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    • Daniel Weisiger Adams

    • Daniel Weisiger Adams

      Daniel Weisiger Adams (May 1, 1821 – June 13, 1872) was a lawyer and a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War (Civil War). Adams was born in Frankfort, Kentucky, to George Adams and Anna Weisiger Adams. His brother, William Wirt Adams, also was a Confederate Army brigad ... Read »


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    • William Arden, 2nd Baron Alvanley

    • William Arden, 2nd Baron Alvanley

      William Arden, 2nd Baron Alvanley (8 January 1789 – 16 November 1849) was a British Army officer, peer and socialite, who was one of a close circle of young men surrounding the Prince Regent. Alvanley was the son of Richard Arden, 1st Baron Alvanley and Anne Wilbraham-Bootle. Initially pursuing a career as an ... Read »


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    • Louis de Bussy d'Amboise


    • Robert Kerr, 1st Earl of Ancram

    • Robert Kerr (or Carr), 1st Earl of Ancram (c. 1578–1654), was a Scottish nobleman and writer. He descended from a third son of Sir Andrew Kerr of Ferniehurst, and entered public life as laird of Ancrum in Roxburghshire. He was born about 1578, and succeeded to the family estate in 1590 on the death of his fat ... Read »


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    • Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthès


    • Anzalas

    • Anzalas (Greek: ανζαλας, died 552?) was an Armenian soldier and retainer of Narses who fought for the Eastern Roman against the Ostrogoth kingdom in the Gothic Wars. Anzalas slays the Byzantine deserter Coccas, who is in service of the Gothic army, after accepting the latter's duel before the Batt ... Read »


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    • Branch T. Archer

    • Branch Tanner Archer (December 13, 1790 – September 22, 1856) was a Texan who served as Commissioner to the United States and Speaker of the House of the Republic of Texas House of Representatives and Secretary of War of the Republic of Texas. Archer was born in Fauquier County, Virginia on December 13, 1790 ... Read »


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    • James J. Archer

    • James J. Archer

      Mexican-American War American Civil War James Jay Archer (December 19, 1817 – October 24, 1864) was a lawyer and an officer in the United States Army during the Mexican-American War. He later served as a Brigadier General in the Confederate States Army (CSA) during the American Civil War. Taken as a prisoner of ... Read »


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    • Auguste Marie Raymond d'Arenberg


    • Benedict Arnold

    • Benedict Arnold

      American Revolutionary War Continental Army: British Army This monument was erected under the patronage of the State of Connecticut in the 55th year of the Independence of the U.S.A. in memory of the brave patriots massacred at Fort Griswold near this spot on the 6th of Sept. AD 1781, when the British, under the comm ... Read »


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    • Thomas Ashe (writer)

    • Thomas Ashe (1770–1835) was an Irish novelist and miscellaneous writer. Ashe was the third son of a half-pay officer, and was born at Glasnevin, near Dublin, 15 July 1770. He received a commission in the 83rd regiment of foot, which, however, was almost immediately afterwards disbanded; and he was sent to a count ... Read »


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    • Julie d'Aubigny


    • Pierre Augereau

    • Pierre Augereau

      Charles Pierre François Augereau, 1st Duc de Castiglione (21 October 1757 – 12 June 1816) was a soldier and general and Marshal of France. After serving in the French Revolutionary Wars he earned rapid promotion while fighting against Spain and soon found himself a division commander under Napoleon Bonaparte in ... Read »


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    • Waightstill Avery

    • Waightstill Avery (10 May 1741 in Groton, Connecticut – 13 March 1821 in Morganton, North Carolina) was an early American lawyer and soldier. He is noted for fighting a duel with future U.S. president Andrew Jackson in 1788. Avery was descended from the Plantagenet Kings of England, as well as several Magna C ... Read »


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    • Anton Bacalbașa


    • Beauchamp Bagenal

    • Beauchamp Bagenal (1741 – 1 May 1802) was an Irish rake, buck, duellist and politician. He was born in County Carlow in 1741, son of Walter Bagenal, and his second wife Eleanor Beauchamp, and inherited the family estates aged 11. Bagenal gained a reputation as a hell raiser and serial heartbreaker, and was report ... Read »


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    • Alexander Lindsay, 6th Earl of Balcarres

    • Alexander Lindsay, 6th Earl of Balcarres and de jure 23rd Earl of Crawford (18 January 1752 – 27 March 1825) was the son of James Lindsay, 5th Earl of Balcarres. He was a general in the British Army. He entered the army at the age of fifteen as an ensign, in the 53rd Regiment of Foot. After attending Eton Col ... Read »


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    • Thomas Baltzell

    • Thomas Baltzell (July 11, 1804 – January 1866) was an American lawyer and politician who was the first popularly elected chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court. Baltzell was also a Florida Territory Senator and a Florida State Representative as well as a Florida Constitutional Convention delegate for two of th ... Read »


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    • James Nelson Barker

    • James Nelson Barker (June 17, 1784 – March 9, 1858) was an American soldier, playwright, and politician. He rose to the rank of Major in the Army during the War of 1812, wrote ten plays, and served as mayor of Philadelphia. Barker was born on June 17, 1784, in Philadelphia. He was the fourth son of John Barke ... Read »


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    • James Barron

    • James Barron

      James Barron (September 15, 1768 – April 21, 1851) was an officer in the United States Navy. He served in the Quasi-War and the Barbary Wars, during which he commanded a number of famous ships, including the USS Essex and the USS President. As Commander of the frigate USS Chesapeake, he was court-martialed for ... Read »


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    • James Barry (surgeon)

    • James Barry (surgeon)

      Note: Due to the circumstances of Barry's life, this article avoids the use of gendered pronouns (see Talk page). Dr James Miranda Steuart Barry (c. 1789/1799 – 25 July 1865, born Margaret Ann Bulkley), was a military surgeon in the British Army, born in Ireland. Barry obtained a medical degree from the Univer ... Read »


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    • William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath

    • William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath

      William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, PC (22 March 1684 – 7 July 1764) was an English politician, a Whig, created the first Earl of Bath in 1742 by King George II; he is sometimes stated to have been Prime Minister, for the shortest term ever (two days), though most modern sources reckon that he cannot be conside ... Read »


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    • José Batlle y Ordóñez


    • John Beaumont (died 1701)

    • John Beaumont (c. 1636 – 3 July 1701) was an English soldier at the time of the Glorious Revolution and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1685 and 1695. Beaumont was born at Burton, Lincolnshire, the son of Sapcote Beaumont, 2nd Viscount Beaumont of Swords and his wife Bridget Monson. He was e ... Read »


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    • Fernando Belaúnde Terry


    • Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellomont

    • Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellomont

      Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellomont KB PC(I) (6 April 1738 – 20 October 1800) was an Irish peer. He held the political position as one of joint Postmasters General of Ireland. Charles was the son of Charles Coote MP (1695–1750) and Prudence Geering of Cootehill, County Cavan was born 6 April 1738 and ba ... Read »


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    • Richard Coote, 1st Earl of Bellomont

    • Richard Coote, 1st Earl of Bellomont

      Richard Coote, 1st Earl of Bellomont (sometimes spelled Bellamont, 1636 – 5 March 1700/01), known as The Lord Coote between 1683–89, was a member of the English Parliament and a colonial governor. Born in Ireland, he was an early supporter of William and Mary, siding with them in the Glorious Revolution ... Read »


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    • Thomas Hart Benton (politician)

    • Thomas Hart Benton (politician)

      Thomas Hart Benton (March 14, 1782 – April 10, 1858), nicknamed "Old Bullion", was a U.S. Senator from Missouri and a staunch advocate of westward expansion of the United States. He served in the Senate from 1821 to 1851, becoming the first member of that body to serve five terms. Benton was a strong supporter ... Read »


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    • Cyrano de Bergerac

    • Cyrano de Bergerac

      Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac (6 March 1619 – 28 July 1655) was a French novelist, playwright, epistolarian and duelist. A bold and innovative author, his work was part of the libertine literature of the first half of the seventeenth century. Today he is best known as the inspiration for Edmond Rostand's most ... Read »


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    • Grantley Berkeley

    • The Honourable George Charles Grantley Fitzhardinge Berkeley (10 February 1800 – 20 February 1881), known as Grantley Berkeley, was a British politician, writer and sportsman. Berkeley was the sixth son of Frederick Berkeley, 5th Earl of Berkeley, by Mary Cole, daughter of William Cole. He was the brother of ... Read »


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    • Ernst von Bibra

    • Ernst von Bibra

      Dr. Ernst Freiherr von Bibra (9 June 1806 in Schwebheim – 5 June 1878 in Nuremberg) was a German Naturalist (Natural history scientist) and author. Ernst was a botanist, zoologist, metallurgist, chemist, geographer, travel writer, novelist, duellist, art collector and trailblazer in ethnopsychopharmacology. E ... Read »


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    • Otto von Bismarck

    • Otto von Bismarck

      Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg (1 April 1815 – 30 July 1898), known as Otto von Bismarck, was a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890. In the 1860s he engineered a series of wars that unified the German states, significant ... Read »


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    • Tomás Bobhdacing


    • Amby Bodkin

    • Amby Bodkin, Irish lawyer and duelist, fl. 1777 - 1795. Bodkin was a descendant of The Tribes of Galway and a lawyer on the Connacht circuit. His ancestor was Tomás Bobhdacing, (fl. 1300). He was a member of the committee who met annually at either Galway or Clonmel to look into the code of dueling. Bodkin was one ... Read »


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    • Harry Powlett, 6th Duke of Bolton

    • Admiral Harry Powlett, 6th Duke of Bolton PC (6 November 1720 – 25 December 1794) was a British nobleman and naval officer. He was the second son of Harry Powlett, 4th Duke of Bolton by his wife Catherine Parry. He was educated at Winchester College (1728–1729). He joined the Royal Navy, and on 4 March ... Read »


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    • Pierre Bossier

    • Pierre Bossier

      Pierre Evariste Jean-Baptiste Bossier (March 22, 1797 – April 24, 1844) was a soldier, planter, and politician born in , Louisiana. He is the namesake of Bossier Parish (pronounced BO zhure), which includes the parish seat of Benton and the larger Bossier City, located east of the Red River across from Shreveport ... Read »


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    • Franciszek Ksawery Branicki

    • Franciszek Ksawery Branicki

      Franciszek Ksawery Branicki (1730, Barwałd Górny – 1819) was a Polish nobleman, magnate, count, diplomat, politician, military commander and one of the leaders of the Targowica Confederation. He was appointed the Great Crown Podstoli in 1764, Ambassador in Berlin in 1765, Master of the Hunt of the Crown in 1 ... Read »


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    • David C. Broderick

    • David C. Broderick

      David Colbreth Broderick (February 4, 1820 – September 16, 1859) was an attorney and politician, elected by the legislature as Democratic U.S. Senator from California. Born in Washington, DC, to Irish immigrant parents, he lived in New York until moving to California during the Gold Rush. He was a first cousin of ... Read »


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    • Preston Brooks

    • Preston Brooks

      Preston Smith Brooks (August 5, 1819 – January 27, 1857) was an American politician and Member of the US House of Representative from South Carolina, serving from 1853 until his resignation in July 1856 and again from August 1856 until his death. Brooks, a Democrat, was a fervent advocate of slavery and states' r ... Read »


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    • Andrew Brown (Philadelphia Gazette)

    • Andrew Brown was an Irish soldier, journalist and congressional reporter. He was born in the north of Ireland about 1744, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, after which he joined the British army as an officer, serving in North America. According to "He settled in Massachusetts, and fought on the American s ... Read »


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    • Denis Browne (politician)

    • Denis Browne (1763 – 14 August 1828) was an Irish politician. Browne was the second son of two sons and four daughters born to Peter Browne, 2nd Earl of Altamont and Elizabeth Kelly of Lisduffe, County Galway. He was born and raised at the family home of Westport House, County Mayo. He was a direct descendant ... Read »


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    • Matthew Browne

    • Sir Matthew Browne (1563 – 1 August 1603) of Betchworth Castle, Surrey, MP, was the only son of Sir Thomas Browne and Mabel Fitzwilliam. He was involved in legal and financial transactions concerning the Globe Theatre in 1601. He was killed in a duel with his kinsman, Sir John Townshend, on 1 August 1603. Mat ... Read »


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    • Montfort Browne

    • Montfort Browne (fl. 1760–1780) was a British Army officer and Tory, and a major landowner and developer of British West Florida in the 1760s and 1770s. He commanded the Prince of Wales' American Regiment, a Loyalist regiment, in the American Revolutionary War. He served as lieutenant governor of West Florida from ... Read »


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    • George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

    • George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

      George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, 20th Baron de Ros, KG, PC, FRS (30 January 1628 – 16 April 1687) was an English statesman and poet. George was the son of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, favourite of James I and Charles I, and his wife Katherine Manners. He was only seven months old when ... Read »


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    • John Bull (gunman)

    • John Bull (1836 – 1929) was a little-known yet nonetheless deadly gunman of the American Old West. He is featured in the book "Deadly Dozen", written by author Robert K. DeArment as one of the twelve most underrated gunmen of the 19th century west. Born John Edwin Bull, in England, little more is known of his ... Read »


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    • Francis Burdett

    • Francis Burdett

      Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Baronet (25 January 1770 – 23 January 1844) was an English reformist politician, the son of Francis Burdett and his wife Eleanor, daughter of William Jones of Ramsbury manor, Wiltshire, and grandson of Sir Robert Burdett, Bart. From 1820 until his death he lived at 25 St James's Place. ... Read »


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    • Edward A. Burke

    • Edward Austin Burke or Burk (September 13, 1839 – September 24, 1928), was the Democratic state treasurer of Louisiana following Reconstruction. Burke later fled to Honduras after it was discovered that there were misappropriations of state treasury funds. While in Honduras Burke became a major land owner and held ... Read »


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    • Aaron Burr

    • Aaron Burr

      Aaron Burr Jr. (February 6, 1756 – September 14, 1836) was 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 successfu ... Read »


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    • Peter Burrowes

    • Peter Burrowes (1753–1841) was an Irish barrister and politician. He was born in Portarlington, County Laois in 1753. At Trinity College, Dublin, which he entered in 1774, he distinguished himself in the debates of the College Historical Society. While still a student at the Middle Temple, in 1784, he published a ... Read »


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    • William Byron, 5th Baron Byron

    • William Byron, 5th Baron Byron (5 November 1722 – 19 May 1798), also known as "the Wicked Lord" and "the Devil Byron", was a British peer, nobleman, politician, and the poet George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron's great uncle. He was the son of William Byron, 4th Baron Byron and his wife Hon. Frances Berkeley, a de ... Read »


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    • John Cadwalader (general)

    • John Cadwalader (general)

      John Cadwalader (January 10, 1742 – February 10, 1786) was a commander of Pennsylvania troops during the American Revolutionary War. John Cadwalader was born in Trenton, New Jersey of Quaker parentage, the eldest son of Thomas Cadwalader (1707–1779) and Hannah Lambert, his wife. In 1750, the Cadwalader f ... Read »


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    • George Canning

    • George Canning

      George Canning, PC, FRS (11 April 1770 – 8 August 1827) was a British statesman and Tory politician who served in various senior cabinet positions under numerous Prime Ministers, before himself serving as Prime Minister for the final four months of his life. The son of an actress and a failed businessman and l ... Read »


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    • James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan

    • James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan

      Crimean War Lieutenant General James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan KCB (16 October 1797 – 28 March 1868) was an officer in the British Army who commanded the Light Brigade during the Crimean War. He led the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava. Throughout his life in politics and hi ... Read »


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    • James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle

    • James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle (c. 1580 – March 1636) was a British noble. A Scot, he was the son of Sir James Hay of Fingask (a member of a younger branch of the Erroll family), and of Margaret Murray, cousin of George Hay, afterwards 1st Earl of Kinnoull. He was knighted and taken into favour by James VI ... Read »


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    • Luis Carrera

    • Luis Carrera

      Colonel Luis Florentino Juan Manuel Silvestre de los Dolores de la Carrera y Verdugo (1791 – April 8, 1818) was a Chilean military officer who fought in the Chilean War of Independence. Together with his brothers José Miguel and Juan José, they were some of most important leaders of Chilean struggle for inde ... Read »


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    • Samuel Price Carson

    • Samuel Price Carson (January 22, 1798 – November 2, 1838) was an American political leader and farmer in both North Carolina and Texas. He served as Congressional Representative from North Carolina. He was born in Pleasant Gardens, North Carolina, and studied under private tutors in Pleasant Gardens; engaged in ag ... Read »


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    • Giacomo Casanova

    • Giacomo Casanova

      Giacomo Girolamo Casanova (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒaːkomo dʒiˈrɔːlamo kazaˈnɔːva] or [kasaˈnɔːva]; 2 April 1725 – 4 June 1798) was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography, Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life), is regarded as one ... Read »


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    • Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh

    • Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh

      Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry, KG, GCH, PC, PC (18 June 1769 – 12 August 1822), usually known as Lord Castlereagh (/ˈkɑːsəlreɪ/ KAH-sul-RAY), was an Irish/British statesman. As British Foreign Secretary, from 1812 he was central to the management of the coalition that defeated Napoleon ... Read »


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    • Felice Cavallotti

    • Felice Cavallotti

      Felice Cavallotti (6 November 1842 – 6 March 1898) was an Italian politician, poet and dramatic author. Born in Milan, Cavallotti fought with the Garibaldian Corps in their 1860 and 1866 campaigns during the Italian Wars of Independence. Following his military service he created a series of anti-monarchical ... Read »


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    • Henri de Talleyrand-Périgord, comte de Chalais


    • Henry Cousins Chambers

    • Henry Cousins Chambers (July 26, 1823 – May 1, 1871) was a Confederate politician during the American Civil War. He was born in Limestone County, Alabama, the son of Henry H. Chambers. He later moved to Mississippi and served in the state legislature in 1859. He represented Mississippi in the First Confederate Co ... Read »


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    • George Brydges, 6th Baron Chandos

    • George Brydges, 6th Baron Chandos (1620–1655) was a supporter of Charles I of England during his struggle with Parliament, and distinguished himself at the first Battle of Newbury in 1643. Afterwards he fought in the west of England. He paid a large fine to the parliament at the close of the First English Civil W ... Read »


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    • Grey Brydges, 5th Baron Chandos

    • Grey Brydges, 5th Baron Chandos (c. 1580 – 10 August 1621) was an English nobleman and courtier. He was the only son of William Brydges, 4th Baron Chandos, who died on 18 November 1602, and Mary Hopton, who was daughter of Sir Owen Hopton. He was M.P. for Cricklade, in 1597. Brydges and his family we ... Read »


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    • Philip Stanhope, 2nd Earl of Chesterfield

    • Philip Stanhope, 2nd Earl of Chesterfield PC FRS (1634 – 28 January 1714) was a peer in the peerage of England. He was the son of Henry Stanhope, Lord Stanhope and his wife, Katherine Wotton. He inherited the title of Earl of Chesterfield on the death of his grandfather in 1656. He was educated by Poliander, ... Read »


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    • Jonathan Cilley

    • Jonathan Cilley

      Jonathan Cilley (July 2, 1802 – February 24, 1838) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine. He served part of one term in the 25th Congress. Cilley died during his term as the result of a wound sustained in a duel with another Congressman, William J. Graves of Kentucky. Jonathan Cilley wa ... Read »


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    • William C. C. Claiborne

    • William C. C. Claiborne

      William Charles Cole Claiborne (c.1773-75 – 23 November 1817) was a United States politician, best known as the first non-colonial Governor of Louisiana. He also has the distinction of possibly being the youngest Congressman in U.S. history, though reliable sources differ about his age. Claiborne supervised the t ... Read »


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    • Sir Walter Clarges, 1st Baronet

    • Sir Walter Clarges, 1st Baronet (4 July 1653 – March 1705/6) was an English Tory politician who served four separate terms in Parliament. An early ally of William of Orange, he inherited large holdings of land but no great ability from his father, Sir Thomas Clarges, and largely used his Parliamentary seat to adva ... Read »


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    • Daniel Clark (Louisiana politician)

    • Daniel Clark (circa 1766 – August 13, 1813) was the first Delegate from the Territory of Orleans to the United States House of Representatives. Born in Sligo, Ireland, he was reportedly educated at Eton College in England. Clark emigrated to the United States in the early 1780s, living with family members in Germ ... Read »


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    • Henry Clay

    • Henry Clay

      Henry Clay, Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was an American lawyer and planter, statesman, and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. He served three non-consecutive terms as Speaker of the House of Representatives and served as Secretary of S ... Read »


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    • Sherrard Clemens

    • Sherrard Clemens (April 28, 1820 – June 30, 1881) was a nineteenth-century politician and lawyer from Virginia and Missouri. He was a cousin to author Samuel L. Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain). He has a town named after himself which is in Marshall County West Virginia. Born in Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virgin ... Read »


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    • Thomas Lanier Clingman

    • Thomas Lanier Clingman

      American Civil War Thomas Lanier Clingman (July 27, 1812 – November 3, 1897), known as the "Prince of Politicians," was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1843 to 1845 and from 1847 to 1858, and U.S. senator from the state of North Carolina between 1858 and 1861. During the ... Read »


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    • Coccas (soldier)

    • Coccas (Greek: Κόκκας, died 552) was an Eastern Roman soldier who deserted to the Ostrogoths during the final stages of the Gothic War. Procopius calls him "a Roman soldier" and "a man of the Gothic army". His name is not Germanic, and might be Thracian. Coccas was part of Ostrogothic king Totila's a ... Read »


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    • William Coleman (editor)

    • William Coleman (February 14, 1766 – July 13, 1829) was the first editor of The New York Evening Post (today known as the New York Post), chosen by founder Alexander Hamilton. Coleman was born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 14, 1766. He studied law and was admitted to the bar, and moved to Greenfield, M ... Read »


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    • Henry Wharton Conway

    • Henry Wharton Conway

      Henry Wharton Conway (March 18, 1793 – November 9, 1827) was a United States naval officer during the War of 1812 and a politician in Arkansas Territory, who was elected as a territorial delegate (1823–1827) to the United States House of Representatives for three consecutive congresses. He died in 1827 as a r ... Read »


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    • Thomas Conway

    • Thomas Conway (February 27, 1735 – c. 1800) served as a major general in the American Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He became involved with the alleged Conway Cabal with Horatio Gates. He later served with Émigré forces during the French Revolutionary War. Conway was born in Ir ... Read »


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    • Manuel Corchado y Juarbe

    • Manuel Corchado y Juarbe (September 12, 1840 – November 30, 1884) was a Puerto Rican poet, journalist and politician who defended the abolition of slavery and the establishment of a University in Puerto Rico. Through his written works he criticized the way the people of Puerto Rico were being treated by the island ... Read »


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    • Jim Courtright (gunman)

    • Jim Courtright (gunman)

      Jim Courtright (born Timothy Isaiah Courtright, also known as "Longhair Jim" or "Big Jim" Courtright) (1848 – February 8, 1887), was a Sheriff in Ft. Worth, Texas from 1876-1879. In 1887, he was killed in a shootout with gambler and gunfighter Luke Short. Before his death, people feared Courtright's reputation as ... Read »


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    • George W. Crawford

    • George W. Crawford

      George Walker Crawford (December 22, 1798 – July 27, 1872) was a licensed attorney turned politician from Columbia County, Georgia. Crawford was appointed attorney general for the state in 1827, by Governor John Forsyth, serving in that capacity until 1831. Crawford also served five years in the General Assembly's ... Read »


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    • William H. Crawford

    • William H. Crawford

      William Harris Crawford (February 24, 1772 – September 15, 1834) was an American politician and judge during the early 19th century. He served as United States Secretary of War from 1815 to 1816 and United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1816 to 1825, and was a candidate for President of the United States in ... Read »


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    • Robert Crittenden

    • Robert Crittenden

      Robert Crittenden (January 1, 1797 – December 18, 1834) was an attorney and politician. In his capacity as territorial secretary, he served as acting Governor of Arkansas Territory. He was a co-founder of the Rose Law Firm. Robert Crittenden was born near Versailles, Kentucky, in the Bluegrass Region, into a ... Read »


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    • John Philpot Curran

    • John Philpot Curran

      John Philpot Curran (24 July 1750 – 14 October 1817) was an Irish orator, politician, wit, lawyer and judge, who held the office of Master of the Rolls in Ireland. Born in Newmarket, County Cork, he was the son of James and Sarah Curran. A friend of the family, Rev. Nathaniel Boyse, arranged to have Curran e ... Read »


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    • Denis Daly (Galway politician)

    • Denis Daly (1748 – 10 October 1791) of Dunsandle, Loughrea, County Galway, was an Irish landowner and politician. His father was James Daly of Carrownakelly and Dunsandle and his mother was Catherine Gore, daughter of Sir Ralph Gore. Daly owned estates in County Mayo, County Galway, County Clare, and County Lime ... Read »


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    • Dominick Daly

    • Sir Dominick Daly (11 August 1798 – 19 February 1868) was the Governor of Prince Edward Island from 11 July 1854 to 25 May 1859 and later Governor of South Australia from 4 March 1862 until his death on 19 February 1868. He was born in Ardfry, County Galway, Ireland in 1798 and studied in Birmingham. In 1823, he ... Read »


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    • John Moncure Daniel

    • John Moncure Daniel (1825-1865), of Richmond, Virginia, was the United States minister to the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1854-1861. However, he is best known for his role as the executive editor of the Richmond Examiner, one of the chief newspapers of the Confederate States of America. Editorials written by Daniel and his ... Read »


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    • Patrick D'Arcy


    • Christian Davies

    • Christian Davies (1667 – 7 July 1739), born Christian Cavanagh, was a female soldier (disguised as a man) and later a sutler for the 4th Dragoons, later the 2nd Royal North British Dragoons. She was also known as Kit Cavanagh and Mother Ross. She served, in disguise, as a trooper in the British Army—first as ... Read »


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    • Richard Nugent, Lord Delvin

    • Richard Nugent, Lord Delvin (1742 – 6 August 1761) was an Irish duellist and Member of Parliament. Nugent was the eldest son and heir of Thomas Nugent, 6th Earl of Westmeath and adopted the courtesy title of Lord Delvin in 1754 when his father acceded to the earldom. In 1759, he was elected Member of Parliament ... Read »


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    • James W. Denver

    • James W. Denver

      James William "Jim" Denver (October 23, 1817 – August 9, 1892) was an American politician, soldier and lawyer. He served in the California state government, as an officer in the United States Army in two wars, and as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from California. He served as se ... Read »


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    • Joseph Pearson

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    • Langford Peel

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    • Gabriele Pepe

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    • Henry Percy, Baron Percy of Alnwick

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    • Diambra de Petinella

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    • William Pitt the Younger

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    • George Poindexter

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    • Peter Pond

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    • Andrew Porter (Civil War general)

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    • Peter Buell Porter

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    • Charles Price (Royalist)

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    • Alexander Pushkin

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    • Count von Racowitza

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    • John Randolph of Roanoke

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    • Thomas Caute Reynolds

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    • Adolph Ribbing

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    • Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond

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    • Richard Riker

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    • Tiger Roche

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      David "Tiger" Roche, (1729 – ?) was a celebrated soldier, duellist and adventurer, variously hailed as a hero and damned as a thief and a murderer at many times during his stormy life. Roche was born to a middle-class family in Dublin in 1729 and received a gentleman's education, he was in fact so well turned o ... Read »


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    • Robert Ross (Royal Marines officer)

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