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Brattle, Thomaslocked

(1658–1713)
  • Conrad Edick Wright

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Brattle, Thomas (1658–1713), astronomer and college administrator in America, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 20 June 1658, the second of the eight children of Thomas Brattle (c.1624–1683), a merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth Tyng (1638–1682). The elder Thomas was one of the wealthiest men in the colony, which he served in many capacities, including as a representative in the ...

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