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Sir William Eden, seventh baronet and fifth baronet (1849–1915) by Prince Paulo Troubetzkoy ? reserved; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Eden, Sir William, seventh baronet and fifth baronet (1849–1915), sportsman and artist, was born at Windlestone Hall, co. Durham, on 4 April 1849, the second son of Sir William Eden, sixth baronet and fourth baronet (1803–1873), and his wife, Elfrida Susanna Harriet, daughter of ...

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Fennell, John Greville (1807–1885), artist and writer on angling, was born at sea between Ireland and England. He began his artistic career by winning the silver medal offered by the duke of Sussex for a drawing of Hercules. He was a student at the school of engraving run by the ...

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Guevara, álvaro Ladrón de (1894–1951), artist and boxer, was born on 13 July 1894 at Cerro Alegre, Valparaíso, Chile, the tenth of the twelve children of Luis Ladrón de Guevara (1840?–1912), a prosperous woollen exporter, and his wife, Ida Juana María Reimers Bode (1857–1943)...

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Robert Walker (1755–1808) by Sir Henry Raeburn, c. 1792–4 [The Skating Minister] National Gallery of Scotland

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Walker, Robert [called the Skating Minister] (1755–1808), Church of Scotland minister and subject of a painting by Henry Raeburn, was born on 30 April 1755 at Monkton, Ayrshire, the second son of the Revd William Walker (1719–1774), minister of that parish, and ...

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Ward, James [Jem] (1800–1884), pugilist and artist, was born near Ratcliffe Highway (now the Highway), London, the eldest son of a butcher, later a ballast-heaver, stated as being either Nathaniel or Nicholas Ward. His date of birth has been variously given as 14, 25, or 26 December 1800. From an early age he displayed talent as a boxer and he later recalled his first fight as being against ...

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Wathen, James (bap. 1752, d. 1828), artist and pedestrian, was baptized on 1 July 1752 in the parish church of All Saints, Hereford, the son of Thomas Wathen (d. 1779), a glover of the city, and his wife, Dorothy Taylor (d...