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an English merchant and writer. He is best known for a work on religious toleration, Liberty of Conscience from 1644. He wrote extensively on trade and economics, including advocacy for English trade policy during the Rump Parliament, In economic policy his writings had some effect: in the areas of interest rates, naturalisation of foreigners, redistibution of trades from the London centre, and inland navigation, there was a measure of economic reform in the directions he with Hartlib had proposed
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  • England's Safety, in Trades Encrease (1641)
  • Briefe Considerations, Concerning the Advancement of Trade and Navigation (1649)
  • A Short Discourse between Monarchical and Aristocratical Government (1649)
  • The Office...
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Henry Robinson1604 ca1640
 
16591664 ca

Richard Bernard15681598
 
16411641
 an English Puritan clergyman and writer. Barnard was a Calvinist Puritan, but a moderate one. Ber...
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1641unknown
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James Shirley1596, Sep1625
 
16421666, Oct
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16421642 ca
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Charles de Valois1573, Apr 281589
 
16431650, Sep 24
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Hugo Grotius1583, Apr 101599
 
16451645, Aug 28
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John Abbot1587/881623
 
16471650 ca
 an English Roman Catholic clergyman and poet. His birthplace is uncertain, but may have been Lond...
Thomas Edwards [2]1599 ca1625
 
16471647
 an English Puritan clergyman. He was a very influential preacher in London of the 1640s, and also...
Feardorcha O Meallainunknown1641
 
 
1647unknown
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Matthew Hopkins1620 ca1644
 
 
16471647, Aug 12
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Anthony Knivetunknown1591
 
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Fearfeasa O Maol Chonaireunknown1620
 
1649unknown
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Andre du Ryer1580 ca1630
 
16491660/1672
 a French orientalist who wrote the third western translation of the Qur'an. He was a diplomatic a...
Jasper Fisher15911630
 
1649unknown
 an English divine and dramatist. About 1631 (according to Anthony Wood) he became rector of Wilsd...
William Druryunknown1640
 
1649unknown
 an English dramatist. Drury was an English gentleman "of singular parts and learning". He was for...
Edmund Gregory1615 ca1640
 
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Anna Humeunknown1640
 
1649unknown
 a Scottish translator, poet and writer. Controversy surrounded her publication of History of the ...
James Yorkeunknown1640
 
1649unknown
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Rene Descartes1596, Mar 311619
 
16501650, Feb 11
 a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. Dubbed the father of modern western philosoph...
Niccolo Cabeo1586, Feb 261620
 
16501650, Jun 30
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Tarlach O Meallainunknown1641
 
 
1650unknown
 an Irish Franciscan, author of Cín Lae Uí Mhealláin. Tarlach was the chaplain to Felim O'Neill...
Richard Eltonunknown1650
 
 
1650unknown
 an English military writer. Elton was the author of The compleat Body of the Art Military. . .. T...
Agneta Horn1629, Aug 181650
 
 
16501672, Mar 18
 a Swedish writer born to noble parents and a military father. She traveled a great deal throughou...
John Selden1584, Dec 161612
 
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 an English jurist and a scholar of England's ancient laws and constitution and scholar of Jewish ...
John Smith [3]16181644
 
 
16521652, Aug 7
 an English philosopher, theologian, and educator. Smith entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1...
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16531655, Oct 24
 a French philosopher, priest, scientist, astronomer, and mathematician. While he held a church po...
Theodore Tronchin1582, Apr 171608
 
16551657, Nov 19
 a Swiss Calvinist theologian, controversialist and Hebraist. He studied theology at Geneva, Basel...
Edward Fisherunknown1627
 
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Margherita Costa1600 ca1628
 
16571657
 a singer, poet, playwright and feminist, is the most Baroque of the seventeenth-century Italian w...
Menasseh Ben Israel16041632
 
16571657, Nov 20
 a Portuguese rabbi, kabbalist, writer, diplomat, printer and publisher, founder of the first Hebr...
Henry Cockeramunknown1623
 
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Richard Balamunknown1650
 
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Saul Levi Morteira1596 ca1616
 
16601660, Feb 10
 a Dutch rabbi of Portuguese descent. Morteira was the founder of the congregational school Keter ...
Claude Lancelot1615 ca1638
 
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 Born in Paris, later to become a Jansenist monk and grammarian. Helped to establish the Petites ...
Nathaniel Bacon [3]1593, Dec 121645
 
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 an English Puritan lawyer, writer and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times...
William Randunknown1650
 
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Thomas Fuller16081630
 
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 an English churchman and historian. He is now remembered for his writings, particularly his Worth...
Robert Abbot [1]1588 ca1610
 
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William Aspinwallunknown1648
 
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Cu Choigcriche O Cleirighunknown1624
 
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 an Irish historian and genealogist, known in English as Peregrine O'Clery. Along with Brother Mí...
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16661666
 a French playwright and poet. Gombauld was born in Saint-Just-Luzac, Charente-Maritime and was a ...
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Pierre Corneille1606,Jun 61629
 
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 a French tragedian. He is generally considered one of the three great seventeenth-century French ...
Jean-Baptiste Tavernier16051630
 
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 a 17th-century French gem merchant and traveler. Tavernier, a private individual and merchant tra...
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16681672, Nov 19
 an Anglican clergyman, natural philosopher and author, and was one of the founders of the Royal S...
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 an English antitrinitarian preacher, imprisoned in 1665. A short paper of arguments for the deity...
John Trapp1601, Jun 51622
 
16691669, Oct 16
 an English Anglican Bible commentator. His large five-volume commentary is still read today and i...
John Webb16111628
 
16691672, Oct 24
 an English architect and scholar. In 1654 Webb designed the first classical portico on an English...
Robert Bayfield16291650
 
1669unknown
 an English physician. He was born in Norwich and wrote with much energy on both religious and med...
Sarah Blackborowunknown1650
 
1669unknown
 the author of tracts that strongly influenced Quaker thinking on social problems and the theologi...
William Broughunknown1630
 
16711671
 an English royalist churchman, Dean of Gloucester from 1643. Brough was a supporter of William La...
Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisighunknown1640
 
1671unknown
 an Irish scribe, translator, historian and genealogist. He was one of the last traditionally trai...
Moise Vauquelinunknown1650
 
1672unknown
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Ingen Ryuki1592, Dec 71620
 
16731673, May 19
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Adam Vaclav Michna z Otradovic1600, Jun 301633
 
16731676, Oct 16
 a Czech Catholic aristocrat, poet, composer, hymn writer, organist and choir leader of the early ...
Moliere1622, Jan 151643
 
16731673, Feb 17
 a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in We...
Robert Herrick1591, Aug1623
 
16741674, Oct
 a 17th-century English lyric poet and cleric. He is best known for Hesperides, a book of poems. T...
John Milton1608, Dec 91623
 
16741674, Nov 8
 an English poet, polemicist, and man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of Engl...
Roger Williams1603, Dec 21 ca1628
 
16761683, Jan-Mar
 a Puritan, an English Reformed theologian, and later a Reformed Baptist who was expelled by the P...
Gian Lorenzo Bernini1598, Dec 71609
 
16781680, Nov 28
 an Italian artist and a prominent architect who worked principally in Rome. He was the leading sc...
Thomas Adyunknown1630
 
1679unknown
 an English physician and humanist who was the author of three sceptical books on witchcraft and w...
Thomas Watson [2]1620 ca1646
 
16791686
 an English, Nonconformist, Puritan preacher and author. He showed strong Presbyterian views durin...
Henry Fellunknown1650
 
1679unknown
 a Quaker missionary and writer. The first mention of him is in 1656 as suffering much from the ma...
Denzil Holles1599, Oct 311624
 
16801680, Feb 17
 an English statesman and writer, best known as one of the Five Members whose attempted unconstitu...
William Robertsonunknown1650
 
1680unknown
 a Scottish Hebraist. He was educated at Edinburgh University, taught Hebrew in London from 1653...
Guarino Guarini1624, Jan 71648
 
16831683, Mar 6
 an Italian architect of the Piedmontese Baroque and Theatine priest, mathematician, and writer. H...
Basil Ringroseunknown1653
 
1686unknown
 surgeon and cartographer ……runaway indentured servant who joined Bartholomew Sharp's "Pacific...
Ferghal Dubh O Gadhraunknown1655
 
1686+unknown
 an Irish cleric and scribe. O Gadhra was the compiler of the O Gara Manuscript (now RIA MS 23 F 1...
Anna Weamysunknown1650
 
1688unknown
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Colonel Cuthbert Potter1637 ca1653
 
16901691
 Born in England and died in Barbados. He practiced law in Lancaster County, Virginia, as early as...
John Evelyn1620, Oct 311640
 
16941706, Feb 27
 an English writer, gardener and diarist. Evelyn's diaries, or memoirs, are largely contemporaneou...
Daibhidh O Duibhgheannainunknown1651
 
1696unknown
 an active Iriish scribe, compiler and poet between the years 1651 and 1696. In the earliest of hi...
Edward Phillips1630, Aug1651
 
16961696 ca
 an English author. His most important work is Theatrum poetarum (1675), a list of the chief poets...
Joan Baptista Aguilarunknown1655
 
16991714
 a dramatic author and poet who lived in Valencia, Spain from his birth until his death in 1714. I...
Jacques-Benigne Bossuet1627, Sep 271643
 
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 a French bishop and theologian, renowned for his sermons and other addresses. He has been conside...
Roger L'Estrange1616, Dec 171639
 
17021704, Dec 11
 an English pamphleteer, author and staunch defender of Royalist claims. L'Estrange was involved i...
Philipp Spener1635, Jan 131653
 
17021705, Feb 5
 a German Christian theologian known as the "Father of Pietism." Highly influenced by Johann Arndt...
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