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Bodley, Sir Thomas (1545–1613), scholar, diplomat, and founder of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, was born on 2 March 1545 in a house on the corner of High Street and Gandy Street, Exeter, the eldest son of John Bodley (c. 1520–1591), religious radical and publisher, of ...

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Mildmay, Sir Walter (1520/21–1589), administrator and founder of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, was born in 1520 or 1521 (a portrait of him painted in 1574 states his age to be fifty-three), the youngest of five sons of Thomas Mildmay (c.1488/9–1551), a mercer of ...

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Yale, Elihu (1649–1721), merchant and administrator in India and benefactor, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 5 April 1649, the second son of David Yale (1614–1690) of Denbighshire, merchant, and Ursula Yale (b. c.1624). In 1652 Elihu's family returned to Britain...