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Lower, Sir William (c. 1570–1615), politician and natural philosopher, was the eldest of the six sons of Thomas Lower and his wife, Jane, née Reskimer, minor Cornish gentry of St Winnow, near Lostwithiel. His father 'thrust forth his sonnes to be trayned in martiall knowledge and exercise for the publike service of the country...

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Sir Samuel Morland, first baronet (1625–1695) by Pierre Lombart, pubd 1658 (after Sir Peter Lely) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Morland, Sir Samuel, first baronet (1625–1695), natural philosopher and diplomat, was born in Sulhampstead-Banister, Berkshire, the son of the Revd Thomas Morland (b. 1574/5), the rector, who came from Westmorland; he had two brothers, Thomas and Martin. From 1638 he was educated at ...

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Pettus, Sir John (c. 1613–1685), natural philosopher and politician, was the second son of Sir Augustine Pettus (d. 1613) of Rackheath, Norfolk, and his second wife, Abigail (1592–1673), third daughter of Sir Arthur Heveningham of Ketteringham in the same county. In 1632 he matriculated as a fellow-commoner at ...

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Sir William Petty (1623–1687) by Isaac Fuller, c. 1649–50 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Petty, Sir William (1623–1687), natural philosopher and administrator in Ireland, was born at Romsey, Hampshire, on 26 May 1623, the third child of Anthony Petty (1587–1654), clothier, and his wife, Francesca (d. 1663). In later life Petty was keen to stress the obscurity of his origins in order to exaggerate his spectacular success....

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Robartes, Francis (1649/50–1718), politician and natural philosopher, was baptized on 6 January 1650, the sixth son of John Robartes, second Baron Robartes and later first earl of Radnor (1606–1685), politician, and his second wife, Letitia Isabella (d. 1714), daughter of Sir John Smith...

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Strange, John (1732–1799), natural philosopher and diplomat, was born in Barnet, Middlesex, and baptized at St Andrew's, Holborn, on 10 March 1732, the second son of Sir John Strange (bap. 1696, d. 1754), master of the rolls, and his wife, Susan Strong (1700/01–1747)...