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Best, Paul (1590–1657), scholar and religious writer  

Stephen D. Snobelen

Best, Paul (1590–1657), scholar and religious writer, was born in 1590 (before 12 August) probably at Hutton Cranswick, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the first of the six children of James Best (d. 1617), yeoman farmer, and his first wife, Dorothy (...

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Casaubon, (Florence Estienne) Meric (1599–1671), scholar and divine  

R. W. Serjeantson

Casaubon, (Florence Estienne) Meric (1599–1671), scholar and divine, was born on 14 August 1599 in Geneva, the tenth of the seventeen children of Isaac Casaubon (1559–1614), classical scholar and church historian, and his second wife, Florence (1568?–1636), daughter of Henri Estienne. Meric was the most scholarly of ...

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(Florence Estienne) Meric Casaubon (1599–1671) by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, pubd 1709 (after Adriaen van der Werff) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Dodwell, Henry (1641–1711), scholar and theologian  

Theodor Harmsen

Dodwell, Henry (1641–1711), scholar and theologian, was born in late October 1641 in the parish of St Warburgh, Dublin, the only surviving son of William Dodwell (d. 1650), army officer, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. c.1651), daughter of Sir Francis Slingsby...

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Henry Dodwell (1641–1711) by Michael Vandergucht, pubd 1715 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Maxwell, James (b. 1581?, d. in or after 1635), scholar and theological controversialist  

Arthur H. Williamson

Maxwell, James (b. 1581?, d. in or after 1635), scholar and theological controversialist, is said to have been the sole son of William Maxwell of Little Airds. He frequently expressed pride in being the grandson of William Maxwell of Kirkconnel (fl. 1540–1567), who had served ...

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Smith, Thomas (1624–1661), scholar and theological controversialist  

Paul Hammond

Smith, Thomas (1624–1661), scholar and theological controversialist, was born in London, the son of Thomas Smith (mother's name unknown), and educated at St Paul's School. He was admitted as a sizar at Christ's College, Cambridge, in 1640, and took the degrees of BA in 1644, MA in 1647, and BD in 1654. He was ordained (presumably covertly) by ...