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Berkeley, Randal Thomas Mowbray Rawdon, eighth earl of Berkeley (1865–1942), physical chemist and landowner  

John Shorter

Berkeley, Randal Thomas Mowbray Rawdon, eighth earl of Berkeley (1865–1942), physical chemist and landowner, was born on 31 January 1865 at Ixelles, Brussels, the third son—but the only one born after his parents' marriage—of George Lennox Rawdon Berkeley (1827–1888) and his wife, Cécile (...

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Bromhead, Sir Edward Thomas Ffrench, second baronet (1789–1855), mathematician and landowner  

A. W. F. Edwards

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Bromhead, Sir Edward Thomas Ffrench, second baronet (1789–1855), mathematician and landowner, was born in Dublin on 26 March 1789, the eldest of three sons (there were no daughters) of General Gonville Bromhead (1758–1822) of Thurlby, Lincolnshire, who was created baronet in 1806, and his wife, ...

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Chaloner, Sir Thomas, the younger (1563/4–1615), chemist and courtier  

John Westby-Gibson

revised by Kenneth L. Campbell

Chaloner, Sir Thomas, the younger (1563/4–1615), chemist and courtier, was the son of Audrey or Ethelreda Frodsham (d. 1605), and the stepson of Sir Thomas Chaloner the elder (1521–1565), who married Ethelreda Frodsham in September 1565. After the death of his stepfather, a prominent English humanist and ...

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Cooper, Edward Joshua (1798–1863), landowner and astronomer  

A. M. Clerke

revised by P. A. Wayman

Cooper, Edward Joshua (1798–1863), landowner and astronomer, was born in May 1798 at St Stephen's Green, Dublin, the eldest of the three sons of Edward Synge Cooper (d. 1830), a landowner, and his wife, Anne, the daughter of Harry Verelst, governor of ...

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Digby, Sir Kenelm (1603–1665)  

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Sir Kenelm Digby (1603–1665) by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, c. 1640 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Digby, Sir Kenelm (1603–1665), natural philosopher and courtier  

Michael Foster

Digby, Sir Kenelm (1603–1665), natural philosopher and courtier, was born on 11 July 1603 at Gayhurst, Buckinghamshire, the elder son of Sir Everard Digby (c. 1578–1606), later executed for involvement in the Gunpowder Plot, and his wife, Mary (c.1581–1653), only daughter and heir of ...

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Fleetwood, Thomas (1659x61–1717), owner and reclaimer of land  

C. H. Derby

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

Fleetwood, Thomas (1659x61–1717), owner and reclaimer of land, was the eldest of the family of three sons and two daughters of Sir Richard Fleetwood, baronet (1628–1721), of Calwich, Staffordshire, and his wife, Anne (1623/4–1720), daughter of Sir Edward Golding, baronet, of Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire...

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Gordon, Sir Robert, of Gordonstoun, third baronet (1647–1704), landowner and natural philosopher  

Steven A. Walton

Gordon, Sir Robert, of Gordonstoun, third baronet (1647–1704), landowner and natural philosopher, was born on 7 March 1647 at Gordonstoun, in the parish of Drainie, Elgin, the first son and heir of the eight children born to Sir Ludovic Gordon of Gordonstoun, second baronet...

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Howard, Charles (1630–1713), landowner and natural philosopher  

Michael Hunter

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Howard, Charles (1630–1713), landowner and natural philosopher, was born on 13 September 1630, the fourth son in the family of nine sons and three daughters of Henry Frederick Howard, fifteenth earl of Arundel (1608–1652), and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Stuart (d. 1674)...

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Jones [née Boyle], Katherine, Viscountess Ranelagh (1615–1691), noblewoman associated with the Hartlib circle  

Sarah Hutton

Jones [née Boyle], Katherine, Viscountess Ranelagh (1615–1691), noblewoman associated with the Hartlib circle, was born in Ireland on 22 March 1615, the fifth daughter and seventh child of Richard Boyle, first earl of Cork (1566–1643), and his second wife, Catherine Fenton (...

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More, Robert (1703–1780)  

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Neile, Sir Paul (bap. 1613, d. 1682x6), courtier and patron of science  

A. D. C. Simpson

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Neile, Sir Paul (bap. 1613, d. 1682x6), courtier and patron of science, was born in Westminster, London, where he was baptized at St Margaret's on 11 May 1613. His parents were Richard Neile (1562–1640), bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, and later archbishop of ...

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Somerset, Edward, second marquess of Worcester (d. 1667)  

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Edward Somerset, second marquess of Worcester (d. 1667) by unknown artist reproduced by kind permission of His Grace the Duke of Beaufort. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Somerset, Edward, second marquess of Worcester (d. 1667), courtier and scientist  

Stephen K. Roberts

Somerset, Edward, second marquess of Worcester (d. 1667), courtier and scientist, was the first son of Henry Somerset, fifth earl and first marquess of Worcester (1577–1646), and his wife, Anne (d. 1639), daughter and heir of John, Lord Russell, and Elizabeth, daughter of ...

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Wrottesley, John, second Baron Wrottesley (1798–1867), landowner and astronomer  

E. I. Carlyle

revised by Anita McConnell

Wrottesley, John, second Baron Wrottesley (1798–1867), landowner and astronomer, was born at Wrottesley Hall, Tettenhall, Staffordshire, on 5 August 1798.

His father, John Wrottesley first Baron Wrottesley (1771–1841), politician, born on 25 October 1771, was the eldest son of Major-General Sir John Wrottesley, ...