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Gilbert, Thomas (bap. 1713, d. 1766), satirist and rake

James Sambrook.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Literature; Humour. 497 words.

Gilbert, Thomas (bap. 1713, d. 1766), satirist and rake, was baptized on 18 December 1713, at St Mary's, Whitechapel, the son of Thomas Gilbert, gentleman, and his wife, Susanna, of Stepney...

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Map, Walter (d. 1209/10), royal clerk, raconteur, and satirist

C. N. L. Brooke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Performing Arts; Literature; Humour. 2455 words.

Map, Walter (d. 1209/10), royal clerk, raconteur, and satirist, was probably born in or about the early 1130s. He sprang from a border family, probably living in Herefordshire, and may have...

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