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Bogdani, Jacob (1658–1724), still-life and bird painter, was born on 6 May 1658 in Eperjes, upper Hungary, the son of Lucas Bogdani (fl. 1656–1684), painter, and his wife, Susanna. He was educated at the Felsőmagyarországi Evangélikusok Kollégiuma, Eperjes, and probably became his father's pupil. By 1684 he was in ...

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Edmondston, Laurence (1795–1879), ornithologist and physician, was born in Lerwick, Shetland, the youngest son of Laurence Edmondston, a surgeon in that town, and Mary Saunderson. His mother hailed from Buness on the fjord of Baltasound in the northernmost of the Shetland Islands, Unst...