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Asimov, Isaac

Bill Peschel.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; History of Science and Technology; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1803 words.

Asimov, Isaac (02 January 1920–06 April 1992), writer, was born in Petrovichi, USSR, the son of Judah Asimov, a merchant, and Anna Rachel Berman. Asimov’s Russian-Jewish father and mother...

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Buckminster [Buckmaster], Thomas

Joseph Gross.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; History of Science and Technology; Literature; Publishing. 201 words.

Buckminster [Buckmaster], Thomas (1531/2–1599), Church of England clergyman and almanac writer, was vicar of Twickenham from 1562 to 1563, then rector at All Hallows-the-Great, London,...

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Cooper, Susan Augusta Fenimore

Sue Laslie Kimball.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Publishing; History of Science and Technology. 1012 words.

Cooper, Susan Augusta Fenimore (17 April 1813–31 December 1894), writer, was born at Heathcote Hill in Mamaroneck, Westchester County, New York, the daughter of the novelist James Fenimore...

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Hopton, Arthur

Bernard Capp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Mysticism; History of Science and Technology; Literature; Publishing. 687 words.

Hopton, Arthur (c. 1580–1614), mathematician and almanac maker, can probably be identified as the fourth son of Richard Hopton of Hopton, Shropshire, gentleman, and his wife, Anne, daughter...

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Peat, Thomas

A. F. Pollard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Education; Literature; Publishing. 441 words.

Peat, Thomas (1707/8–1780), lecturer on science and almanac editor, was born at Ashleyhay, near Wirksworth, Derbyshire, the son of a farmer. He soon showed an inclination for learning,...

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Tipper, John

Bernard Capp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Mysticism; History of Science and Technology; Literature; Publishing. 559 words.

Tipper, John (b. before 1680, d. 1713), mathematician and almanac maker, was born at Coventry. In 1699 he was elected master of Bablake Hospital school there at a salary of £20, which he...

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