Roger Sherman was born on April 19th, 1921 in Newton, Massachusetts. When he was two years old, his father moved the family to Stoughton. He attended a grammar school at the age of thirteen, and also received an education from Reverend Samuel Danbar. Rev. Danbar got an education from Harvard and was the minister at Sherman’s Congregational Church.
(“Alexander Pope.” Hutchinson’s Biography Database) Alexander was mostly self-taught from the age of 12. (“Alexander Pope” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia) He could read French, Greek, Italian, and Latin as a boy. (“Alexander Pope” Britannica school) In 1700 ALexander moved to Binfield. (“Alexander Pope” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia) One of Alexander's earliest writings was “Ode on Solitude” and it is said he wrote it at age 12. (“Alexander Pope” Britannica school) “Before he was 17 Pope was admitted to London society and encouraged as a prodigy” (“Alexander Pope” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia) His poem “An Essay on Criticism” was published in 1711.
The author Michael Sadler was a social reformer, a political economist, a recognized radical politician, and a philanthropic businessman. Sadler claimed a seat as Chairman in the British Tory Member of Parliament during a Parliamentary Investigation. In Britain, he wrote The Sadler Report in 1832, published in January 1833, (Spartacus Educational). The report consisted of a transcript with testimonies of 98 child labor workers. The audience comprised of the British Parliament, one of three reports regarding the life of the industrial class.
Benjamin Franklin is best known as one of the founding fathers of the United States. He is also well known as a scientist, politician, activist, inventor, and author. His literary career began in his apprenticeship to his older brother, James, the editor of The New England Courant when he was 12 years old. His style of writing was greatly influenced by the English periodical, The Spectator, which was widely read and popular at the time. He contributed letters and essays to the Courant under various pseudonyms.
Immanuel Kant was a widely known German philosopher who was born in 1724 in Konigsberg, Prussia and died in 1804. Kant was often known as one of the most influential thinkers of the Enlightenment Era. Kant was the fourth of nine children born to Johann Georg Cant and Anna Regina Cant. Later on in his life he would decide to change his name from Cant to Kant so that it would reflect the German spelling and pronunciation practices. He was raised under the influence of Pietism, which was a movement within Lutheranism that began in the late 17th century.
Born in Boston 1706,Ben Franklin helped to draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S constitution and he negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris which ended the revolutionary war. His scientific pursuits included investigations to electricity,mathematics and mapmaking. A printer and writer known for his wit and wisdom,Franklin was a polymath who published Poor Richard’s Almanack,invented Bifocal glasses and organized the first succsessful American lending library. Ben Franklin learned to read at an early age and despite his success at the Boston latin school,he stopped his formal schooling at age ten and helped his father work in his candle and soap shop Although James beat his young 2 younger brother,ben learned a great deal at newspaper publishing and adopted a similar board of subversive politics under the printers tutelage.
Gregor Mendel was a scientist and an Augustinian friar and monk working in St. Thomas’ abbey in Brno, Moravia. He grew up on a farm in the Silesian part of the Austrian Empire with his parents, Anton and Rosine Mendel, and had one older sister, Veronika, and a younger one, Theresia. Gregor worked as a beekeeper during his childhood, and then attended gymnasium as a young man. He studied practical and theoretical philosophy and physics at the Philosophical Institute of the University of Olomouc, missing a whole year of studies because of illness. He became a friar after completing part of his studies, in order to obtain a free education.
Ralph Waldo Emerson’s childhood and early years in ministry led to his involvement in the Antebellum Reform. Born in May of 1803, he was the son of a well-known Boston minister, William Emerson, and his wife Ruth. However, when Emerson was almost nine, his father died. Emerson grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and received his education from the Boston Public Latin School. He was accepted into the Harvard Divinity School at the age of fourteen.
When he was fourteen years old, he sent his brother Enoch, who was sixteen, to Yale College. Nathan was Classmates with a fellow patriot spy Benjamin Tallmadge. The Hale brothers belonged to the Yale literary and debating society, Linonia. This debated topics in astronomy, mathematics, literature, and the ethics
Robert Merton was born into a working class Eastern European Jewish immigrant family in Philadelphia as Meyer R. Schkolnick. He changed his own name at the age of 14 to Robert Merton, an outcome of a career as an amateur magician in his teen years. As a student he attended Temple College and Harvard, he studied sociology at both and in 1936 he earned his doctorate degree. From then on he started to contribute to the world of sociology by teaching in Harvard until 1938 when he became a professor and chairman of the Department of Sociology at Tulane University. He then moved on and joined the Columbia University faculty in 1941 where he worked alongside Paul F. Lazarsfeld for 35 years and where he created the “focus group research method” that politicians and businesses now use every day and where later in his life he became University Professor (the University 's highest academic rank) in 1974.
James Dwight Dana was born on February 12, 1813 in Utica, NY. His parents were Harriet Dwight and James Dana. At Utica high school, his teacher Fay Edgerton encouraged and developed his love and interest for science. He graduated in 1830 and enrolled in Yale College, where he studied natural history and geology. He graduated in 1833 and for two years, he became a mathematical instructor to midshipmen in the navy.
If you want to learn more about Revere, r Paul Revere was born on December 1734, in Boston 's north end. The young boy had 11 siblings, he was the second oldest son and the oldest surviving son. When Paul Revere jr. was growing up in Boston, Boston had really great public schools. Paul Revere 's dad wanted his son to follow in his footsteps and become a silversmith just like him. Revere thought differently, and at the age of thirteen Paul had graduated from writing school.
He became the first African American valedictorian for Great Barrington High school.Du Bois attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee where he studied classical literature, German, Greek, Latin, Philosophy, Chemistry, and Physics. While at Fisk University he was a chief editor of Fisk Herald, where he wrote about his views on racism. After Fisk University he went on to attend Harvard University to study history and social science, where he graduated cum laude in philosophy. From he went on to graduate school to where he studied political science where he received his masters in 1892. Due to his educational background he was awarded a Slater fund grant which allowed him to study abroad from 1892
Jefferson Davis was born on June 3, 1808 in Christian County Kentucky. He was the tenth child of Samuel Davis and Jane Cook Davis. He was heavily influenced by oldest brother Joseph who made sure that he had a good education. He attended a state college in Kentucky before enrolling in the U.S. Military academy at West Point in 1824. He performed only adequately in school but came out 23rd in his class in 1828.
Carbon dioxide and oxygen was first discovered by a man named Joseph Priestly. Joseph was born on march 13th, 1733. He was born in Birstall Fieldhead, England. He contributed a lot to society such as, a clergyman, and political theorist, but mostly remembered for his contributions to chemistry. In his early life, he was a very educated child that studied, mathematics, logic, metaphysics and philosophy.