Cabanel, Rudolphe (1762/3–1839), engineer and theatre designer, was 'a native' of Aachen (some accounts say Liège) but lived in London for most of his life. Little is known of his family or his early years. His mother was probably Victoire Cabanel...
H. S. Torrens
Martin, William (1767–1810), naturalist and actor, was born at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, the son of Joseph Martin, a hosier, and Ann Mallatratt (c.1746–1819), both from Mansfield. About 1769 he and his mother were abandoned; Joseph Martin moved to Ireland as an actor, adopted the name ...
Andrew N. J. Dunning
Mileto [Melida, Melide], Walter of (fl. c.1170–c.1220), scribe and Augustinian canon, presumably took his name from Mileto (called Melide in the chronicle of Roger of Howden) in Calabria, a region which was under Norman control from the eleventh century and afterwards in frequent contact with ...
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Brenda J. Buchanan
Palmer, John (1742–1818), theatre proprietor and postal reformer, was born in Bath, probably at 1 Gallaway's Buildings, the third child and only son of John Palmer (1702/3–1788) and his wife, Jane Long (1714/15–1783). His family were prosperous tradesmen in Bath, to which town his grandfather had moved, probably from ...