List of long biographical articles on Rees's Cyclopaedia

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This is a list of the longer biographical articles from Rees's Cyclopaedia, 4 columns or more (3000 words appx.) The longest is that of Captain Cook (43.9 columns).

There are 3789 biographies half a column (350 words) or more long, and an unknown number of briefer ones. Sir James Edward Smith wrote the Botanical articles, and Charles Burney the ones on Music. Many of the biographical articles are sourced to biographical reference books. In most cases Christian names were Anglicised - John for Johannes, for example.

Vol 1 A-Amarathides[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Addison, Joseph 17th English Writer 8.0
Adrian 2nd Roman Emperor 7.5
Agricola 1st Rome Ruler 4.0
Alaric I 4th Unknown King 4.0
Alcibiades Ancient Greece General 4.4
Alembert, John D' 18th France Mathematician 4.7
Alexander the Great Ancient Macedonia Emperor 23.4
Alfred the Great 9th English King 6.2
Alva, Don Fernando 16th Spain General 6.5

Vol 2 Amarantus-Arteriotomy[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Ambrose, Saint 4th Spain Bishop 5.4
Anselm 11th England Archbishop 4.0
Antoninus, Marcus 9th Italian Emperor 4.0
Aristotle Ancient Greece Philosopher 14.8

Vol 3 Artery-Battersea[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Athanasius, Saint 4th Egypt Bishop 3.9
Atterbury, Francis 17th England Bishop 5.1
Augustus, Octavian Caesar Ancient/1st Rome Emperor 11.0
Aurelian 3rd Rome Emperor 5.0
Bacon, Francis 16th England Philosopher/Chancellor 8.4

Vol 4 Battery-Bookbinding[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Baxter, Richard 17th England Non-Conformist Divine 4.1
Bayle, Peter 17th France Philosopher 6.1
Beckett, Thomas 13th English Prelate 8.0
Belisarius 6th Rome Emperor 5.1
Berkeley, George 18th Irish Bishop 5.5
Blackburne, Francis 18th England Clergyman 5.8
Blake, Robert 17th England Admiral 4.3
Boerhaave, Hermann. 17th Holland Chemist 4.1

Vol 5 Book-keeping-Calvart[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Boileau-Despraeux, Nicholas 17th France Poet 4.8
Boscovich, Ruggero Guiseppi 18th Italy Mathematician 6.8
Boyle, Robert 13th England Philosopher 9.7
Bracciolini, Poggio 15th Italy Writer 5.2
Brahe, Tycho 16th Denmark Astronomer 4.9
Brindley, James 18th England Inventor 5.0
Brissot, Jaques 18th France Revolutionary 4.3
Brown, John 18th England Clergyman 4.1
Buchanan, George 16th Scotland Poet 4.1
Buffon, George Louis 18th France Naturalist 6.0
Burke, Edmund, 18th Ireland Scholar 4.6
Burnet, Gilbert 17th England Prelate 6.2
Caesar, Caius Julius Ancient Rome Dictator 10.6

Vol 6 Calvary-Castra[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Calvin, John 16th France Religious reformer 11.6
Camden, John 16th England Historian 5.3
Campbell, Colin 18th Scottish Clan leader 11.4
Camper, Peter 18th Holland Physician 4.4
Caracalla, Marcus A. A. 2nd Rome Emperor 4.8
Cardan, Girolamo 16th Italy Philosopher 4.5
Cartes,Des, Rene 17th France Philosopher 8.6 Rees's idiosyncratic spelling of Descartes.

Vol 7 Castramentation-Chronology[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Catherine II 18th Russia Ruler 28.0 Tooke
Cato Ancient Italy General 12.2
Charlelemagne 8th French Emperor 9.0
Charles I 17th England King 6.6
Charles II 17th England King 9.0
Charles V 16th France Holy Roman Emperor 11.0
Charles XII 17th Sweden King 7.8

Vol 8 Chronometer-Colliseum[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Churchill, John 17th England Statesman 4.0
Cicero Ancient Italy Government Official 20.6
Clarke, Samuel 17th England Scholar 6.0
Clement VII 16th Italy Pope 8.0
Cleopatra III Ancient Egypt Queen 4.7

Vol 9 Collision-Corne[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Columbus, Christopher 15th Italy Explorer 5.8
Constantine I 4th Byzantium Emperor 5.7
Cook, James 18th England Discoverer 43.9
Corelli, Arcangelo 17th Italy Musician 5.8 Burney

Vol 10 Cornea-Czyrcassy[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Cortes, Ferdinand 16th Spain Naval Commander 11.3
Cranmer, Thomas 16th England Archbishop/Martyr 4.0
Cromwell, Oliver 17th England Statesman 7.9
Cyrus Ancient Persia King 4.9

Vol 11 D-Dissimilitude[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Daniel Ancient Jerusalem Prophet 5.1
David Ancient Palestine King 18.0
Demosthenes Ancient Greece Orator 4.5
Muris, John De 14th France Musician 6.5 Burney; Rees's idiosyncratic spelling of De Muris
Dioclesian 3rd Rome Emperor 9.8

Vol 12 Dissimulation-Eloane[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Doddridge, Philip 18th England Minister 7.0
Dombey, Joseph 18th France Botanist 5.6 Smith
Domitian lst Rome Emperor 5.2
Dryden, John 17th England Poet 5.2
Elizabeth I 17th England Queen 4.7

Vol 13 Elocution-Extremities[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Emlyn l7th England Non-Conformist divine 5.0
Erasmus l5th Holland Divine 4.2

Vol 14 Extrinsic-Food (part)[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Farinelli, (Carlo Broschi). 18th Italy Opera singer 7.2 Burney
Fenelon, Francis 17th France Archbishop 10.0 ‘

Vol 15 Food(part)-Generation (part)[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Fox, Charles 18th Fngland Statesman 14.2
Franco, Magister. 10th France Writer of Musical Tracts 4.5 Burney
Franklin, Benjamin 18th America InventorDiplomat 5.9
Frederic III 18th Prussia King 7.3
Galilei, Galileo 17th Italy Astronomer 11.3
Gardiner, Stephen, 16th England Bishop 7.2
Geddes, Alexander. 18th Scotland Translator 4.3

Vol 16 Generation (part)- Gretna[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
George I 17th England King 4.6
Gregory I 6th Italy Pope 5.8

Vol 17 Gretry-Hebe[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Gretry, Andre 18th Belgium Opera Composer 7.2 Burney
Guido, Aretino 16th Italy Musician 4.8 Burney
Haller, Albert 18th Switzerland Physician 5.4
Handel, George 18th German Composer 11.7 Burney
Hasselquist, Frederick 18th Sweden Botanist 4.0 Smith

Vol 18 Hibiscus-Increment[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Hippocrates Ancient Greece Physician 6.6
Hogarth, William 18th England Engraver 14.5
Hunter, William 18th Scotland Physician 4.5
Hunter, John 18th Scotland Anatomist 5.2

Vol 19 Increments-Kilmes[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Jerome of Prague 15th Bohemia Martyr 4.9
John the Baptist 1st Palestine Prophet 7.2
Johnson, Samuel 18th England Writer 4.0
Jomelli, Niccolò 18th Iitaly Composer 4.6 Burney
Jones, Sir W. 18th England Orientalist 15.3
Josquin des Prey 16th Holland Composer 4.5 Burney

Vol 20 Kiln-Light[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Kippis, Andrew 18th England Nonconformist Divine 7.5
Knox,, John 16th Scotland Divine 5.0
Latimer, Hugh 15th England Martyr 5.0
Laud, William 17th England Archbishop 5.1
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent. 18th France Chemist 5.6
Leo X 15th Italy Pope 4.6
Lewis XIV 18th France King 4.5 Rees's idiosyncratic spelling of Louis.
Lewis XVI 18th France King 9.8 Rees's idiosyncratic spelling of Louis.

Vol 21 Lighthouse-Machinery (part)[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Linnaeus, Charles Von 18th Sweden Naturalist 20.0 Smith
Locke, John 17th England Philosopher 7.1
Luther, Martin 16th German Reformer 21.5

Vol 22 Machinery(part)-Mattheson[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Mahomet I. 6th Arabia Religious Founder 12.4
Martini, Fr. Giambatista 18th Italy Musician 4.7 Burney
Mary 16th Scotland Queen 6.0
Maskelyne, Nevil 18th England Astronomer 6.0

Vol 23 Matthew-Monsoon[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Medici, Lorenzo 15th Italy Diplomat 5.6
Melancthon 16th Germany Theological Reformer 4.4
Metastasio 17th Italy Opera librettist 17.8 Burney
Milton, John 17th England Poet 15.0
Monk, George 17th England General 4.1

Vol 24 Monster - Newton-in-the-Willows[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Moore, Lt.-Gen. John 18th England General 27.0
More, Thomas 17th England Statesman 5.3
Morley, Thomas 18th England Musician 4.4 Burney
Moses Ancient Egypt Jewish Leader and Prophet 5.1
Mutis, Joseph 18th Spain Physician 4.3
Nelson, Horatio 18th England Admiral 26.4
Nero lst Rome Emperor 4.3
Newton, Isaac 17th England Mathematician 8.3

Vol 25 Newtonian Philosophy-Ozunusze[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Origen 2nd Egypt Church Father 4.3

Vol 26 P-Perturbation[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Paley, William 18th England Natural Philosopher 6.3
Pallas, Dr Peter Simon 18th Prussia Naturalist 6.6 Smith
Paul, Saint 1st Rome Apostle 11.0
Peter, Simon 1st Palestine Apostle 5.2
Peter I 17th Russia Emperor 6.2
Petrarcha, Francesco 14th Italy Poet 5.2

Vol 27 Pertussis-Poetics[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Pitt, William, the elder 18th England Statesman 6.2
Pitt, William, the younger 18th England Statesman 12.2
Pius VI 18th Italy Pope 8.2

Vol 28 Poetry-Punjoor[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Pombal, Sebastião José 18th Portugal Statesman 4.5
Pompey Ancient Italy Govt Official 4.0
Pope, Alexander 18th England Poet 4.8
Price, John 18th England Writer 5.6
Priestley, Joseph 18th England Natural Philosopher 7.5
Ptolemy, Claudius Ancient Egypt Astronomer 5.0

Vol 29 Punishment-Repton[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Purcell, Henry 17th England Musician 11.4 Burney
Pythagoras Ancient Greece Philosopher 4.7
Quantz, John Joachim 18th German Musician 5.3 Burney
Ragotski, Francis 18th Hungary Prince 11.0
Ralegh [sic], Sir Walter 16th England Adventurer 7.7
Raphael Sazio, Da Urbino 16th Italy Painter 7.4
Ray, John 17th England Botanist 11.9 Smith

Vol 30 Republic-Rzemien[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Reynolds, Sir Joshua 18th England Painter 9.9
Robinson, Robert 18th England Church Official 6.0
Romney, George 18th England Painter 4.2
Rousseau, Jean Jacques 18th Switzerland Writer 8.1
Reubens, Sir Peter 17th Belgium Painter 5.4
Rupert, Prince 17th Germany Prince 4.2
Rush, Benjamin 18th America Physician 6.3
Russell, Lord William 17th England Patriot 4.0

Vol 31 S-Scotium[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Selden, John 17th England Scholar 4.2

Vol 32 Scotland-Sindy[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Shakespeare, William 16th England Dramatist 20.5
Sibthorp, John 18th England botanist 6.3 Smith

Vol 33 Sines-Starboard[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Sixtus IV 15th Italy Pope 5.4
Sloane, Hans 18th Scotland Natural Historian 5.6
Socrates Ancient Greece Philosopher 7.7
Stanhope, George 18th England Divine 8.1

Vol 34 Starch-Szydlow[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Swift, Jonathan 18th England Writer 7.0

Vol 35 T-Toleration[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Titian 16th Italy Painter 4.7

Vol 36 Tolerium-Vermelho[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Tournefort, Joseph Piton de. 17th France Botanist 5.1 Smith
Vaillant, Sebastian 18th France Botanist 4.5 Smith
Vandyck, Sir Anthony 17th Belgium Painter 4.0
Vinci, Leonardo Da 15th Italy Genius 7.0
Usher, James 16th Ireland Archbishop 8.5

Vol 37 Vermes-Waterloo[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Walpole, Robert 17th England Politician 4.0
Washington, George 18th America President 4.0

Vol 38 Water-Wzetin[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Watson, Richard 18th England Bishop and writer 18.0
Werner, Abraham 18th Germany Mineralogist 4.6
Wesley, John 18th England Religious Leader 4.1
Whitbread, Samuel 18th England Brewer 8.0
Wood, Anthony 17th England Antiquary 4.6

Vol 39 X-Zytomiers with Addenda[edit]

Name Century Country Occupation Columns Contributor/Notes
Zwingle, Ulric 16th Switzerland Religious Reader 5.2
Park, Mungo 18th Scotland Traveller 8.2
Romilly, Sir Samuel 18th England Philanthropist 5.1