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Culpeper, Sir Cheney (bap. 1601, d. 1663), advocate of political reform and technological innovation, was born into a respectable family whose seat was at Greenway Court, Hollingbourne, Kent, and baptized at All Saints, Hollingbourne, on 15 April 1601. He was the elder son of ...

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Hamilton, William (1755–1797), naturalist and political activist, was born at Londonderry on 16 December 1755, the son of John Hamilton (1725–1780), merchant and sea captain, and Elizabeth, daughter of Archibald Hope. He received his early education under the Revd John Torrens of the ...

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Levy, Hyman (1889–1975), mathematician and socialist activist, was born on 28 February 1889 in Edinburgh, the second of four sons and third of eight children of Marcus Levy, picture dealer of Edinburgh, and his wife, Minna Cohen. Their Zionist and socialist teachings were a strong formative influence. ...

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Mee [née Brown; other married name Bartlett], Margaret Ursula (1909–1988), political activist and botanical artist, was born on 22 May 1909 at The Crest, White Hill, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, one of three daughters of George John Henderson Brown (d. 1938), insurance clerk, and his wife, ...

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Richardson, William (1740–1820), political activist and naturalist, was born probably at Castleroe, near Coleraine, co. Londonderry, the only son of Charles Richardson (d. 1743) and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Hercules Heyland of Coleraine. His father's family had, since 1729, been established on the nearby ...