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Franz Schmidt

aka: Meister Franz
bornactivedied
15551573-16171634
an executioner in Hof from 1573 to April 1578, and from 1 May 1578 till the end of 1617 executioner of Nuremberg. He left a diary in which he detailed the 361 executions he performed during his 45 year career. Throughout his career as an executioner, Franz Schmidt also had a side job as a healer. According to Joel Harrington who authored an account of his li...
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Anton Martin Schweigaard

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1808, Apr 111870, Feb 1
a Norwegian jurist and economic reformer. He was a professor of jurisprudence and economics in the 1830s and 1840s and was an extremely influential publicist for economic liberalism. He is widely credited in helping bring about Norway's change to a capitalist economy. Schweigaard's writings include: "Reflections on the Present State of Jurisprudence in Germa...
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Roger Sherman

bornactivedied
1721, Apr 191754-17931793, Jul 23
an early American lawyer and statesman, as well as a Founding Father of the United States. He served as the first mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, and served on the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, and was also a representative and senator in the new republic. He is the only person to have signed all four great state papers of ...
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Fathullah Shirazi

borndied
unknown1582
a Persian-Indian polymath—a scholar, Islamic jurist, finance minister, mechanical engineer, inventor, mathematician, astronomer, physician, philosopher and artist—who worked for Akbar, ruler of the Mughal Empire. Among the inventions credited to him was an early anti-infantry volley gun with multiple gun barrels similar to a hand cannon's. Another cannon...
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James Smith [2]

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1719, Sep 171740s-17851806, Jul 11
an American lawyer and a signer to the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania. He studied law at the office of his brother George and was admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania, initially practicing near Shippensburg, and later near York. He was appointed to the provincial convention in Philadelphia in 1775, to the state c...
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John Stevens III

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1749, Jun 261838, Mar 6
an American lawyer, engineer, and inventor who constructed the first U.S. steam locomotive, first steam-powered ferry, and first U.S. commercial ferry service from his estate in Hoboken. He was influential in the creation of U.S. patent law. After his graduation from King's College, he studied law and was admitted to the bar of New York City in 1771. He prac...
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Richard Stockton

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1730, Oct 11754-17811781, Feb 28
an American lawyer, jurist, legislator, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Stockton was admitted to the bar in 1754 and soon rose to great distinction. In 1763 he received the degree of sergeant at law, the highest degree of law at that time. In 1768, Stockton had his first taste of government service when he was elevated to a seat in the New J...
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Thomas Stone

bornactivedied
17431764-17851787, Oct 5
an American planter and lawyer who signed the United States Declaration of Independence as a delegate for Maryland. He later worked on the committee that formed the Articles of Confederation in 1777. He acted as President of Congress for a short time in 1784. As the American Revolution neared, Stone joined the Committee of correspondence for Charles County. ...
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Joseph Story

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1779, Sep 181801-18451845, Sep 10
an American lawyer and jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1811 to 1845. He is most remembered for his opinions in Martin v. Hunter's Lessee and The Amistad case, and especially for his magisterial Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, first published in 1833. Dominating the field in the 19th century, this work i...
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James Augustus Suydam

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18191850s-18651865
an architect, lawyer, and artist; as an artist was considered one of the premier Luminism painters. He is widely known as an American landscape painter and one of the leading members of the Hudson River School.
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