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Sir Henry Mainwaring

aka: The Dread Pirate
bornactivedied
15871610-16161653
an English lawyer, soldier, author, seaman and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1621 to 1622. He was for a time a pirate based in Newfoundland and then a naval officer with the Royal Navy. He supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War.
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Joseph de Maistre

borndied
1753, Apr 11821, Feb 26
a Savoyard philosopher, writer, lawyer, and diplomat. He defended hierarchical societies and a monarchical State in the period immediately following the French Revolution. Maistre was a subject of the King of Piedmont-Sardinia, whom he served as member of the Savoy Senate (1787–1792), ambassador to Russia (1803–1817), and minister of state to the court i...
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Stephen C. Massett

aka: Jeemes Pipes of Pipesville
bornactivedied
unknown1840s-1860sunknown
San Francisco's first entertainer, Stephen C. Massett, was the true Bohemian type. He was an artist, with an equal capacity for work and diversion, whose ruling principle was, "If your pocket is light make your heart light to match it; if your coat is torn, laugh while you you patch it." Massett was a "red-faced little Englishman" with a wealth of copper-col...
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Joseph McDowell

aka: Pleasant Gardens Joe
borndied
1758, Feb 251799, Mar 7
an American lawyer, soldier, and statesman from Morganton, North Carolina. His estate was named "Pleasant Gardens", and he was nicknamed "Pleasant Gardens Joe" to distinguish him from his cousin, Joseph "Quaker Meadows" McDowell. The two men are not always clearly distinguished in historical records: both were at the 1780 Battle of Kings Mountain, one as ...
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Thomas McKean

bornactivedied
1734, Mar 191755-18121817, Jun 24
an American lawyer and politician from New Castle, in New Castle County, Delaware and Philadelphia. During the American Revolution he was a delegate to the Continental Congress where he signed the United States Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. McKean served as a President of Congress. He was at various times a member of the Fede...
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John McLean

bornactivedied
1785, Mar 111807-18611861, Apr 4
an American jurist and politician who served in the United States Congress, as U.S. Postmaster General, and as a justice on the Ohio and U.S. Supreme Courts. He was often discussed for the Whig and Republican nominations for President. He was elected to the U.S. House for the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1813, until he resigned...
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Theron Metcalf

bornactivedied
1784, Oct 161807-18651875, Nov 12
an American attorney and politician from Massachusetts. He was a New England jurist and served as an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He was appointed Reporter of the Massachusetts Supreme Court in 1839, and sat on the bench of that court from February 24, 1848 until his resignation on August 31, 1865. His annotations were cons...
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Frantisek Adam Mica

aka: František Adam Míca
borndied
1746, Jan 111811, Mar 19
a Bohemian composer, jurist, and nephew of the kapellmeister František Václav Míca. He was a prolific composer who produced numerous operas, symphonies, violin concertos, and eight string quartets. Upon completion of his studies in 1767, he took up a government post and joined the imperial orchestra. During a trip to L'viv in the Ukraine in his capacity a...
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Francisco Javier Mina

aka: Martín Francisco Javier Mina y Larrea, El Mozo
borndied
1789, Jul 11817, Nov 11
a Spanish lawyer and army officer, who later became a Mexican revolutionary figure. Mina started the resistance war, a period of the Mexican War of Independence. On May 24 of 1817, Mina left his base with 300 men, moving to several villages on his way to Fuerte del Sombrero, a fortification defended by Pedro Moreno. General Mina published a letter stating th...
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Martín Javier Mina

aka: Martín Javier Mina y Larrea, El Mozo
borndied
1789, Jul 11817, Nov 11
a Spanish lawyer and army officer, who later became a Mexican revolutionary figure. During the Peninsular War in early 1808, Spain was under occupation by French troops, prompting Mina to flee to the hills and forests of his native region. There he formed a small guerrilla force of ten men. Under his leadership, the small force quickly grew to over 200 men. ...
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George W. Minns

borndied
1813, Oct 61895, Jan 14
graduated from Harvard College with the class of 1836 and received a law degree from the Howard Dane Law School of Harvard. He practiced law in Massachusetts for several years before moving to California. After the Gold Rush caused the collapse of his law practice and Minns lost all of his savings, he became a teacher at the Union Grammar School, the first C...
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Montesquieu

aka: Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu
borndied
1689, Jan 181755, Feb 10
a French lawyer, man of letters, and political philosopher who lived during the Age of Enlightenment. He is famous for his articulation of the theory of separation of powers, which is implemented in many constitutions throughout the world. He is also known for doing more than any other author to secure the place of the word despotism in the political lexicon...
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Sir Thomas More

bornactivedied
1478, Feb 71502-15351535, Jul 6
an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist. He was also a councillor to Henry VIII, and Lord High Chancellor of England from October 1529 to 16 May 1532. More opposed the Protestant Reformation, in particular the theol...
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John Morgan [2]

bornactivedied
unknown17481749, Jul 14
Part of the Crew of His Majesty's Ship Chesterfield, second lieutenant of marines, shot at Portsmouth, for mutiny, July 14, 1749.


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Thomas Morton [2]

borndied
1579 ca1647
an early American colonist from Devon, England. A lawyer, writer and social reformer, he was famed for founding the British colony of Merrymount, which was located in what is now Quincy, Massachusetts, and for his work studying Native American culture.
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Jacob Frederik Muller

aka: Sjako
borndied
16901718, Jul
the most notorious Amsterdam villain of all time. He was not, but he has appeared in the stories from the end of the nineteenth century. He was from Koningsbergen and son of Catharina Muller and Jacob Balck. He was sentenced to death by the Amsterdam court on 14 January 1716 for seven offenses: two in Overijssel , one in the village of Zevenhoven , one near ...
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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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