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Johann Michael Bach III

borndied
1745, Nov 91820, Jun 13
a German composer, lawyer and music theorist. He was a son of Johann Elias Bach (1705–1755), and therefore a nephew of Johann Sebastian Bach. He is not to be confused with his great uncle Johann Michael Bach (1648–1694, brother of Johann Christoph Bac...
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Francis Bacon

aka: 1st Viscount St Alban
bornactivedied
1561, Jan 221579-16261626, Apr 9
an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution.
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Nathaniel Bacon [3]

bornactivedied
1593, Dec 121645-16601660
an English Puritan lawyer, writer and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1645 and 1660. Bacon was a Parliamentarian, active in support of the New Model Army from 1644, Bacon became Member of Parliament for Cambridge University in 1645, as a recruiter to the Long Parliament until he was excluded after Pride's Purge. Bacon's Hi...
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Roger Sherman Baldwin

borndied
1793, Jan 41863, Feb 19
an American politician who served as the 32nd Governor of Connecticut from 1844 to 1846 and a United States Senator from 1847 to 1851. As a lawyer, his career was most notable for his participation in the 1841 Amistad case. He attended Hopkins School, and entered Yale College at the age of fourteen, and graduated with high honors in 1811. At Yale, Baldwin wa...
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William T. Barry

bornactivedied
1784, Feb 51805-18351835, Aug 30
an American statesman and jurist. He served as Postmaster General for most of the administration of President Andrew Jackson, and was the only Cabinet member to not resign in 1831 as a result of the Petticoat affair. Born near Lunenburg, Virginia, he moved to ...
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Richard H. Barter

aka: Rattlesnake Dick
bornactivedied
18331850s1859, Jul 11
born in Quebec, Canada. Around 1850 he came to California and tried his luck at mining. Turning outlaw during the California Gold Rush, he joined a gang that was known for stagecoach robbery from 1855-1856. One gang he was involved with, consisting of Big Dolph Newton, Bill Carter, Romera (or Romero) Carter, an unidentified Mexican, and brothers Cyrus and Ge...
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Francois Baudouin

aka: François Balduinus
borndied
15201573
a French jurist, Christian controversialist and historian. Among the most colourful of the noted French humanists, he was respected by his contemporaries as a statesman and jurist, even as they frowned upon his perceived inconstancy in matters of faith: he was noted as a Calvinist who converted to Catholicism. Baudouin was a prolific writer on juridical and ...
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Johann Bayer

bornactivedied
15721612-16251625, Mar 7
a German lawyer and uranographer (celestial cartographer). He is primarily known for his work in astronomy; particularly for his work on determining the positions of objects on the celestial sphere.
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John Baynes

borndied
17581787
an English lawyer and miscellaneous writer. Baynes contributed political articles to the London Courant. He wrote (anonymously) political verses and translations from French and Greek poems; some of these were published in the European Magazine (xii. 240). He is mentioned by Andrew Kippis as supplying materials for the Biographia Britannica. The archæologic...
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Joseph-Isidore Bedard

aka: Bédard
borndied
1806, Jan 91833, Apr 14
a lawyer and political figure in Lower Canada. He articled in law with Georges-Barthélemi Faribault and was called to the bar in 1829. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada for Saguenay in 1830. He opposed an elected legislative council and voted against the expulsion of Robert Christie from the assembly. Bédard wrote the words to the ...
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John Bellingham

borndied
17691812, May 18
the assassin of British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval. On 20 April, Bellingham purchased two .50 calibre (12.7 mm) pistols from a gunsmith of 58 Skinner Street. He also had a tailor sew an inside pocket to his coat. At this time, he was often seen in the lobby of the House of Commons. After taking a friend's family to a painting exhibition on 11 May 1812, ...
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Richard Bellingham

borndied
1592 ca1672, Dec 7
a colonial magistrate, lawyer, and several-time governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and the last surviving signatory of the colonial charter at his death. A wealthy lawyer in Lincolnshire prior to his departure for the New World in 1634, he was a liberal political opponent of the moderate John Winthrop, arguing for expansive views on suffrage and lawma...
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Alphonse-Marie-Marcellin-Thomas Berenger

aka: Bérenger, Thomas Bérenger, Berenger de la Drôme
borndied
1785, May 311866, May 1
a French lawyer and politician. He was the son of a deputy of the third estate of Dauphiné to the Constituent Assembly. In 1833, he had shared in the foundation of a society for the reclamation of young criminals, in which he continued to be actively interested to the end. In 1851 and 1852, on the commission of the academy of moral sciences, he had travelle...
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Joost Berman

borndied
1793, Jan 91855, Mar 18
a Dutch lawyer, judge, poet, nonfiction writer, and editor. Joost Berman wrote several works of poetry mobilizing public opinion against the Belgian Revolution, supporting a continued Dutch rule over Belgium His dissertation and some other nonfiction works were also published. Berman often wrote for magazines. From 1836 to 1847, he was co-editor of the "Zeel...
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James G. Birney

borndied
1792, Feb 41857, Nov 25
an abolitionist, politician, and attorney born in Danville, Kentucky. He published an abolitionist weekly publication titled The Philanthropist and twice served as the presidential nominee for the anti-slavery Liberty Party. Birney pursued a legal career in Danville after graduating from the College of New Jersey and studying under Alexander J. Dallas. He vo...
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Mary Blandy

borndied
17201752, Apr 6
an eighteenth century English murderer. In 1751, she poisoned her father, Francis Blandy, with arsenic. She claimed that she thought the arsenic was a love potion that would make her father approve of her relationship with William Henry Cranstoun, an army officer and son of a Scottish nobleman. Mary's parents raised her to be an intelligent, articulate Angli...
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Elias Boudinot

borndied
1740, May 21821, Oct 24
a lawyer and statesman from Elizabeth, New Jersey who was a delegate to the Continental Congress (more accurately referred to as the Congress of the Confederation) and served as President of Congress from 1782 to 1783. He was elected as a U.S. Congressman for New Jersey following the American Revolutionary War. He was appointed by President more
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John Bowdler the Younger

borndied
1783, Feb 21815, Feb 1
an English essayist, poet and lawyer. In 1810 he began to show signs of tuberculosis, and for the sake of his health spent the two following years in southern Europe. Bowdler engaged in literary pursuits during his illness, and in 1816 his father published his Select Pieces in Prose and Verse (2 vols.) This book contained a memoir and the journal kept by Bow...
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John Bramston the Younger

borndied
16111700
an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1679. The son of Sir John Bramston, the elder, he was educated at Wadham College, Oxford, and called to bar at Middle Temple in 1635. In 1660 he was elected to the Convention Parliament for the county of Essex and again in the Cavalier Parliament of 1661 (a year he was also knighte...
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John C. Breckinridge

bornactivedied
1821, Jan 161841-18751875, May 17
a lawyer, politician, and soldier from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He represented the state in both houses of Congress and became the 14th and youngest-ever Vice President of the United States, serving from 1857 to 1861. After non-combat service during the Mexican–American War, Breckinridge was elected as a Democrat to the Kentucky House of Representatives...
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John Bridges

borndied
16661724
an English lawyer, antiquarian and topographer. n 1718 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and in the following year he began the formation of voluminous manuscript collections for the history of Northamptonshire. Bridges's manuscripts fill thirty folio volumes, with five quarto volumes of descriptions of churches collected for him and fo...
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John Brograve

borndied
15381613, Sep 11
an English lawyer and politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Preston on several occasions, and once for Boroughbridge. In 1576 he was autumn reader at Gray's Inn, where he was admitted in 1555, and he was elected one of the treasurers there in February 1579-80, and again in February 1583-4. He is the author of 'The Reading of Mr. John Brograve of Gr...
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Christopher Brooke

borndied
unknown1628
an English poet, lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1604 and 1626. Besides his other works, Brooke also contributed verses to Michael Drayton's Legend of the Great Cromwell, 1607; to Thomas Coriat's Odcombian Banquet, 1611; to Henry Lichfield's First Set of Madrigals, 1614 (two pieces, one to the Lady Cheyney and another to the aut...
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Claude Brossette

aka: seigneur de Varennes d'Appetour
borndied
1671, Nov 71743
a French lawyer and writer. He was educated at the Collège de la Trinité in Lyon and joined the Jesuits before turning to law. In 1700 he founded the Académie des Sciences, Arts et Belles-Lettres de Lyon, where he remained a bibliothecarian until 1743, and whose secretary he was appointed in 1724. Brossette was a man of far-reaching connections, exchangin...
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Archibald Bulloch

borndied
1730, Jan 11777, Feb 22
a lawyer, soldier, and statesman from Georgia during the American Revolution. He was also the great-grandfather of Martha Bulloch Roosevelt, and the great-great-grandfather of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. In 1776, Bulloch fought under the command of Colonel Lachlan McIntosh in the Battle of the Rice Boats and the Battle of Tyb...
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Aaron Burr

bornactivedied
1756, Feb 61775-18081836, Sep 14
an American politician. He was the third Vice President of the United States (1801–1805), serving during President Thomas Jefferson's first term. Burr served as a Continental Army officer in the Revolutionary War, after which he became a successful lawyer a...
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William Allen Butler

bornactivedied
1825, Feb 201843-18571902, Sep 9
an American lawyer and writer of poetical satires. He contributed travel writing and comic writing to The Literary World, a series on 'The Cities of Art and the Early Artists' to the Art Union Bulletin and also wrote for the Democratic Review. His most famous satirical poem, Nothing to Wear, was first published anonymously in H...
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