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Abbadie, Jacques [James] (bap. 1654?, d. 1727), Church of Ireland dean of Killaloe, was born in Nay in Béarn; he is most probably the Jacques Abbadie who was the third child of Violente de Fortaner and Pierre Abbadie, baptized on 27 April 1654. He received his early education at the local protestant school, which was overseen by the pastor and writer ...

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Jacques-Laurent Agasse (1767–1849) by Firmin Massot and Jacques-Laurent Agasse Museum Stiftung Oskar Reinhart; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Agasse, Jacques-Laurent (1767–1849), painter, was born on 24 March 1767 at Geneva, and baptized there at the Temple Neuf on 21 April, the son of Philippe Agasse (1739–1827), merchant, and his wife, Catherine Audeoud (1737–1818). His family were merchants of Huguenot origin who had been established in ...

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Alexandre, Pierre [pseud. Simon Alexius] (c. 1498–1563), prior of Arras and theologian, was born in Arras where he entered the Carmelite priory. He studied theology at Paris, gaining his doctorate there on 11 December 1534. This suggests he was born about 1498. Having become Carmelite prior at ...

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Allix, Peter [Pierre] (1641–1717), Church of England clergyman and religious writer, was the son of Pierre Allix, pastor of the Reformed church at Alençon in Normandy. After education at the protestant academy at Saumur, where in 1664 he participated in a disputation published as ...

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William Ames (1576–1633) by William Marshall, pubd 1633 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ames, William (1576–1633), theologian and university teacher, was born at Ipswich, the son of William Ames, merchant, and his wife, Joane Snelling, also from a Suffolk merchant family. Both of these families were substantial folk. William had one sister, Elizabeth. When the two were quite young, the parents died, and ...

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Aurelius, Abraham (1574x6–1631), Reformed minister, was born in London, the son of Giovanni Battista Aureli (c.1540–1596), better known as Jean-Baptiste Aurelius, a Calvinist divine from Calabria, Italy, and minister to the Italian refugee church in London from 1570, and his wife, ...

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Bandinel, David (d. 1645), dean of Jersey, settled in Jersey with his English wife, Elizabeth Stallenge, towards the end of the reign of Elizabeth I. Of his earlier life nothing is known beyond his contemporaries' statement that he was Italian. In September 1601 he offered himself to the Calvinist colloquy in ...

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Baro, Peter (1534–1599), Reformed minister and religious controversialist, was born at Étampes (Seine-et-Oise), France, the son of Étienne Baron and his wife, Philippe Petit; in his autobiographical notes Peter says he was one of many children, first mentioning brothers Jean and Florent, so he was perhaps the third to survive. The family is believed to have belonged to the rich ...

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Baudouin, Nicolas (1525/6–1613), Reformed minister, was a native of Rouen, Normandy. Like many of his Huguenot compatriots, he fled to Geneva, signing the Livre des habitants on 14 April 1559. He moved on within the year, when the Company of Pastors sent him to ...

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Beck, David Hendrikszoon (1621–1656), painter, was born in Delft, Holland, on 25 May 1621, the eldest son of the schoolmaster and occasional poet Hendrik Beck, who was born in Cologne before 1593 and died in Rotterdam in 1659, and Eva Aelbertsdochter Schoonharen, who died in ...

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Hans Willem Bentinck, first earl of Portland (1649–1709) studio of Hyacinthe Rigaud [original, 1698–9] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bentinck, Hans Willem [William], first earl of Portland (1649–1709), diplomat and politician, was born on 20 July 1649 ns at Diepenheim in the eastern Netherlands, the fifth of nine children of Berent Bentinck (1597–1668), lord of Diepenheim and drost (sheriff) of Deventer, and his wife, ...

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Beranger, Gabriel (1729–1817), landscape draughtsman, was born at Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, of an emigrant French Huguenot family. In 1750 he moved to Dublin to join some of his relatives who had settled there earlier; nothing is known of his training, but his name appeared as the artist on a drawing of ...

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Bernstorff, Andreas Gottlieb von, Baron Bernstorff in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1649–1726), politician and diplomat, was born on 2 March 1649 ns in Ratzeburg, then in the duchy of Saxe-Lauenburg, in northern Germany, the second son of Andreas von Bernstorff (1604–1655)...

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Bertheau, Charles (1660–1732), Reformed minister, was born at Montpellier and educated partly in France and partly in the Netherlands. He was admitted to the ministry at the synod held at Vigan in 1681, and shortly afterwards became one of the pastors of the large church of ...

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Billings, Joseph (1758–1806), explorer and hydrographer in Russia, was born in 1758 at Turnham Green, Middlesex, according to ship musters; parish church registers confirm the birth of Joseph, son of Thomas and Mary Billing, on 6 September 1758. Billings's signed Russian service record, however, gives 1761 as the year of his birth. Other sources indicate that ...

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Blondel, James Augustus (1665/6–1734), physician, was born in Paris, the son of a legal counsellor. He matriculated at the University of Leiden on 28 April 1691. At Leiden he studied medicine as the classmate of the later renowned Hermann Boerhaave, and received his MD on 17 July 1692, having published his thesis, ...

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Bodley, John (c. 1520–1591), religious radical and publisher, was born in St Stephen's parish, Exeter, the son of the merchant John Bodley (d. 1527), of Exeter, and Alice Gale (d. 1558), of Dartmouth. About 1543 he married Joan (d. 1586)...