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Gorham Dummer Abbott

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1807, Sep 31874, Aug 3
an American clergyman, educator, and author. He was a significant figure in the movement to supply schools with textbooks, libraries, and educational journals.
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Jacob Abbott

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1803, Nov 141825-1870s1879, Oct 31
an American writer of children's books. He was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular science. He wrote 180 books and was a coauthor or editor of 31 more.
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Henry Cadwallader Adams

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1817, Niv 41899, Oct 17
a 19th-century English cleric, schoolmaster and writer of children's novels, specialising in tales of Victorian Public School life and adventures in far-flung parts of the British Empire.
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Jacob Georg Christian Adler

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1756, Dec 81834, Aug 22
a German Generalsuperintendent for Holstein and Schleswig, Orientalist, Syriac language professor at the University of Copenhagen, Lutheran theologian, Oberkonsistorialrat, book writer, religious educator, coin collector and head of the Schleswig-Holsteinische Bibelgesellschaft.
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Henry Airay

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15601616, Oct 6
an Anglican priest, theologian, and academic. His Commentary on the Epistle to the Philippians (1618, reprinted 1864) is a specimen of his preaching before his college, and of his fiery denunciation of Roman Catholicism and his fearless enunciation of that Calvinism which Oxford in common with all England then prized. In 1598 he was chosen provost of ...
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Crescenzo Alatri

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18251850s1897, Feb 12
an Italian writer; born at Rome. He was educated in the Talmud Torah of his native city, and graduated as rabbi, but never held any office. Alatri was the author of a History of the Jews in Rome, several extracts of which were published in the Educatore Israelita(1856). This work is still extant in manuscript. He is often mentioned as the Itali...
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Amos Bronson Alcott

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17991823-18841888
an American teacher, writer, philosopher, and reformer. As an educator, Alcott pioneered new ways of interacting with young students, focusing on a conversational style, and avoided traditional punishment. He hoped to perfect the human spirit and, to that end, advocated a vegan diet before the term was coined. He was also an abolitionist and an advocate for ...
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Richard Allen [2]

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1760, Feb 141777-18311831, Mar 26
a minister, educator, writer, and one of America's most active and influential black leaders. In 1794 he founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), the first independent black denomination in the United States. He opened his first AME church in 1794 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Elected the first bishop of the AME Church in 1816, Allen focused on...
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