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Liston, Sir Robert (1742–1836), tutor and diplomat botanist  

Deborah Manley

Liston, Sir Robert (1742–1836), tutor and diplomat, was born at Overtoun, Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire, on 8 October 1742, the second, and oldest surviving, son of Patrick Liston of Torbanehill (d. 1749) and Christian Dick (d. 1790). He studied for the Church of Scotland...


Oswald, Eugene (1826–1912), teacher and writer  

John L. Flood

Oswald, Eugene (1826–1912), teacher and writer, was born in Heidelberg on 16 October 1826, the youngest of the five children of Carl August Oswald, a publisher in Heidelberg, and his wife, Christiana Augusta Brédé, who was of Huguenot descent. Though of a scholarly bent, ...


Spithovius [Spithoff], Johannes (d. 1563), royal tutor and diplomat  

David Scott Gehring

Spithovius [Spithoff], Johannes (d. 1563), royal tutor and diplomat, was born in or near Münster, in Westphalia, and maintained the alias Monasteriensis, though he generally identified himself with the Low Countries. He signed his name most frequently in Latin; his Danish name was ...


Stone, Andrew (1703–1773), politician and tutor  

A. F. Pollard

revised by M. J. Mercer

Stone, Andrew (1703–1773), politician and tutor, eldest son of Andrew Stone (d. 1711), banker and goldsmith of Lombard Street, London, and Anne Holbrooke (d. 1725), was born in London and baptized at St Mary Woolnoth in February 1703. George Stone, archbishop of ...


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Young, Sir Peter (1544–1628)  

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Sir Peter Young (1544–1628) by unknown artist © Scottish National Portrait Gallery


Young, Sir Peter (1544–1628), royal tutor and diplomat  

Davie Horsburgh

Young, Sir Peter (1544–1628), royal tutor and diplomat, was born on 15 August 1544 at Dundee, the second son of John Young (b. 1497), burgess of Edinburgh and Dundee, and Margaret, daughter of Walter Scrymgeour of Glasswell. John Young's third son, Alexander...