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Acland, Sir Arthur Herbert Dyke, thirteenth baronet (1847–1926), politician and educational reformer, was born at Holnicote, near Porlock, Somerset, on 13 October 1847, the third son of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, eleventh baronet (1809–1898), and his first wife, Mary (d. 1851), daughter of ...

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Acland, Sir Thomas Dyke, eleventh baronet (1809–1898), politician and educational reformer, born at Killerton, Devon, on 25 May 1809, was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland (1787–1871), politician and philanthropist, and his wife, Lydia Elizabeth (d. 1856), only daughter of ...

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Armstrong, Henry Edward (1848–1937), chemist and educational reformer, was born on 6 May 1848 at Caroline Place, Avenue Road, Lewisham, Kent, the eldest son of Richard Armstrong (1827–1884), a commission agent and importer, and his wife, Mary Ann Biddle. He was educated at ...

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Clough, Anne Jemima (1820–1892), college head and promoter of women's education, was born in Liverpool on 20 January 1820, the third child and only daughter of James Butler Clough (1784–1844), cotton merchant, and his wife, Anne (d. 1860), daughter of John Perfect...

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Davies, (Sarah) Emily (1830–1921), suffragist and promoter of higher education for women, was born on 22 April 1830 in Southampton, the fourth child and second daughter of John Davies DD (1795–1861) and his wife, Mary Hopkinson (d. 1886), the daughter of a businessman from ...

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Dixon, George (1820–1898), educational reformer and politician, was born on 21 July 1820 at Gomersal, Yorkshire, the fourth son in the family of five sons and three daughters of Abraham Dixon (d. 1850), merchant and inventor in the woollen textile industry, of ...

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Erasmus, Desiderius (c. 1467–1536), humanist scholar and reformer, was born in Rotterdam during the night of 27–28 October in the late 1460s—a year about 1467 seems plausible. He was illegitimate, a circumstance that doubtless contributed to the uncertainty attending all record of his origins, family name, and early life. The source of much information is the ...

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Fox, William (1736–1826), founder of the Sunday School Society, was born at Clapton, Gloucestershire, on 14 February 1736, the youngest of the eight children of a tenant farmer on the Clapton Manor estate (d. 1738/9) previously identified as J. or James Fox...

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Lumsden, Dame Louisa Innes (1840–1935), promoter of women's education, headmistress, and suffragist, was born on 31 December 1840 in Aberdeen. She was the seventh and youngest child of Clements Lumsden (d. 1853), advocate and writer to the signet, and his wife, Jane (...

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Mair, Dame Sarah Elizabeth Siddons (1846–1941), promoter of women's education and campaigner for women's rights, was born on 23 September 1846 at 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, the youngest of four daughters of Arthur Mair, soldier, and Harriot Murray Siddons, granddaughter of the famous actress ...

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Maule, Henry (1676–1758), Church of Ireland bishop of Meath and educational reformer, was the son of William Maule, comptroller of the customs at Dublin, and Jane, daughter of Roger West. Born perhaps at Arklow, Ireland, and educated at Mr Young's school in Dublin...

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Peacock, George (1791–1858), mathematician and university reformer, was born on 9 April 1791 at Thornton Hall, Denton, near Darlington, co. Durham, one of eight children and the youngest of five sons of Thomas Peacock, perpetual curate and schoolmaster at Denton. He attended Sedbergh School...

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Raikes, Robert (1736–1811), promoter of Sunday schools, was born at Gloucester on 14 September 1736 and baptized on 24 September. He was the eldest of six sons, followed by one daughter, of Robert Raikes (bap. 1690, d. 1757), printer, and his third wife, ...

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Rogers, Annie Mary Anne Henley (1856–1937), promoter of women's higher education, was born on 15 February 1856 at 4 Wellington Place, Oxford, the eldest of six children and only daughter of James Edwin Thorold Rogers (1823–1890), political economist and MP, and his second wife, ...

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Rouse, William Henry Denham (1863–1950), classical scholar and educational reformer, was born on 30 May 1863 at the Baptist mission house, Calcutta, where his father, George Henry Rouse (d. 1909), was serving as Indian secretary of the Baptist Missionary Society. His mother, ...

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Stanley [née Dillon-Lee], Henrietta Maria, Lady Stanley of Alderley (1807–1895), political hostess and campaigner for women's education, was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 21 December 1807, the eldest child of the six sons and five daughters of Henry Augustus Dillon-Lee, thirteenth Viscount Dillon...

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Sturge, Emily (1847–1892), campaigner for women's education and suffrage, was born on 20 April 1847 at Highbury Villa, Cotham New Road, Cotham, Bristol, the eldest of the eleven children of William Sturge (1820–1905) and his wife, Charlotte Allen Sturge (1817–1891). Four of her sisters were also involved to a greater and lesser extent in the movement for women's education. The ...

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Tanner, Dame Emmeline Mary (1876–1955), headmistress and educational reformer, was born on 28 December 1876 at 1 Locksbrook Place, Weston, Bath, the eldest of the seven children of Samuel Thomas Tanner JP (1849–1929), coal merchant, and his wife, Jeanetta Jane, daughter of George Fry...

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Verney [née Hay Williams], Margaret Maria, Lady Verney (1844–1930), historian and promoter of higher education in Wales, was born at 66 Lower Grosvenor Street, London, on 3 December 1844, the elder daughter and coheir of Sir John Hay Williams, second baronet (1794–1859)...

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Whitehouse, (John) Howard (1873–1955), educational reformer and Ruskinian, was born on 8 June 1873 at 81 Albion Street, Ladywood, Birmingham, the second son of George Whitehouse (1846–1925), electroplate worker, and his wife, Jane Enston (1845–1927). He was educated at St Mark's Church of England School, Ladywood, Birmingham...