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Antoine Furetière

Furetière is known for the breadth of his writing, but renowned for compiling the first dictionary of the French language, regarded as the greatest encyclopaedic dictionary of the 17thC. Close ... Read more Antoine Furetière

Mary Astell

Astell was a significant feminist avant la lettre, whose writings arguing for equality via education were widely noted, including by Defoe, Steele (mockingly) and Samuel Richardson. She studied astronomy with ... Read more Mary Astell

Paul McCartney

McCartney’s songwriting and performing partnership with Lennon, despite its fractiousness, was one of the most notable in popular music (his relationship with Ono was also terse). Pinter invited him to ... Read more Paul McCartney

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