Regency Man Monday – Edmund Kean

Edmund Kean(4 November 1787 – 15 May 1833)Edmund Kean (4 November 1787 – 15 May 1833) was a celebrated British Shakespearean stage actor born in England, who performed in London, Belfast, New York, Quebec, and Paris among other places. He was well known for his short stature, tumultuous personal life, and controversial divorce.Here's a bit about … Continue reading Regency Man Monday – Edmund Kean

Regency Man Monday – William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth(7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850)William Wordsworth was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads (1798).  Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude, a semiautobiographical poem of his early years that he revised … Continue reading Regency Man Monday – William Wordsworth

Regency Man Monday – Edward Jenner

Edward Jenner(17 May 1749 – 26 January 1823) Edward Jenner was an English physician and scientist who was the pioneer of smallpox vaccine, the world's first vaccine. Noting the common observation that milkmaids were generally immune to smallpox, Jenner postulated that the pus in the blisters that milkmaids received from cowpox (a disease similar to smallpox, … Continue reading Regency Man Monday – Edward Jenner

Regency Man Monday – Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth(30 May 1757 – 15 February 1844)Henry Addington, was a British statesman who served as Prime Minister from 1801 to 1804. He is best known for obtaining the Treaty of Amiens in 1802, an unfavourable peace with Napoleonic France which marked the end of the Second Coalition during the French Revolutionary Wars. … Continue reading Regency Man Monday – Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

Regency Man Monday – Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford

Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count RumfordMarch 26, 1753 – August 21, 1814Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, was an American-born British physicist and inventor whose challenges to established physical theory were part of the 19th century revolution in thermodynamics. He served as lieutenant-colonel of the King's American Dragoons, part of the British Loyalist forces, during the American Revolutionary … Continue reading Regency Man Monday – Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford

Regency Man Monday – George Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll

George William Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll GCH, PC (22 September 1768 – 22 October 1839), styled Earl of Campbell from 1768 to 1770 and Marquess of Lorne from 1770 to 1806, was a Scottish Whig politician and nobleman.I could find little about his work during the Regency but he's listed as being part of … Continue reading Regency Man Monday – George Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll

Regency Man Monday – Arthur Aikin

Arthur Aikin (1773-1854)Arthur Aikin, FLS, FGS (19 May 1773 – 15 April 1854) was an English chemist, mineralogist and scientific writer. was a founding member of the Chemical Society (now the Royal Society of Chemistry). He first became its Treasurer in 1841, and later became the Society's second President.He was one of the founders of … Continue reading Regency Man Monday – Arthur Aikin

Colonial Man Monday – Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton(January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) In honor of Hamilton's outstanding showing at the Tony's last night!Hamilton was a Founding Father of the United States, chief staff aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution, the founder of the nation's financial system, the founder … Continue reading Colonial Man Monday – Alexander Hamilton