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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin  

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(1706–90)Although Franklin's distinction rests on his work as a scientist and statesman, his homely moral and political philosophy, particularly as expounded in Poor Richard's Almanack (1733–58), has ...
charity

charity  

N.A body (corporate or not) established for one of the charitable purposes pecified by statute (see charitable trust). A charity is subject to the control of the High Court in the exercise of its ...
Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale  

(1820–1910)The British nurse and founder of modern nursing practice, emphasizing effective use of hospital hygiene, compassionate care, and, above all, a foundation in systematic statistical ...
Hereford

Hereford  

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The see was founded in 676 by Putta, Bp. of Rochester, who had fled from the heathen invaders of his diocese. St Ethelbert, King of the East Angles, was buried in the cathedral and, with the BVM, ...
insanity

insanity  

Another name for mental disorder, especially in legal contexts, where it refers specifically to conditions that impair one's ability to discharge one's legal responsibilities. See also McNaghten ...
London

London  

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London Eye name given to the Millennium Wheel, an observation wheel erected on the banks of the Thames in London between County Hall and Jubilee Gardens and opened to the public in February 2000; its ...
Marburg

Marburg  

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German university town on the Lahn, now in the Land Hessen of the Federal Republic (see Bundesrepublik Deutschland), and formerly the residence of the Landgraves of Hesse. It was at ...

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