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Arnold, Matthew (1822–1888), poet, writer, and inspector of schools

Stefan Collini.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Political Institutions; Public Administration; Organization and Management of Education. 7389 words.

Arnold, Matthew (1822–1888), poet, writer, and inspector of schools, was born at Laleham-on-Thames, Middlesex, on 24 December 1822, the eldest son and second of the nine surviving children...

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Ashby, George (b. before 1385?, d. 1475), administrator and poet

John Scattergood.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Political Institutions; Public Administration. 887 words.

Ashby, George (b. before 1385?, d. 1475), administrator and poet, was of unknown origins. Many of the details of his life have to be deduced from his surviving poems, but they are borne out...

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Baynes, Roger (1546–1623), author and administrator

Michael E. Williams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Literature. 660 words.

Baynes, Roger (1546–1623), author and administrator, was the son of Hugh Baynes of Shrewsbury. In his will he mentions a brother who married in Spain and two brothers living in England. He...

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Becon, Richard (fl. 1567–1611), author and administrator

Sean Kelsey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Literature. 847 words.

Becon, Richard (fl. 1567–1611), author and administrator, is of unknown parents but is said to have descended from a Suffolk family. If this is so, then he and his family would appear to...

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Buchanan, George (1506–1582), poet, historian, and administrator

D. M. Abbott.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; History; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 4559 words.

Buchanan, George (1506–1582), poet, historian, and administrator, was born about 1 February 1506 at a farm called The Moss in Killearn parish, Stirlingshire, the fifth of eight children of...

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Cavendish, Lucy Caroline (1841–1925)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Political Institutions; Public Administration. 11 words.

See Cavendish, Lord Frederick Charles

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Chaucer, Geoffrey (c. 1340–1400), poet and administrator

Douglas Gray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Political Institutions; Public Administration. 13599 words.

Chaucer, Geoffrey (c. 1340–1400), poet and administrator, was probably born in the early 1340s. Neither the date nor the place of his birth can be fixed with certainty. Since in October...

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Cooke, Edward (bap. 1755, d. 1820), government official and political pamphleteer

P. J. Jupp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 2395 words.

Cooke, Edward (bap. 1755, d. 1820), government official and political pamphleteer, was baptized on 27 June 1755 at Denham, Buckinghamshire, the third and only surviving son of William Cooke...

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Curtis, Lionel George (1872–1955), writer and public servant

Alex May.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Literature. 4696 words.

Curtis, Lionel George (1872–1955), writer and public servant, was born at The Outwoods, near Derby, on 7 March 1872, the youngest of four children of the Revd George James Curtis (d. 1904),...

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Dickenson, John (c. 1570–1635/6), author and government official

Gavin Alexander.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Literature. 1869 words.

Dickenson, John (c. 1570–1635/6), author and government official, began and ended his career in London but spent much of his adult life in the Low Countries and Germany. Nothing is known of...

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