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Hastings, Marian [née Anna Maria Apollonia Chapuset; other married name Marian von Imhoff, Baroness von Imhoff] (1747–1837), wife of Warren Hastings, was, on the evidence of the act granting her British nationality in 1796, born in Nuremberg. No date is stated, but a secondary source indicates 2 February 1747. Her grandfather was ...

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Marian Hastings (1747–1837) by Johan Zoffany, 1784–7 [The Hastings: and Warren Hastings (1732-1818), with an Indian servant ] © reserved

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Parnell [née Wood; other married name O'Shea], Katharine (1845–1921), political intermediary and wife of Charles Stewart Parnell, was born on 30 January 1845 at Glazenwood, Essex. She was the thirteenth child of Sir John Page Wood (1796–1866) [see under Wood, Sir Matthew...

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Staël von Holstein, (Anne-Louise) Germaine [née (Anne-Louise) Germaine Necker; known as Germaine de Staël], Baroness Staël von Holstein in the Swedish nobility (1766–1817), writer and salon leader, was born on 22 April 1766 in rue de Cléry, Paris, France, the only child of ...

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Vere, John de, sixteenth earl of Oxford (1516–1562), magnate and rake, was the eldest of four sons (there were also four daughters) of John de Vere fifteenth earl of Oxford (1482–1540), and his second wife, Elizabeth Trussell (b. 1496, d...