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Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1744–1817) by Horace Hone, 1785 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Edgeworth, Richard Lovell (1744–1817), educational writer and engineer, was born on 31 May 1744 in Pierrepont Street, Bath, the only surviving son of Richard Edgeworth (1701–1769), a middling Irish country gentleman, whose family had been settled in co. Longford since the seventeenth century, and his wife, ...