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Anna Wheeler (1785?–184850) by Maxim Gauci, pubd 1825 (after J. Porter) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Wheeler [née Doyle], Anna (1785?–1848), philosopher, born in co. Tipperary, Ireland, was the daughter of Anna Dunbar and her husband, Nicholas Milley Doyle, a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and prebendary of Fennor parish in co. Tipperary. She did not have a formal education but learned French, geography, and skills of repartee from foreign dignitaries visiting her military relatives and gained political insights from her godfather, ...


White, Alan Richard (1922–1992), philosopher, was born on 9 October 1922 in Toronto, Canada, the elder of the two children of George Albert White (1888–1940), estate agent, and his wife, Jean Gabriel, née Kingston (1888–1957), a children's buyer. His father, a protestant from ...