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Biographical Illustrations Collection

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Cromwell, (1599-1658), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Cromwell, (1599-1658), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Cromwell, (1599-1658), 1830. Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) English military and political leader who served as Lord Protector was an intensely religious man

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: J. Thomson, (c1700-1748), 1830. Creator: Unknown

J. Thomson, (c1700-1748), 1830. Creator: Unknown
J. Thomson, (c1700-1748), 1830. James Thomson (c1700-1748) Scottish poet and playwright who worked as a tutor in London, one of sixteen Scottish poets

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Themistocles, (c 524-459 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Themistocles, (c 524-459 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Themistocles, (c 524-459 BC), 1830. Themistocles (c 524-459 BC) Athenian non-aristocratic politician and general who rose to prominence in the Athenian democracy

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Sir. R. Steele, (1672-1729), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Sir. R. Steele, (1672-1729), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Sir. R. Steele, (1672-1729), 1830. Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729) Irish writer, playwright, and politician, educated at Charterhouse, Christ Church and Merton Colleges, Oxford

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: A. Stanislaus, (1732-1798), 1830. Creator: Unknown

A. Stanislaus, (1732-1798), 1830. Creator: Unknown
A. Stanislaus, (1732-1798), 1830. Stanislaw August Poniatowski (1732-1798) King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1764 to 1795

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Sterne, (1713-1768), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Sterne, (1713-1768), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Sterne, (1713-1768), 1830. Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) Irish novelist and Anglican clergyman who attended Jesus College, Cambridge, he published sermons, wrote memoirs

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: F. Ximines, (1436- 1517), 1830. Creator: Unknown

F. Ximines, (1436- 1517), 1830. Creator: Unknown
F. Ximines, (1436- 1517), 1830. Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros (1436- 1517), Spanish cardinal, religious figure, and statesman, twice regent of Spain

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: G. Steevens, (1736-1800), 1830. Creator: Unknown

G. Steevens, (1736-1800), 1830. Creator: Unknown
G. Steevens, (1736-1800), 1830. George Steevens (1736-1800) English Shakespearean commentator and director of the East India Company, educated at Eton College and at Kings College, Cambridge

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Stillingfleet, (1702-1771), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Stillingfleet, (1702-1771), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Stillingfleet, (1702-1771), 1830. Benjamin Stillingfleet (1702-1771) English botanist, translator and author educated at Trinity College

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Titian, (c1488-1576), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Titian, (c1488-1576), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Titian, (c1488-1576), 1830. Tiziano Vecelli (c1488-1576) Italian Renaissance painter of the Venetian school sought after by patrons notably the Habsburgs and papacy

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Sir P. Sidney, (1554-1586), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Sir P. Sidney, (1554-1586), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Sir P. Sidney, (1554-1586), 1830. Philip Sidney (1554-1586) English poet, courtier, scholar, and soldier, an aristocrat educated at Christ Church, Oxford and prominent figure of the Elizabethan age

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Southcott, (1750- 1814), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Southcott, (1750- 1814), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Southcott, (1750- 1814), 1830. Joanna Southcott (1750- 1814) self-described religious prophetess, dismissed as a domestic servant she joined the Wesleyan Church

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Socrates, (c470-399 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Socrates, (c470-399 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Socrates, (c470-399 BC), 1830. Socrates (c470-399 BC) Athenian moral philosopher influential in Western ethical traditions of thought

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Thucydides, (c460-400 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Thucydides, (c460-400 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Thucydides, (c460-400 BC), 1830. Thucydides (c460-400 BC) Athenian historian and general with a reputation for impartiality, evidence-gathering and analysis

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Schiller, (1759-1805), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Schiller, (1759-1805), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Schiller, (1759-1805), 1830. Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Dr W. Sherlock, (c1641-1707), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Dr W. Sherlock, (c1641-1707), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Dr W. Sherlock, (c1641-1707), 1830. William Sherlock (c1641-1707) English church leader educated at St Saviours Grammar School

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Tippoo Saib, (1750-1799), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Tippoo Saib, (1750-1799), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Tippoo Saib, (1750-1799), 1830. Tipu Sultan (1750-1799) ruler of Mysore, a pioneer of rocket artillery deployed in the Anglo-Mysore War

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Shakspeare, (1564-1616), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Shakspeare, (1564-1616), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Shakspeare, (1564-1616), 1830. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English poet, playwright, actor and dramatist. He married Anne Hathaway aged 18 and joined the Lord Chamberlains Men after 1585

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: R. B. Sheridan, (1751-1816), 1830. Creator: Unknown

R. B. Sheridan, (1751-1816), 1830. Creator: Unknown
R. B. Sheridan, (1751-1816), 1830. Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) Irish satirist, playwright, poet, and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, educated at Harrow School

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Rubens, (1577-1640), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Rubens, (1577-1640), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Rubens, (1577-1640), 1830. Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) influential and prolific Flemish Baroque artist of the Counter-Reformation, humanist scholar and diplomat

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Prince Rupert, (1619-1682), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Prince Rupert, (1619-1682), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Prince Rupert, (1619-1682), 1830. Prince Rupert of the Rhine (1619-1682) German army officer, admiral, scientist and colonial governor in Canada

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Ruyter, (1607-1676), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Ruyter, (1607-1676), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Ruyter, (1607-1676), 1830. Michiel de Ruyter (1607-1676) Dutch admiral during the Anglo-Dutch Wars, folk hero known for his part in the Raid on the Medway

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Varro, (116-27 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Varro, (116-27 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Varro, (116-27 BC), 1830. Marcus Terentius Varro (116-27 BC) ancient Roman scholar and writer, one of twenty commissioners for Julius Caesar

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: J. Watt, (1736-1819), 1830. Creator: Unknown

J. Watt, (1736-1819), 1830. Creator: Unknown
J. Watt, (1736-1819), 1830. James Watt (1736-1819) Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist, home educated. He improved the Newcomen steam engine

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Sir W. Temple, (1628-1699), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Sir W. Temple, (1628-1699), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Sir W. Temple, (1628-1699), 1830. Sir William Temple (1628-1699) English statesman and essayist educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge who as a diplomat

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Radcliffe, (1650-1714), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Radcliffe, (1650-1714), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Radcliffe, (1650-1714), 1830. John Radcliffe (1650-1714) English physician, academic and politician educated at the University of Oxford

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Napoleon, (1769-1821), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Napoleon, (1769-1821), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Napoleon, (1769-1821), 1830. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) French statesman and military leader of Italian descent who rose to prominence during the French Revolution

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Merula, (c1430-1494), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Merula, (c1430-1494), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Merula, (c1430-1494), 1830. Georgius Merula (c1430-1494) Italian humanist and classical scholar. From " Biographical Illustrations", by Alfred Howard. [Thomas Tegg, R. Griffin and Co. J

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Mercator, (1512-1594), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Mercator, (1512-1594), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Mercator, (1512-1594), 1830. Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594) Belgian geographer, cosmographer and cartographer known for his 1569 world map of sailing courses with rhumb lines

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Ptolemy Lagus, (c367-282 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Ptolemy Lagus, (c367-282 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Ptolemy Lagus, (c367-282 BC), 1830. Ptolemy I Soter (c367-282 BC) companion and historian of Alexander the Great, founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty and ruler of Egypt

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Pythagoras, (c570-c495 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Pythagoras, (c570-c495 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Pythagoras, (c570-c495 BC), 1830. Pythagoras (c570-c495 BC) ancient Ionian Greek philosopher whose political and religious teachings influenced the philosophies of Plato, Aristotle, and through them

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Sir J. Reynolds, (1723-1792), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Sir J. Reynolds, (1723-1792), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Sir J. Reynolds, (1723-1792), 1830. Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) English painter who promoted the Grand Style, founder and first president of the Royal Academy of Arts, knighted by George III in 1769

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: I. Newton, (1642-1727), 1830. Creator: Unknown

I. Newton, (1642-1727), 1830. Creator: Unknown
I. Newton, (1642-1727), 1830. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author, educated at Trinity College, Cambridge

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Moliere, (1622-1673), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Moliere, (1622-1673), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Moliere, (1622-1673), 1830. Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (1622-1673) known as Moliere. French playwright, actor and poet, regarded as one of the greatest writers in the French language

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Peter the Great, (1672-1725), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Peter the Great, (1672-1725), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Peter the Great, (1672-1725), 1830. Peter the Great (1672-1725) ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later the Russian Empire from 7 May 1682 until his death in 1725

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Percy, (1729-1811), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Percy, (1729-1811), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Percy, (1729-1811), 1830. Thomas Percy (1729-1811) Bishop of Dromore, chaplain to George III and Romantic poet educated at Christ Church, Oxford, a friend of Samuel Johnson and James Boswell

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Solon, (c630-c560 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Solon, (c630-c560 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Solon, (c630-c560 BC), 1830. Solon (c630-c560 BC) Athenian statesman, lawmaker and poet who legislated against political, economic and moral decline

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Seldon, (1584-1654), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Seldon, (1584-1654), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Seldon, (1584-1654), 1830. John Selden (1584-1654) English jurist, scholar of Englands ancient laws and constitution and specialist in Jewish law

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: W. Pitt, Earl of Chatham, (1708-1778), 1830. Creator: Unknown

W. Pitt, Earl of Chatham, (1708-1778), 1830. Creator: Unknown
W. Pitt, Earl of Chatham, (1708-1778), 1830. William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708-1778) British Whig who served as Prime Minister mid 18th century

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: I. Oliver, (c1565-1617), 1830. Creator: Unknown

I. Oliver, (c1565-1617), 1830. Creator: Unknown
I. Oliver, (c1565-1617), 1830. Isaac Oliver (c1565-1617) English portrait miniature painter. Moved to England with Huguenot parents to escape Wars of Religion in France

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Lord F. North, (1732-1792), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Lord F. North, (1732-1792), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Lord F. North, (1732-1792), 1830. Frederick North, Lord North (1732-1792) British Prime Minister from 1770 to 1782, educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Oxford

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Leibnitz, (1646-1716), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Leibnitz, (1646-1716), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Leibnitz, (1646-1716), 1830. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) German polymath, logicians, mathematician and natural philosopher of the Enlightenment who also made contributions to physics

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: J. Hooper, (c1495-1555), 1830. Creator: Unknown

J. Hooper, (c1495-1555), 1830. Creator: Unknown
J. Hooper, (c1495-1555), 1830. John Hooper (c1495-1555) English churchman, Anglican Bishop of Gloucester, and Worcester, and Protestant reformer

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Machiavel, (1469-1527), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Machiavel, (1469-1527), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Machiavel, (1469-1527), 1830. Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) Italian diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher, writer, playwright and poet of the Renaissance

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Lord Hood, (1724- 1816), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Lord Hood, (1724- 1816), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Lord Hood, (1724- 1816), 1830. Admiral Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood (1724- 1816) Royal Navy officer. Served in the War of the Austrian Succession, the Seven Years War

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Kircher, (1602-1680), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Kircher, (1602-1680), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Kircher, (1602-1680), 1830. Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680) German Jesuit scholar and polymath who published works on comparative religion, geology, and medicine

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Sir J. Fastolffe, (1380-1459), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Sir J. Fastolffe, (1380-1459), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Sir J. Fastolffe, (1380-1459), 1830. Sir John Fastolf (1380-1459) medieval English landowner and knight who fought in the Hundred Years War

Background imageBiographical Illustrations Collection: Hampden, (c1594- 1643), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Hampden, (c1594- 1643), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Hampden, (c1594- 1643), 1830. John Hampden (c1594- 1643) English politician and leading parliamentarian involved in challenging the authority of Charles I of England before the English Civil War



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