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Blair, Eric Arthur [pseud. George Orwell] (1903–1950), political writer and essayist, was born in Motihari, Bengal, India, on 25 June 1903, the only son of Richard Walmesley Blair (1857–1938), a sub-deputy opium agent in the government of Bengal, and his wife, Ida Mabel Limouzin (1875–1943)...

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Burke, William (1728x30–1798), political writer and administrator in India, was the eldest son of John Burke (d. 1764), attorney, of St Marylebone, London, and Plaistow, Essex, and his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Burke, a London vintner. He entered Westminster School...

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Campbell, Amabel Hume- [née Lady Amabel Yorke], suo jure Countess De Grey (1751–1833), political writer, was born on 22 January 1751, the first of the two children of Philip Yorke, second earl of Hardwicke (1720–1790), and his wife, Jemima Yorke, née Campbell, ...

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Chalmers, George (bap. 1742, d. 1825), antiquary and political writer, was born in Fochabers, Moray, and baptized there on 26 December 1742, the son of James Chalmers, postmaster at Fochabers, and his wife, Isabella Ruddock. He attended the parish school of Bellie and later appears to have studied at ...

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Cobbett, William (1763–1835), political writer and farmer, was born on 9 March 1763 in Farnham, Surrey, the third of four children of George Cobbett, publican and farmer, and his wife, Anne Vincent.

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Cooper, Thomas (1759–1839), political writer and college head, was born in Westminster on 22 October 1759, the son of Thomas Cooper, who was entitled to bear heraldic arms. He matriculated from University College, Oxford, in February 1779, but did not take a degree; well known in later life as a freethinker, he is said to have refused to sign the ...

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Filmer, Sir Robert (1588?–1653), political writer, was born in East Sutton, Kent, almost certainly in 1588, the eldest of the eighteen children of Sir Edward Filmer (1566–1629), a country gentleman, and his wife, Elizabeth (c.1570–1638), daughter of Richard Argall (or Argol)...

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Francis, Sir Philip (1740–1818), politician and political writer, was born in Dublin on 22 October 1740, the only son of the Revd Philip Francis (1708–1773), translator and writer, and Elizabeth Rowe (c.1710–c.1741). His paternal grandfather, John Francis (d...

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Molesworth, Robert, first Viscount Molesworth (1656–1725), politician and political writer, was born in Fishamble Street, Dublin, on 7 September 1656, the only child of Robert Molesworth (d. 1656), merchant, and his wife, Judith (d. in or after 1662), daughter of John Bysse...

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Perham, Dame Margery Freda (1895–1982), writer on African affairs and university teacher, was born at 219 Walmersley Road, Bury, Lancashire, on 6 September 1895, the youngest in the family of five sons and two daughters of Frederick Perham (1854–1924), wine and spirit merchant, and his wife, ...

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Pynchon, William (1590–1662), public official and pamphleteer in America, was born on 26 December 1590 at Springfield, Essex, the son of John Pynchon (d. 1610) and Frances Brett (bap. 1590). As the child of a wealthy gentry family he was taught Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, but there is no evidence that he attended university. In 1624 he married ...

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Roper, Abel (bap. 1665, d. 1726), bookseller and political writer, was born at Atherstone, Warwickshire, the son of Isaac Roper, and was baptized at Mancetter on 13 September 1665. In 1677 he was adopted by his uncle, also Abel Roper, who from 1638 had published books at the ...

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Savile, George, first marquess of Halifax (1633–1695), politician and political writer, was born on 11 November 1633 at Thornhill Hall, near Dewsbury, Yorkshire, the second of seven children and eldest son of Sir William Savile, third baronet (1612–1644), landowner [see under Savile family (per. c. 1480-1644)...

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Tone, (Theobald) Wolfe (1763–1798), Irish nationalist and political writer, was born in Dublin on 20 June 1763, probably at 27 St Bride Street, the eldest son of Peter Tone (d. 1805), a successful coach builder, and his wife, Margaret Lamport (d...