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Paulin Gagne

aka: Etienne-Paulin
borndied
18081876
a French poet, essayist, lawyer, politician, inventor, and eccentric whose best known poem, The Woman-Messiah, is among the longest poems in French, or any language. The poem is 25,000 verses (60 acts and 12 songs) and is notable for its 24th act entitled Bestiologie which enumerates the advantages that a citizen of Paris would have by marrying the animals o...
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Henry Garnet

aka: Garnett
borndied
1555, Jul1606, May 3
an English Jesuit priest executed for his complicity in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Born in Heanor, Derbyshire, he was educated in Nottingham and later at Winchester College before he moved to London in 1571 to work for a publisher. There he professed an interest in legal studies and in 1575, he travelled to the continent and joined the Society of Jesus. He ...
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John W. Geary

bornactivedied
1819, Dec 301841-18731873, Feb 8
an American lawyer, politician, Freemason, and a Union general in the American Civil War. He was the final alcalde and first mayor of San Francisco, a governor of the Kansas Territory, and the 16th governor of Pennsylvania. Geary was active in the state militia as a teenager. In December 1846, during the Mexican-American War, he was commissioned in the 2nd P...
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Alvise Giusti

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17091766
an Italian lawyer, poet, and librettist. He is often confused with his uncle, Girolamo Giusti, who also wrote libretti. Between them, they produced at least four, although it is has been unclear which Giusti wrote which libretto, and sometimes they have wrongly been assumed to be the same person. In the past, the libretto for Vivaldi's 1733 opera Motezuma ha...
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Sarah Good

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1653, Jul 111692, Jul 19
one of the first three women to be accused of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials, which occurred in 1692 in colonial Massachusetts. Good was accused of witchcraft on March 6, 1692 [O.S. February 25, 1691], when Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Parris, related to the Reverend more
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Thomas Ruffin Gray

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18001830sunknown
an attorney who represented several enslaved people during the trials in the wake of Nat Turner's slave rebellion. Gray published The Confessions of Nat Turner, which purports to be Turner's confession and account of his life leading up the rebellion, as we...
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Stacey Grimaldi

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1790, Oct 181863, Mar 28
an English lawyer and antiquary. For upwards of forty years he practised as a solicitor in Copthall Court in the city of London. He was eminent as a 'record lawyer,' and was engaged in several important record trials and peerage cases. In 1824 he was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. In 1834 he was appointed to deliver lectures on the public re...
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Jacob Grimm

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1785, Jan 41863, Sep 20
a German philologist, jurist, and mythologist. He is known as the discoverer of Grimm's law (linguistics), the co-author with his brother Wilhelm of the monumental Deutsches W├Ârterbuch, the author of Deutsche Mythologie and, more popularly, as one of the Brothers Grimm and the editor of Grimm's Fairy Tales.
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Roger Griswold

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1762, May 211812, Oct 25
a nineteenth-century lawyer, politician and judge from Connecticut. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, judge of the Connecticut Supreme Court and the 22nd Governor of Connecticut, serving as a Federalist.
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Hugo Grotius

aka: Huig de Groot, Hugo de Groot
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1583, Apr 101599-16451645, Aug 28
a Dutch jurist. Along with the earlier works of Francisco de Vitoria and Alberico Gentili, Grotius laid the foundations for international law, based on natural law. A teenage intellectual prodigy, for his involvement in the intra-Calvinist disputes of the Dutch Republic, he was imprisoned and then escaped hidden appropriately in a chest of books. He wrote mo...
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Modeste Gruau

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1795, Mar 251883, Jan 28
a lawyer and author. He is known for support of Karl Wilhelm Naundorff, a Prussian watchmaker who claimed to be the real Louis XVII. The 1809 work "The First Book of Napoleon" by "Eliakim the Scribe" is tentatively attributed to Gruau, though Gruau would have been about fourteen years old in 1809. Between March 1839 and April 1840, Graua wrote for the period...
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Antoine de Guiscard

aka: Marquis de Guiscard, Abbe de la Bourlie
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16581711, Mar 17
a French refugee, spy and double agent who attempted to assassinate Robert Harley, a leading British statesman, on 8 March 1711 by stabbing him with a penknife during a Privy Council meeting at Whitehall. His motive is not entirely clear, although he was undoubtedly a double agent who acted as a spy for both French and British governments, and was on the poi...
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