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Akenside, Mark

Robin Dix.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Medicine and Health. 2871 words.

Akenside, Mark (1721–1770), poet and physician, was born on 9 November 1721 in Butcher Bank, St Nicholas, Newcastle upon Tyne, the sixth of seven children of Mark Akenside (b. 1676),...

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Andrews, Richard

W. H. Kelliher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Medicine and Health. 878 words.

Andrews, Richard (bap. 1575, d. 1634), physician and poet, was baptized on 31 July 1575 at St Leonard Eastcheap, London, the second son of William Andrews (d. 1588), twice joint warden of...

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Armstrong, John

James Sambrook.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Medicine and Health. 2175 words.

Armstrong, John (1708/9–1779), physician and poet, was born in late 1708 or early 1709 at Castleton, Roxburghshire, the eldest son and third child of Robert Armstrong (1661–1732),...

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Bakewell, Thomas

Leonard D. Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Medicine and Health. 963 words.

Bakewell, Thomas (1761–1835), mad-doctor and poet, was born on 1 June 1761 at Kingstone, near Uttoxeter, in Staffordshire. He was raised by his maternal grandfather, John Chadwick, who kept...

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Barclay, William

Matthew Steggle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 612 words.

Barclay, William (b. c. 1570, d. in or after 1627), medical writer and Latin poet, was born at Cullen, Banffshire, one of at least three sons of Walter Barclay (d. 1587), the...

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Baynard, Edward

Mark S. R. Jenner.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Medicine and Health. 1107 words.

Baynard, Edward (1641?–1717), physician and poet, was probably born in 1641, possibly in Preston, Lancashire. His parentage and schooling are somewhat obscure, but Jeremy Collier states...

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Beattie, William

P. B. Austin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Medicine and Health. 1469 words.

Beattie, William (1793–1875), physician and poet, was born at Dalton, Annandale, and baptized there on 23 February 1793, the son of James Beattie (d. 1809), architect, surveyor, and...

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Bennet, Sanford Fillmore

Barbara L. Tischler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Religion; Medicine and Health. 413 words.

Bennet, Sanford Fillmore (21 June 1836–11 June 1898), physician and writer of popular verses and hymn texts, was born in Eden, New York, the son of Robert Bennet and Sally Kent. After...

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Bowden, Samuel

Arthur Sherbo.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Medicine and Health. 388 words.

Bowden, Samuel (fl. 1733–1761), physician and poet, of Frome, Somerset, the dates of whose birth and death are not known, was the author of two volumes of poetry, Poetical Essays on Several...

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Church, Benjamin

Edward W. Hanson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Medicine and Health. 1036 words.

Church, Benjamin (24 August 1734– January 1778?), physician, poet, and traitor, was born in Newport, Rhode Island, the son of Benjamin Church, a vendue master, and Hannah Dyer. By 1740 the...

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