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Dill, Sir Samuel (1844–1924), classical scholar and educationist, was born on 26 March 1844 at Hillsborough, co. Down, the eldest son of the Revd Samuel Marcus Dill (d. 1870), DD, Presbyterian minister of Hillsborough, later professor of systematic theology and first president of ...

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Elrington, Charles Richard (1787–1850), Church of Ireland clergyman and educationist, was born in Molesworth Street, Dublin, on 25 March 1787, the elder of the two sons of Thomas Elrington (1760–1835), bishop of Leighlin and Ferns, and Charlotte, the daughter of Plunket Preston, rector of ...

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Feinaigle, Gregor von [formerly Gregor Feinoegl] (1760–1819), mnemonist and educator, was born at Ueberlingen in Swabia, southern Germany, on 22 August 1760, the son of Maria Magdalena Feinoegl. His father's name is not known. He joined the Cistercian abbey of Salem and was professed in 1780 and ordained priest in 1785, but the monastery was dissolved following the Napoleonic wars. From 1803 to 1806 he and his brother ...

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Foster, Vere Henry Louis (1819–1900), philanthropist and educationist, was born in Copenhagen on 26 April 1819, the third son of Sir Augustus John Foster, first baronet (1780–1848), then British minister to Denmark, and his wife, Albinia Jane (d. 1867), daughter of George Vere Hobart...

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Graves, Alfred Perceval (1846–1931), poet and educationist, was born on 22 July 1846 at 12 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, second of the eight children of Charles Graves (1812–1899), bishop of Limerick from 1866, and his wife, Selina, eldest daughter of John Cheyne (1777–1836), physician-general to the forces in ...