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Gower, (Edward) Frederick Leveson- (1819–1907), politician and autobiographer, the third son of Granville Leveson-Gower, first Earl Granville (1773–1846), diplomat, and his wife, Lady Henrietta, or Harriet, Cavendish (1785–1862) [see Gower, Henrietta Elizabeth Leveson-], daughter of the fifth duke of Devonshire, was born on 3 May 1819. He was always called by his second forename and usually ...

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Lockhart, George, of Carnwath (1681?–1731), Jacobite politician and memoirist, was the elder of two children of Sir George Lockhart of Carnwath (c. 1630–1689), lord president of the court of session, and his second wife, Philadelphia (b. 1655, d. in or after 1717)...

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Lomax, Eric Sutherland (1919–2012), prisoner of war and author, was born on 30 May 1919 at 11 Bedford Terrace, Portobello, Edinburgh, the only child of John Lomax (1878–1950), post office clerk, later post office manager, formerly a Stockport pawnbroker's assistant, and his wife, ...

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Osborne, John James (1929–1994), playwright and autobiographer, was born on 12 December 1929 at 2 Cookham Road, Fulham, west London, the only son of Thomas Godfrey Osborne (d. 1942), a commercial artist and advertising copywriter, and Nellie Beatrice Grove.

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Psalmanazar, George (1679–1763), impostor and author, was born in southern France under a name that is now unknown and to parents whose names, like that of his place of birth, he does not mention in his Memoirs (published posthumously in 1764), the only source of information about his early life. For an important and lengthy period of his life he claimed to be a native of ...

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Vane [née Hawes; other married name Hamilton], Frances Anne, Viscountess Vane (bap. 1715, d. 1788), memoirist, was probably born at her father's house in Winchester Street, London, and was baptized on 14 January 1715 at St Peter-le-Poer, Old Broad Street, London, the daughter of ...

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Whithorne, Thomas (c. 1528–1596), composer and autobiographer, was a son of John Whithorne and his wife, Joan, daughter of William Cabell, of Ilminster, Somerset. He was born in Somerset, probably in Ilminster, where the previous three generations of his family were settled; his sisters ...