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Addison, Joseph (1672–1719), writer and politician, was born on 1 May 1672 at the rectory, Milston, a hamlet north of Amesbury in Wiltshire, the son of Lancelot Addison (1632–1703) and his wife, Jane, née Gulston (c.1635?–1684). His father was at that time vicar of ...

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Andrews, Charles Freer (1871–1940), author and campaigner for Indian independence, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne on 12 February 1871, the second son of John Edwin Andrews, minister in the Catholic Apostolic (or Irvingite) church, and his second wife, Mary Charlotte Cartwright (1840–1914)...

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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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Curtis, Lionel George (1872–1955), writer and public servant, was born at The Outwoods, near Derby, on 7 March 1872, the youngest of four children of the Revd George James Curtis (d. 1904), rector of Coddington church, Ledbury, Herefordshire, and his wife, Frances (...

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Dilke, Sir Charles Wentworth, second baronet (1843–1911), writer and politician, was born in London on 4 September 1843 at 76 Sloane Street, on the edge of Belgravia and Chelsea, which house he was to inherit from his father, (Charles) Wentworth Dilke, first baronet...

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Domett, Alfred (1811–1887), writer and premier of New Zealand, was born on 20 May 1811 at Camberwell Grove, Camberwell, Surrey, the sixth of the nine children of Nathaniel Domett, a shipowner, and his wife, Elizabeth Curling. He was educated at Stockwell Park House...

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Gwynn, Stephen Lucius (1864–1950), author and politician, was born on 13 February 1864 at St Columba's College in Rathfarnham, near Dublin, where his father was warden. He was the eldest of the eight children (six sons and two daughters) of John Gwynn (1827–1917)...

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Hyde, Douglas (1860–1949), writer and president of Éire (Ireland), was born near Castlerea, co. Roscommon, on 17 January 1860, the third son and fourth child of the Revd Arthur Hyde (c.1820–1905), rector of Kilnactranny, co. Sligo, and his wife, Elizabeth (1834–1886)...

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Kinnaird, Douglas James William (1788–1830), writer and politician, was born on 26 February 1788, the fourth surviving son of George, seventh Lord Kinnaird (1754–1805), of Inchture, Perthshire, and Elizabeth (d. 1805), sole heir to Griffin Ransom, banker, of Westminster. He was educated briefly at ...

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Lytton, Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer [formerly Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer], first Baron Lytton (1803–1873), writer and politician, was born on 25 May 1803 at 31 Baker Street, London, the third and youngest son of Colonel (later General) William Earle Bulwer (1757–1807)...

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Morris, William (1834–1896), designer, author, and visionary socialist, was born at Elm House, Walthamstow, on 24 March 1834, eldest surviving son and fourth of the ten children of William Morris (1797–1847), financier in the City of London, and his wife, Emma (1805–1894), daughter of ...

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North, Roger (1651–1734), lawyer, politician, and writer, the sixth and youngest son, and the youngest of the ten surviving children, of Dudley North, fourth Baron North (1602–1677), and Anne (c.1613–1681), daughter of Sir Charles Montague, was born at Tostock, Suffolk, on 3 September 1651. Until recently there has been some uncertainty about ...

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Olivier, Sydney Haldane, Baron Olivier (1859–1943), civil servant, politician, and author, was born at Colchester on 16 April 1859, the second son and the sixth of the ten children of Henry Arnold Olivier (d. 1912), then curate of All Saints, Colchester, and his wife, ...

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Paine, Thomas (1737–1809), author and revolutionary, was born in Thetford, Norfolk, on 29 January 1737, the first of two children of Joseph Pain (1708–1787), stay-maker and tenant farmer, and Frances Cocke (1697–c.1790), daughter of Thomas Cocke, attorney and town clerk of ...

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Pakenham, Francis Aungier [Frank], first Baron Pakenham and seventh earl of Longford (1905–2001), politician, writer, and philanthropist, was born at 7 Great Cumberland Place, London, on 5 December 1905, the younger son and third of the six children of Thomas Pakenham, fifth earl of Longford...

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Prothero, Rowland Edmund, first Baron Ernle (1851–1937), author, land agent, and politician, was the third son of Canon George Prothero and Emma, daughter of the Revd William Money Kyrle of Homme House, Herefordshire; he was born at Clifton upon Teme, Worcestershire, on 6 September 1851. His father was the rector of ...

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Sedley, Sir Charles, fifth baronet (bap. 1639, d. 1701), writer and politician, was baptized on 5 March 1639 at St Clement Danes in the Strand, London. His place of birth was probably his wealthy family's town house in Shire Lane near by. He was the youngest of nine children of ...

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Sidney, Sir Philip (1554–1586), author and courtier, was born on 30 November 1554 at Penshurst, Kent, the first of seven children of Sir Henry Sidney (1529–1586) and his wife, Mary Sidney (1530x35–1586), daughter of John Dudley, duke of Northumberland, and his wife, Jane Guildford...

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Smythe, George Augustus Frederick Percy Sydney, seventh Viscount Strangford (1818–1857), author and politician, was born on 13 April 1818 in Stockholm, the eldest child of Percy Clinton Sydney Smythe, sixth Viscount Strangford (1780–1855), British diplomatist, and Eleanor (Ellen) Browne (née Burke; 1788–1826)...

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St John, Henry, styled first Viscount Bolingbroke (1678–1751), politician, diplomatist, and author, the son of Henry St John, Viscount St John (1652–1742), landowner, and Lady Mary Rich (d. 1678), second daughter of Robert Rich, third earl of Warwick, was born on 16 September 1678, very probably at ...