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1. Earvin , known as Magic. born 1959, US basketball player
2. Eyvind . 1900--76, Swedish novelist and writer, whose novels include the Krilon trilogy (1941--43): joint winner of the Nobel prize for literature 1974
3. Martin. born 1970, English Rugby Union footballer; captain of the England team that won the World Cup in 2003.
4. Philip (Cortelyou). born 1906, US architect and writer; his buildings include the New York State Theater (1964) and the American Telephone and Telegraph building (1978--83), both in New York

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1. Amy 1903--41, British aviator, who made several record flights, including those to Australia (1930) and to Cape Town and back (1936)
2. Andrew 1808--75, US Democrat statesman who was elected vice president under the Republican Abraham Lincoln; 17th president of the US (1865--69), became president after Lincoln's assassination. His lenience towards the South after the American Civil War led to strong opposition from radical Republicans, who tried to impeach him
3. Jack 1878--1946, US boxer; world heavyweight champion (1908--15)
4. Lionel (Pigot) 1867--1902, British poet and critic, best known for his poems "Dark Angel" and "By the Statue of King Charles at Charing Cross"
5. Lyndon Baines known as LBJ. 1908--73, US Democrat statesman; 36th president of the US (1963--69). His administration carried the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965, but he lost popularity by increasing US involvement in the Vietnam war
6. Michael (Duane) born 1967, US athlete: world (1995) and Olympic (1996) 200- and 400-metre gold medallist
7. Robert ?1898--1937, US blues singer and guitarist
8. Samuel known as Dr. Johnson. 1709--84, British lexicographer, critic, and conversationalist, whose greatest works are his Dictionary (1755), his edition of Shakespeare (1765), and his Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (1779--81). His fame, however, rests as much on Boswell's biography of him as on his literary output
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Tite gave the Panizzi Lectures in 1993: 'My purpose in these lectures is to look at one aspect - but certainly the most lasting one - of that career: Sir Robert Cotton's acquisition of his remarkable collection of manuscripts.' We have his portrait by Cornelius Johnson in the National Portrait Gallery, and another by Paul van Somer engraved by Vertue showing Cotton's hand lying on MS Otho B.vi, a manuscript almost wholly destroyed in the great fire of 1731; both portraits are here reproduced.