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Antonio Fernandez Carvajal

aka: António Fernandes Carvalhal
borndied
1590 ca1659, Nov 10
a Portuguese-Jewish merchant, who became the first endenizened English Jew. He dealt in all kinds of merchandise, including gunpowder, wine, hides, pictures, cochineal, and especially corn and silver, and is reported to have brought to England, on average, £100,000 worth of silver per annum. In the early days of his residence in England, Carvajal used to at...
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Robert Clavell

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1633 ca1711, Aug
a bookseller of London. He was born in Steeple, Dorset, of a branch of an old Dorsetshire family. Clavell was the author of a curious little treatise entitled His Majesties Propriety and Dominion on the British Seas asserted: together with a true Account of the Neatherlanders' Insupportable Insolencies, and Injuries they have committed; and the Inestimabl...
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George Clymer

bornactivedied
1739, Mar 161765-17961813, Jan 23
an American politician and Founding Father of the United States. He was one of the first Patriots to advocate complete independence from Britain. As a Pennsylvania representative, Clymer was, along with five others, a signatory of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. He attended the Continental Congress, and served in political off...
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Richard Cobden

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1804, Jun 31865, Apr 2
an English manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with two major free trade campaigns, the Anti-Corn Law League and the Cobden–Chevalier Treaty. As a young man, Cobden was a successful commercial traveller who became co-owner of a highly profitable calico printing factory in Manchester, a city with which he would become strongly identif...
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Samuel Cole [1]

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1597 ca1666/1667
an early settler of Boston in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, arriving with the Winthrop Fleet in 1630. He was an innkeeper and confectioner, and in 1634 established the first house of entertainment in the colony, called Cole's Inn. He and his wife Ann were among the earliest members of the Boston church, having joined in the autumn of 1630. He opened t...
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Thomas Cook

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1808, Nov 221892, Jul 18
an English businessman. He is best known for founding the travel agency Thomas Cook & Son. Cook's idea to offer excursions came to him while "walking from Market Harborough to Leicester to attend a meeting of the Temperance Society". With the opening of the extended Midland Counties Railway, he arranged to take a group of temperance campaigners from Leiceste...
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Captain Edward Cooke

aka: Edmund, Edmond, Cook
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unknown1673-1683unknown
a merchant captain, buccaneer, and pirate. He is best known for sailing against the Spanish alongside Bartholomew Sharp, John Coxon, Basil Ringrose, Lionel Wafer, and other famous buccaneers. Cooke’s flag was red-and-yellow striped and featured a hand holding a sword.
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Gillis Coppens

aka: Gillis Coppens van Diest
borndied
1496 ca1572
a well-known Antwerp printer. From 1533, Gillis Coppens van Diest was a member of the Antwerp Saint Luke Guild for artists and art craftsmen and worked in the Scheldt City as Boeckprintere . He is among the most important book printers of Antwerp at the time of Christoffel Plantin's entrance around 1552. Between about 1539 and 1573 he produces many books on ...
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Elijah Craig

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1740 ca1808, May 8
a Baptist preacher in Virginia, who became an educator and capitalist entrepreneur in the area of Virginia that later became the state of Kentucky. He has sometimes, although rather dubiously, been credited with the invention of bourbon whiskey. Craig became politically active as the legislative liaison of the general convention and general association to Vi...
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George Croghan

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1718 ca1782, Aug 31
an Irish-born fur trader in the Ohio Country of North America who became the region's key figure earlier than his 1746 appointment to the Iroquois' Onondaga Council and remained so until his banishment from the frontier in 1777. Emigrating to Pennsylvania in 1741, he became an important trader by going to the villages of Native Americans, learning their lang...
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