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Henry Machyn

borndied
1496/981563
an English clothier and diarist in 16th century London. Machyn's Chronicle, which was written between 1550 and 1563, is primarily concerned with public events: changes on the throne, state visits, insurrections, executions and festivities. Machyn wrote his diary during a turbulent period in England: the Reformation, initiated by more
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Mungo Mackay

borndied
1740, Apr 11811, Mar 29
a Scottish seafarer from the Orkney Islands who made a fortune in the Boston shipping trades in Massachusetts. Mungo was a highly regarded ship master, successful privateer owner and bonder, and operated a store on Long Wharf in Boston. He was also active in the politics of the town of Boston and the Masonic Order in Boston. His legacy includes the more
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William Maclure

bornactivedied
1763, Oct 271782-18271840, Mar 23
an Americanized Scottish geologist, cartographer and philanthropist. He is known as the 'father of American geology' and as a social experimenter on new types of community life, collaborating with British social reformer Robert Owen, (1771–1854), in Indiana, Un...
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Aldus Manutius

aka: the Elder
borndied
1450 ca1515, Feb 6
an Italian humanist, scholar, educator, and the founder of the Aldine Press. Manutius devoted the later part of his life to publishing and disseminating rare texts. His interest in and preservation of Greek manuscripts mark him as an innovative publisher of his age dedicated to the editions he produced. His enchiridia, small portable books, revolutionized pe...
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Aldus Manutius the Younger

borndied
1547, Feb 131597, Oct 28
the grandson of Aldus Manutius and son of Paulus Manutius. He was the last member of the Manuzio family to be active in the Aldine Press that his grandfather founded At eleven a work was published under his name, Eleganze della lingua Latina e toscana. Manutius the Younger was appointed to manage the Venice press while his father, Paulus Manutius, was away ...
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Paulus Manutius

bornactivedied
15121533-15701574
a Venetian printer with a humanist education, the third son of the famous printer Aldus Manutius and his wife Maria Torresano. As a young man Paulus Manutius moved to Venice to get an education and was well received by his father's old friends Pietro Bembo, Ramberto, and Egnatio. During Paulus' education his grandfather, Andrea Torresani and two uncles, Fred...
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Elizabeth Marshall

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1768, Jan 281836, Jul 26
an American entrepreneur who became the second female pharmacist in the United States. Marshall worked as an apprentice in the family pharmacy from 1805. She inherited her grandfather's pharmacy, Marshall Drug Store, in 1804 and managed the business until 1825. Marshall is regarded by some as being the first female pharmacist in the United States, though more
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James W. Marshall

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1810, Oct 81885, Aug 10
an American carpenter and sawmill operator, who reported the finding of gold at Coloma on the American River in California on January 24, 1848, the impetus for the California Gold Rush. The mill property was owned by Johann (John) Sutter who employed Marshall to build his mill. The wave of gold seekers turned everyone's attention away from the mill which eve...
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John Marshall [3 [3]

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1765, Jul 271845, Jun 6
a British businessman and politician from Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Marshall joined the family business when he was seventeen. Five years later his father died and Marshall became the controlling partner in the company. He inherited a new house, a warehouse, and £7,500. Shortly before his father's death, Marshall heard that two men from Darlington, Jo...
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Jonathan Martin

borndied
17821838, Jun 3
an English arsonist, famous for setting fire to York Minster in 1829. After he witnessed the murder of his sister by a neighbour, he was sent to his uncle's farm to recover from the shock. He was apprenticed to a tanner but was press ganged in London in 1804. He served in the Royal Navy ship HMS Hercule for six years, including the Battle of Copenhagen in 18...
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George Mason

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1725, Nov 301747-17921792, Oct 7
a Virginia planter and politician, and a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, one of three delegates who refused to sign the constitution. His writings have been a significant influence on political thought and events, including substantial portions of the Fairfax Resolves of 1774, the Virginia Declaration of Rights of 1776, and his Obj...
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Mencia de Mendoza

aka: Mencía
borndied
1508, Nov, 301554, Jan 4
a Dutch culture patron. She was a leading figure of the Renaissance in the Netherlands and known for her progressive opinions of the education of women. She was the daughter of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar y Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Cenete and María de Fonseca y Toledo and married in 1524 to more
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Johannes Henricus Midderigh

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1753, Jul 61800, Apr 30
a Rotterdam wine merchant and Freemason , a radical patriot and unitarian. He belonged to the first Catholic politicians in the Netherlands. Midderigh was the rotating chairman of the Second National Assembly during the coup on the night of Sunday on Monday, January 22, 1798. He supported this coup, but was arrested himself on 12 June 1798 at the next coup d...
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Henry Middleton [2 [2]

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1770, Sep 281846, Jun 14
an American planter and political leader from Charleston, South Carolina. He was the 43rd Governor of South Carolina (1810–1812), represented South Carolina in the U. S. Congress (1815–1819). He served as Minister to Russia (1820–1830), being sent there in the first instance to replace George Washington Campbell so as to look after slave-owners' intere...
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Nathaniel Mist

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16851737, Sep 30
an 18th-century British printer and journalist whose Mist's Weekly Journal was the central, most visible, and most explicit opposition newspaper to the whig administrations of Robert Walpole. Where other opposition papers would defer, Mist's would expli...
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Thomas Modyford

aka: 1st Baronet
borndied
1620 ca1679, Sep 2
a planter of Barbados and Governor of Jamaica from 1664 to 1670. Modyford was the son of a mayor of Exeter with family connections to the Duke of Albemarle, who emigrated to Barbados as a young man with other family members in 1647, in the opening stages of the English Civil War. He had £1,000 for a down payment on a plantation and £6,000 to commit in the ...
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Samuel Morey

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1762, Oct 231780s-18341843, Apr 17
an American inventor, who worked on early internal combustion engines and was a pioneer in steamships who accumulated a total of 20 patents. Morey's first patent, in 1793, was for a steam-powered spit, but he had grander plans. Morey realized that steam could be a power source in the 1780s, and he probably appreciated a steamboat’s potential from work on h...
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Justin Morgan

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1747, Feb 281771-17981798, Mar 22
a U.S. horse breeder and composer. Morgan was a composer, best known for his hymns and fuguing tunes. While not so famous as those by William Billings, his works share the same characteristic roughness, directness, and folk-like simplicity. Morgan's setting of...
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Robert Morris Jr.

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1734, Jan 201750-17981806, May 8
a Founding Father of the United States, was a Liverpool-born American merchant who financed the American Revolution, oversaw the striking of the first coins of the United States, and signed the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. Along with more
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Samuel Mulliken [1 [1]

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1761, Sep 221847, Nov 25
Clockmaker. Apprenticed about 1774 to Jonathan Mulliken in Newbury MA. He worked from 1788 to 1790 as a clockmaker in Newburyport MA. He worked after 1790 as a clockmaker in Salem MA. Samuel married Susanna Pearson on 28 Mar 1783 in Newbury MA. (Susanna Pearson was born on 16 Feb 1750 in Newbury MA.)
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Matthew Murray

borndied
17651826, Feb 20
an English steam engine and machine tool manufacturer, who designed and built the first commercially viable steam locomotive, the twin cylinder Salamanca in 1812. He was an innovative designer in many fields, including steam engines, machine tools and machinery for the textile industry. Little is known about Matthew Murray's early years. He was born in Newca...
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Joaquin Murrieta

aka: Murieta, Murietta, Carrillo
borndied
18291853, Jul 25
also called The Robin Hood of the West or the Robin Hood of El Dorado, was a famous vaquero, and gold miner in California during the California Gold Rush of the 1850s. The popular legend of Joaquin Murrieta is that of a peace-loving man driven to seek revenge when he and his brother were falsely accused of stealing a mule. His brother was hanged and Joaquin ...
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