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Etienne Tabourot

aka: Étienne, Tabourot des Accords, Seigneur des Accords
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15491590
a French jurist, writer and poet of the Renaissance. Tabourot produced two youthful works in Paris: Latin translations of Pierre de Ronsard's Fourmy and of Remy Belleau's Papillon. In 1572, he published a collection of sonnets and a dictionary of rhymes, and continued to write poetry throughout his life. In 1587 he published a Latin and French historical por...
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Benjamin Tappan

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1773, May 251857, Apr 20
an Ohio judge and Democratic politician who served in the Ohio State Senate and the United States Senate. He was an early settler of the Connecticut Western Reserve in northeastern Ohio and was one of the first settlers in Portage County and the founder of the city of Ravenna, Ohio. Elected to the second Ohio State Senate, Tappan served from 1803 to 1804. He...
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Tituba

aka: Tituba the Witch
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unknown1690sunknown
an enslaved woman, owned by Samuel Parris of Danvers, Massachusetts. Although her origins are debated, research has suggested that she was a South American native and sailed from Barbados to New England with Samuel Parris. Tituba was the first to be accused of ...
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Daniel D. Tompkins

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1774, June 211825, Jun 11
an American politician. He was the fourth Governor of New York (1807–17), and the sixth Vice President of the United States (1817–25). A jurist by background, he was notable as one of the most enterprising governors in the War of 1812. To help organize the state militia, he often invested his own capital when the legislature would not approve the necessa...
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William B. Travis

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1809, Aug 11829-18361836, Mar 6
a 19th-century American lawyer and soldier. At the age of 26, he was a lieutenant colonel in the Texas Army. He died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. Travis County and Travis Park were named after him for being the commander of the Republic of Texas at the Battle of the Alamo.
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Harriet Tubman

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1822, Mar1913, Mar 10
an American abolitionist and political activist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people, including family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped abolitionist John Brown recruit men for his raid on H...
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Nat Turner

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1800, Oct 21822-18311831, Nov 11
an African-American slave who led a slave rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831 that resulted in 60 white deaths. Turner hid successfully for two months. When found, he was quickly tried, convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged. Soon after Turner's execution, more
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Dick Turpin

aka: Richard
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1705, Sep1739, Apr 7
an English highwayman whose exploits were romanticised following his execution in York for horse theft. Turpin may have followed his father's trade as a butcher early in his life but, by the early 1730s, he had joined a gang of deer thieves and, later, became a poacher, burglar, horse thief and killer. He is also known for a fictional 200-mile (320 km) overn...
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