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Taine, Hippolyte Adolphe

H. S. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Education; Philosophy; History. 1152 words.

Taine, Hippolyte Adolphe (1828–1893), philosopher, critic, and historian, was born on 12 April 1828 at Vouziers in the Ardennes, the only son and first of three children of Jean-Baptiste...

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van Heijenoort, Jean

Anita Burdman Feferman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Education; History; Philosophy; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1242 words.

van Heijenoort, Jean (23 July 1912–30 March 1986), logician, historian, and one-time revolutionary, was born Jean Louis Maxime van Heijenoort in Creil, France, the only child of Jean (Jan)...

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Walter, Henry

G. Martin Murphy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Education; History; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 365 words.

Walter, Henry (1785–1859), Church of England clergyman, natural philosopher and historian, born at Louth in Lincolnshire on 28 January 1785, was the eldest of the eighteen children of James...

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Watson, Robert

Jeffrey R. Smitten.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; History. 1433 words.

Watson, Robert (1730?–1781), historian and rhetorician, was born in St Andrews, the son of Andrew Watson, an apothecary and brewer. Nothing is known of his early years, though records show...

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Westermarck, Edvard Alexander [Edward]

Timothy Stroup.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Sociology; Philosophy. 4103 words.

Westermarck, Edvard Alexander [Edward] (1862–1939), anthropologist, sociologist, and philosopher, was born in Helsinki, Finland, on 20 November 1862, the third son and fourth of five...

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Whitrow, Gerald James

Frank A. J. L. James.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Education; History; Philosophy of Science. 946 words.

Whitrow, Gerald James (1912–2000), mathematician, historian, and philosopher of science, was born on 9 June 1912 at Kimmeridge, Dorset, the eldest son of George William Whitrow (1875–1953),...

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