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Barrett, Thomas Augustine [pseuds. Leslie Stuart, Lester Thomas] (1863–1928), composer, was born on 15 March 1863 in Southport, Lancashire, the younger son of Thomas Barrett, cabinet-maker (b. c.1830), and his wife, Mary Ann Burke, née Lester (b. c...

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Bean, William Jackson (1863–1947), arboriculturist and dendrologist, was born at Leavening, near Malton in the North Riding of Yorkshire, on 26 May 1863, the eldest of four sons (there were no daughters) of George Bean (c.1833–1869), nurseryman and gardener, following two generations of nurserymen, and his wife, ...

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Lady Diana Beauclerk (1734–1808) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1763–5 Kenwood, Iveagh Bequest / © English Heritage Photo Library

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Beauclerk [née Spencer; other married name St John], Lady Diana (1734–1808), artist, was born on 24 March 1734, the eldest of the five children (two daughters and three sons) of Charles Spencer, third duke of Marlborough (1706–1758), politician and military commander, and his wife, the ...

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Sybille Bedford (1911–2006) by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies, 1990 © Lucinda Douglas-Menzies / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bedford [née von Schoenebeck], Sybille (1911–2006), writer, was born on 16 March 1911 at Charlottenburg, on the outskirts of Berlin, Germany, the second daughter of Maximilian Josef von Schoenebeck (1863–1925) and only child of his second wife, Elizabeth, née Bernhardt. Her father was descended from a long line of bureaucrats and minor landed gentry; his father, ...

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Belfield, Sir Henry Conway (1855–1923), colonial governor, was born in Primley Hill, Paignton, Devon, on 29 November 1855, the eldest of four sons (there were also four daughters) of John Finney Belfield (1811–1896), landowner and magistrate, and his wife, Eliza Conway, née Bridges (...

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Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835–1915) by William Powell Frith, exh. RA 1865 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Braddon [married name Maxwell], Mary Elizabeth (1835–1915), novelist, was born on 4 October 1835, at 2 Frith Street, Soho Square, London, the youngest of the three children of Henry Braddon, a Cornish solicitor, and his wife, Fanny White (d. 1868), an Irish journalist from ...

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Nicholas Brady (1659–1726) attrib. Hugh Howard by courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

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Brady, Nicholas (1659–1726), poet and Church of England clergyman, was born at Bandon, co. Cork, on 28 October 1659. He was the great-grandson of Hugh Brady, first protestant bishop of Meath, and son of Major Nicholas Brady (fl. 1641–1687), a protestant Irish army officer, and his wife, ...

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Brandram, Samuel (1824–1892), reciter, born in London on 8 October 1824, was the only son of William Caldwell Brandram (d. 1839) and his wife, Anne. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' and King's College schools in London and Trinity College, Oxford, from where he graduated with a BA in 1846 and received an MA three years later. At the university he was best known as an athlete. After leaving ...

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See Brouncker, William, second Viscount Brouncker of Lyons

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Thomas François Burgers (1834–1881) by unknown photographer © reserved

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Burgers, Thomas François (1834–1881), president of the South African Republic, was born on 15 April 1834 in Langfontein, Camdeboo, in the Graaff-Reinet district of Cape Colony, the youngest son of Barend Jacobus Burger or Burgers (1775–1845), a minister, and Elisabeth Magdalena Theron (1792–1867)...

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Buzás, Stefan (1915–2008), architect, was born István Buzás into a liberal Jewish family in Tapolca, Hungary, on 16 January 1915, the second son of Desiderius Buzás (1879–1944), lawyer and linguist, and his wife, Eugenie, née Lessner (1888–1944), who came from a family of wine producers in the ...

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Callender, James Thomson (1758–1803), political writer and radical, was born in Scotland, the son of a tobacconist, though further details of his early years are obscure. The poet James Thomson may have been a relative. Callender was raised as a Presbyterian of the strongly Calvinist variety, possibly in ...

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Carlell [Carlile], Lodowick (1601/2–1675), courtier and playwright, was born in Brydekirk, Dumfriesshire, the son of Herbert Carlell (1558–1632), laird of Brydekirk, and Margaret Cunningham. Carlell's childhood was probably spent in Brydekirk. Only a fragment of the family homestead remains. Nothing is known of his education, although his plays' reworking of plot lines from French and Spanish drama indicates linguistic talents....

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Carter, Landon (1710–1778), diarist and planter in America, was born on 18 August 1710 at Corotoman, his family's country seat in Lancaster county, Virginia, the son of a very wealthy first-generation Virginian, Robert (King) Carter (1663–1732), a planter–merchant member of the king's council in ...

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Casteels, Peter [formerly Pieter] (1684–1749), painter and designer, was born in Antwerp, Southern Netherlands, on 3 October 1684, the son of Pieter Casteels, painter. He was trained by his father and in 1708 arrived in London with his brother-in-law, Peter Tillemans, having been offered work by a picture dealer. He settled readily into ...