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Mathers, Samuel Liddell (1854–1918), occultist  

R. A. Gilbert

Mathers, Samuel Liddell (1854–1918), occultist, was born on 8 January 1854 at 11 De Beauvoir Place, Hackney, Middlesex, the son of William Mathers, a merchant's clerk, and his wife, Mary Ann, formerly Collins (d. 1885). From 1866 to 1870 he received a classical education at ...

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Toland, John (1670–1722), freethinker and philosopher  

Stephen H. Daniel

Toland, John (1670–1722), freethinker and philosopher, was born on 30 November 1670 on the peninsula of Inishowen, co. Donegal, Ireland. Although his parents are unknown, he supposedly was the illegitimate son of a Roman Catholic priest and was probably baptized Seán Eoghain (Sean Owen, John's John)...