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Doig, David

Gordon Goodwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; History. 758 words.

Doig, David (1718/19–1800), writer on history and philosophy, was born at Monifieth, Forfarshire, where he was baptized on 17 February 1719. His father, also David Doig, who was a small...

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Ferguson, Adam

Fania Oz-Salzberger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; History. 6532 words.

Ferguson, Adam (1723–1816), philosopher and historian, was born on 20 June 1723 in the village of Logierait, Perthshire, the youngest of nine children born to Adam Fergusson (1672–1754),...

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Forbes, Alexander, fourth Lord Forbes of Pitsligo

Murray G. H. Pittock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Education; Philosophy. 1653 words.

Forbes, Alexander, fourth Lord Forbes of Pitsligo (1678–1762), philosopher and Jacobite army officer, only son of the third lord, Alexander Forbes (c.1655–1690), and Lady Sophia Erskine (flnull...

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Ginsberg, Morris

A. H. Halsey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; Philosophy. 1381 words.

Ginsberg, Morris (1889–1970), sociologist and philosopher, was born in Lithuania on 14 May 1889, the son of Meyer Ginsberg, tobacco manufacturer. He migrated to Britain, where he attracted...

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Gordy, John Pancoast

David Warren Saxe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; History. 780 words.

Gordy, John Pancoast (21 December 1851–31 December 1908), historian, philosopher, and teacher, was born in Salisbury, Maryland, the son of Elijah Melson Pancoast and Martha Ellen Shepard....

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Halévy, Élie

H. S. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; History. 1486 words.

Halévy, Élie (1870–1937), historian and philosopher, was born on 6 September 1870 at Étretat, Normandy, in France. He was the elder son of Ludovic Halévy (1834–1908), writer and librettist,...

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Herbert, Edward, first Baron Herbert of Cherbury and first Baron Herbert of Castle Island

David A. Pailin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 6434 words.

Herbert, Edward, first Baron Herbert of Cherbury and first Baron Herbert of Castle Island (1582?–1648), diplomat and philosopher, the eldest son of Richard (d. 1596) and Magdalen Herbert (dnull...

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Hildreth, Richard

Lynn Gordon Hughes.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Education; Philosophy; History; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 1940 words.

Hildreth, Richard (28 June 1807–11 July 1865), journalist, antislavery activist, philosopher, and historian, was born in Deerfield, Massachusetts, the son of Hosea Hildreth, a...

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Hoernlé, (Reinhold Friedrich) Alfred

William Sweet.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Philosophy. 2180 words.

Hoernlé, (Reinhold Friedrich) Alfred (1880–1943), philosopher and social reformer in South Africa, was born in Bonn, Germany, on 27 November 1880.

His father, (Augustus Frederic)...

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Hume, David

John Robertson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; History. 19227 words.

Hume, David (1711–1776), philosopher and historian, was born in Edinburgh, probably in the family's home in the Lawnmarket, on 26 April 1711. He was the second son and third child of Joseph...

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