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Ames, William (1576–1633), theologian and university teacher, was born at Ipswich, the son of William Ames, merchant, and his wife, Joane Snelling, also from a Suffolk merchant family. Both of these families were substantial folk. William had one sister, Elizabeth. When the two were quite young, the parents died, and ...

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Bentinck, Hans Willem [William], first earl of Portland (1649–1709), diplomat and politician, was born on 20 July 1649 ns at Diepenheim in the eastern Netherlands, the fifth of nine children of Berent Bentinck (1597–1668), lord of Diepenheim and drost (sheriff) of Deventer, and his wife, ...

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Boyer, Abel (1667?–1729), lexicographer and journalist, was most probably born on 24 June 1667, at Castres in the upper Languedoc, the son of Pierre Boyer, one of the two chief magistrates or consuls of Castres, and Catherine Campdomerc (b. 1651), the eighth child of the marriage of ...

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Burroughes, Jeremiah (bap. 1601?, d. 1646), Independent minister, was perhaps the son of Francis Borroughe baptized on 10 June 1601 at St Nicholas, Colchester, Essex. In 1617 he was admitted pensioner to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1621 and proceeded MA in 1624; his tutor was ...

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Cawton, Thomas (1605–1659), Reformed minister, was born at Rainham, Norfolk, of poor parents. Sir Roger Townshend became his patron and sent him to Queens' College, Cambridge, from where he matriculated in 1626, graduated BA in 1630, and proceeded MA in 1633. He was noted at the university for both his learning and his austere piety, which '...

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Fletcher, John William [formerly Jean Guillaume de La Fléchère] (bap. 1729, d. 1785), Church of England clergyman and Methodist writer, was baptized on 19 September 1729 in Nyon, Switzerland, the last of eight children of Jacques de La Fléchère (1678–1756), army officer and assessor to the bailiff in ...

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Horneck, Anthony (1641–1697), Church of England clergyman, was born at Bacharach in the Lower Palatinate in 1641, the son of Phillip Elias Horneck, the recorder of the town, and his wife, Anna Sophia, née Grammartz. Anthony's father educated him for the Reformed ministry under ...

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Houblon, Sir John (1632–1712), merchant, was born on 13 March 1632, the third son in the family of ten sons and three daughters of James Houblon (1592–1682), merchant, and his wife Marie du Quesne (or Ducane). He became more eminent than any of his nine brothers, four of whom were also prosperous merchants and two of whom served on the directorate of the ...

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La Motte, John (1577–1655), merchant, was born in Colchester on 1 May 1577, the son of Francis La Motte, a weaver and cloth merchant who had fled to the town in 1564 from Ypres in Flanders. Presumably he was apprenticed in his father's craft. By the second decade of the seventeenth century, during which he moved to ...

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Ligonier, John [formerly Jean-Louis de Ligonier], Earl Ligonier (1680–1770), army officer, was born on 17 October 1680 at Castres, near Toulouse, France, the son of Louis de Ligonier, sieur de Montcuquet (1640–1693), and his wife, Louise du Poncet (b. 1652). The ...

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Oldenburg, Henry [Heinrich] (c. 1619–1677), scientific correspondent and secretary of the Royal Society, was born in the free city of Bremen, Germany, one of two children of Heinrich Oldenburg (d. 1634), a teacher at the Bremen Paedegogium and later a professor at ...

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Planta, Joseph (1744–1827), librarian, was born on 21 February 1744 at Castasegna in the Grisons (Graubünden), Switzerland, where his father, the Revd Andrew Planta (1717–1773), was the pastor of the Reformed church. The Plantas were a noble family of the Grisons with a recorded history dating back to the twelfth century; ...

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Rupert, prince and count palatine of the Rhine and duke of Cumberland (1619–1682), royalist army and naval officer, was born on 18 December 1619 ns, the son of Frederick V (1596–1632), elector palatine of the Rhine, and his wife, Elizabeth (1596–1662), the daughter of ...

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Stanley [née de La Trémoille], Charlotte, countess of Derby (1599–1664), noblewoman and royalist heroine, was born at the château of Thouars, Poitou, in France, in early December 1599, the second child and eldest daughter of Claude de La Trémoille, duc de Thouars...

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William III and II (1650–1702), king of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and prince of Orange, was born in the Binnenhof Palace in The Hague on 14 November 1650 ns. He was the posthumous and only child of William II, prince of Orange (1626–1650)...