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Bateman [Norwich], William (c. 1298–1355), diplomat, founder of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and bishop of Norwich, was probably born in Norwich (from which he was sometimes named), the third son of William and Margery Bateman. His father was many times bailiff of the city, and in 1326–7 its member of ...


Sir Thomas Bodley (1545–1613) by unknown artist © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford


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 ...


Herwarth, Philibert [Philibert d' Hervart], Baron von Hüningen (1644–1721), diplomat and benefactor, was born in Lyon, France, on 10 September 1644 ns, the third surviving son of Jean Henri d'Hervart (Herwarth) (1609–1675), banker, and his first wife, Marie Rosine (1616–1646), daughter of Marc Conrad de Rehlingen...